A brain or spinal injury can cause serious medical conditions such as brain and nerve damage. Traumatic brain injury is the designation for brain damage resulting from an external factor or force. An example of an external force which could cause traumatic brain injury is whiplash. In a car accident scenario, whiplash can actually injure the brain severely through rapid deceleration of the vehicle in motion, causing the brain to hit the wall of the cranium. This can result in torn brain fiber, bleeding and swelling. An example of a non-traumatic brain injury would be a stroke. In this case there is not an external force causing the injury, however, the resultant damage may still be severe. It is crucial to contact a Riverside brain injury attorney in this situation to determine your legal options related to the claim for compensation and recovery of damages.
The brain and spine are similar in that they are both control centers for the rest of your body to communicate through. When they are damaged, it is critical to receive the best care and try to return their normal function where this is possible. In some spinal cord injury (SCI) cases, a permanent disability such as paraplegia or quadriplegia is the tragic result. These cases require the hard work and dedication of the legal team at the Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus.
If a spine or brain injury is the result of another party's negligence, they may be held liable for compensation. Common causes of brain and spine injuries are as follows:
Brain and spinal cord injuries can last a lifetime and are extremely expensive to treat. In order to fight for the compensation for damages that is fair in serious injury cases, and to thus receive the proper medical treatment, nursing care and equipment necessary, contact the experienced legal team at our firm. The other losses suffered by the victim, such as pain and suffering or loss of quality of life will be also relentlessly pursued for clients in the claim for damages in the case. Don't leave your case in unpracticed hands as your family's future is at stake.
Contact our offices today if you have sustained a brain or spinal cord injury due to another's negligence.