Very few injuries are as serious as those that affect your brain and spinal cord because they are responsible for a majority of your bodily functions. When your brain or spinal cord is injured, your way of life can become significantly compromised and can drastically change.
Car accidents are the most common causes of brain and spinal cord injuries, and victims of these types of injuries are often paralyzed or lose the use of certain parts of their bodies. If you or a loved one has sustained a brain or spinal cord injury because of someone else's negligence, you should speak with an attorney from our Antelope Valley firm.
When the brain is injured by a sudden force or trauma, irreparable damage can occur, making recovery very difficult if not impossible. Traumatic brain injury, also called TBI, can occur when the brain is driven into the skull by a sudden blow or impact. Bruising, swelling, torn blood vessels and intracranial bleeding have all been associated with traumatic brain injury.
According to the National Center for Injury Prevention, 1.5 million Americans sustain a brain injury every year and 50,000 of those will die from their injuries. When a brain injury occurs as the result of someone else's wrongful conduct, they can be held liable for damages.
Any damage of the spinal cord that results in loss of function or mobility is known as a spinal cord injury (SCI). When the spinal cord is damaged, loss of function or mobility can occur in certain parts of the body depending on which vertebrae were affected by the trauma. Paralysis and loss of bladder or bowel control frequently occur in victims of spinal cord injuries.
If you were injured in any type of accident caused by another party's wrongdoing or negligence, you have the right to hold that person or company responsible. The process begins with discussing the matter with an injury attorney, who can review the circumstances which led to your injury and determine whether you have grounds for legal action. Contact our firm today to learn how our firm can help you seek justice.