Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries can have devastating effects on the health of those that suffer them. These types of injuries can be especially expensive to treat because patients may never fully recover from them. Those with serious debilitating injuries may need 24/7 care, which can become very costly over the patient’s lifetime.
Brain Injury Attorneys
Traumatic brain injuries affect millions of Americans every year. The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) defines a traumatic brain injury or TBI as a condition, which is caused by a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain.
About 1.4 million people in the United States sustain a brain injury each year and out of those, about 50,000 die; 235,000 are hospitalized; and about 1.1 million are treated and released from a hospital emergency department. Children between the ages of 0 and 14 years old are very often victims of brain injuries. In this age group, there are close to 3,000 deaths, 37,000 hospitalizations and 435,000 visits to the emergency room that are brain-injury related.
Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury could include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Confusion and exhaustion
- Dizziness and lightheadedness
- Severe headaches
- Double or blurred vision
- Memory loss – short-term and/or long-term
- Nausea or vomiting
- Lack of coordination
- Slurred speech
Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
Few injuries are as debilitating and life-altering as spinal cord injuries, which typically leave victims paralyzed and unable to live life in the manner they did prior to their accidents. Spinal cord injury is defined as any damage to the spinal cord that results in loss of function or mobility.
Approximately 250,000 – 400,000 individuals in the United States are living with the results of spinal cord injuries. Every year, approximately 11,000 people sustain new spinal cord injuries – roughly thirty new injuries every day. Most of these injuries occur in auto and sports accidents, falls, and industrial accidents, and can result in temporary or permanent loss of sensation, loss of movement (paralysis), or loss of control of bodily functions.
The Brain and Spinal Cord Injury attorneys at Lewitt Hackman have extensive experience representing those that were severely injured due to the negligence of others. Our team of litigators have the tact, understanding, and knowledge of the law that can help insure that those responsible for you or your loved ones’ injuries are held accountable for their actions.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain or spinal cord injury as the result of the negligence of another, contact the brain and spinal cord injury attorneys at Lewitt Hackman today for a consultation of your case. While we cannot repair the damage that has been done, our attorneys will fight for your legal rights and do everything possible to gain compensation for you and your family to ease the financial burden that extensive medical bills and rehabilitation can bring.