Head Trauma and Spinal Cord Injuries
Don’t Suffer In Silence! Get the Right Compensation for Your Head and Spinal Cord Injuries
Are you coping with the life-altering impact of a head trauma or spinal cord injury after an accident? We clearly understand the short and long-term effects associated with the injuries. A majority of persons are unable to recover fully and lead a normal life. They might end up in need of extensive medical care, treatment and other forms of assistance probably for the rest of their lives.
An injury to the spinal cord blocks communication between the brain and the body. A severe head trauma may result in six abnormal states of consciousness, these being stupor, coma, persistent vegetative state, locked-in syndrome, brain death, and minimal consciousness.
Causes of Head and Spinal Cord Injuries
Head trauma and spinal cord injuries are often permanent and life-changing for persons and their families. These injuries may result from:
- Surgical errors
- Car accidents
- Birth injuries
- Motorcycle or truck collisions exposure
- Sports accidents
- Acts of violence
- Slip and fall
A Closer Look at Head Trauma and Spinal Cord Injuries
Whether the injury was sustained in an accident or surgical error, its effects can be disastrous. Some of the aspects of a victim's life that may be affected includes, but are not limited to the following:
- Lack of coordination
- Persistent headache
- Inability to manage tasks
- Short-term or long-term memory loss
- Blurred or double vision
- Difficulties in walking
- Inability to move arms and legs
- Dizziness and lightheadedness
Regardless of the cause of the injury, the recovery process can be tedious and unfortunately, many victims never fully recover. Therefore, in the event someone else is legally at fault for an accident that caused your injuries, you can pursue a claim to obtain compensation.
Why You Should Never Contact Insurance Company First
While it's a normal act for an injured person or their family to seek the help of an insurance company before consulting an attorney, most injury cases require a great deal of effort to get full compensation. Claim adjusters are well-trained negotiators, and they may quietly record all of your conversations so that they can find inconsistencies or create holes in your claim. If they detect that you are contradicting yourself at any point, the insurance company will take advantage and reduce its liability or deny your claim entirely. Our advice to you is to never negotiate or contact an insurance company without the help of an attorney. An insurance company will never work in your best interest, even if they are your own carrier.
Allow Competent Head and Spinal Cord Injury Attorneys to Fight with You
Being involved in an accident can be very a traumatic experience and can leave you with expenses and claims to file to get compensation. However, most of these cases are settled before they reach trial, while those that are taken to trial are the most challenging and require the services of an attorney.
Finding skilled legal representation for your claim can make a big difference in your life. An attorney with experience, especially in trauma and spinal cord injuries, will assure that you get the best results. Typically, they will help you go over the specific facts related to your case, and seek answers to relevant questions to build your case and get the resolution that you desire. During consultation, bring with you any exchange forms, witness information, medical records, medical bills, and police reports to help guide your case and give your attorney an avenue to proceed down.
Make sure you are appointing the right attorney. A qualified attorney will be able to help you handle such delicate claims, and in return get the compensation that you deserve.
Call us today (804) 271-1969 to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys.