Brain, Spinal Cord and Paraplegic Injuries

The brain and the spinal cord are essential to human life. While many parts of the human body can now be replaced, such as a knee, hip or liver, a brain or spinal cord cannot yet be replaced. Injuries to the brain and spinal cord can happen in a matter of seconds as the result of a traumatic event, such as an automobile accident.

The effects of these injuries can range from temporary to permanent disability. Acquired brain injuries are often labeled as mild, moderate or severe, but this can be misleading. Severe brain injuries often result in obvious loss of mental and physical abilities, impaired hearing or eye sight, loss of co-ordination, motor skills, strength and endurance. However, even "mild" brain injuries can have a devastating effect on a person's life and ability to function normally. For example, mild brain injuries can cause changes in personality, lower tolerance for frustration, outbursts of temper and difficulty processing information, making decisions or carrying out plans. These changes can have a dramatic impact on a person's ability to hold a job or maintain relationships.

Like brain injuries, spinal cord injuries also have a destructive impact on the injured party's way of life. Depending upon the severity of the injury, at best the injured party may lose only partial bodily function or ability whereas at worst the injury can cause paralysis. This paralysis is caused by the severing of the spinal cord and is usually a permanent condition. All feeling and control below the place where the spinal cord is severed is lost.

If you or your loved one has suffered a brain or spinal cord injury, they may be in need of long term health care assistance and rehabilitation services. We can help you find the resources you need and ensure you obtain the maximum amount of compensation award or settlement.