Brain and spinal injuries are among the most devastating things that can happen in an accident. Despite the modern safety features of today's vehicles, the speeds and forces involved in highway collisions always carry the risk of damaging someone's brain or spinal cord. This types of injury changes the lives of both the victim and their family. Treatment is lengthy and expensive. Many such victims will have lasting problems and need many years (or a lifetime) of care to have a normal life. Pursuing compensation for brain or spinal injury caused by negligence in a crash allows the victim to receive the medical treatment and rehabilitation they need as well as financial assistance for the future.
Some of the most devastating injuries are those that affect the brain, as it is arguably the most vital organ in the entire human body. An injury to the brain can cause many different problems including communication, cognition, organ function and sensory processing. It can even leave a victim in a vegetative state. Brain injury is not a static event - it is a life-long chronic disease which may worsen over time. This type of injury changes the lives of both the victim and their family. Treatment is lengthy and expensive.
Traumatic brain injury results from sudden impact with an external force. A brain injury is a potentially life-altering event that may result in short- or long-term impairment or even wrongful death.
These injuries have differing levels of severity and affect each victim differently. Brain injuries are generally classified into three categories:
Mild: "mild" brain injuries typically suffer a period of lost consciousness, confusion or disorientation shorter than 30 minutes.
Moderate: Brain injury victims experience longer periods of unconsciousness or memory loss.
Severe: Brain injuries have results ranging from impaired cognitive functions to comatose states.
The consequences of traumatic brain injury include but are not limited to:
Cognitive: Short-term or long-term memory loss; spatial disorientation; difficulty concentrating and communicating.
Psychological/Behavioral: Anxiety, depression, mood swings, agitation and impulsivity.
Physical: Seizures; chronic headaches; speech impairment; partial or complete paralysis; loss of vision, hearing, smell or taste.
Evaluating the combination of cognitive, behavioral and physical deficits is an important first step in setting goals for rehabilitation.
If you have suffered brain trauma, you may be eligible to receive compensation for:
- Medical expenses and Rehabilitation costs
- Lost income
- Diminished earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
Whether your brain injury was sustained in a motor vehicle crash, construction accident or was the result of a defective product or unsafe premises, you can bring a claim against the responsible party
Victims should not bear the financial cost of accidents that were not their fault. We will hold the liable party accountable for its actions and help you recover the monetary settlement to which you are entitled. For further information please contact us at the Todd Law Firm at 512-472-7799.
Review the free, valuable information from Austin brain and spine injury lawyer David Todd to learn how to pursue your claim. At the Todd Law Firm, we are dedicated to pursuing justice for the victims of brain and spinal cord injury accidents in Austin and across Texas. If you have received a brain or spinal injury through someone else's negligence, contact us today for a free case evaluation. Let us explain how we can help pursue compensation for your claim. Learn how to avoid common mistakes that can compromise your case. Let us show you how to protect your rights and successfully resolve your case.
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