Traumatic Brain And Spinal Cord Injuries

Legal Representation for Victims of Traumatic Brain And Spinal Cord Injuries in Leduc, Cochrane & Camrose

In personal injury law, the term “catastrophic” usually refers to life-altering injuries that involve permanent or temporary disabilities and leave an individual unable to care for themselves.  While some need assistant to complete their daily tasks, others are completely unable to do anything.  Furthermore, catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries can be financially devastating for the family of the victim.  If a family member recently sustained catastrophic injuries of this nature, the BLPC AB Personal Injury Lawyer legal team is only a phone call away.

SPINAL CORD INJURIES

In most cases, spinal cord injuries result from a blow or some type of trauma to the spinal cord (spine) which breaks a disc or vertebra and causes spinal cord damage.  In this scenario, any injury to the spine could be life-altering and change how it functions.  As a result, you could lose of autonomic function, muscle function, and sensation.

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Granted, in many cases these changes will be permanent.  However, they could also be temporary.  In any event, you will need experienced legal representation.

In any catastrophic injury that impacts the brain or spinal column, there is a high risk of suffering with either numbness or pain to being temporarily to permanently paralyzed.  Furthermore, paralysis can take different forms namely paraplegia and quadriplegia.

Paraplegia affects the lower extremities by paralyzing the legs and in some cases, the trunk but doesn’t affect the arms.  Conversely, quadriplegia involves the total loss of all sensation and use of the limbs and torso.  In some cases, it is called tetraplegia.\

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES

Traumatic brain injuries disrupt the brain’s normal functions and are classified as ranging from mild to very severe.  Furthermore, the effects that this type of injury has will vary from one individual to the next.  Surprisingly, many brain injury victims enjoy a full recovery in 2 to 3 years.  Unfortunately, many more never recover fully.  These men or women are left with one or more deficits cognitively, emotionally, or physically.  Even the slightest head trauma can jolt the brain from side to side and injure it in the process.

Interestingly enough, the mildest of brain injuries can cause problems even if they aren’t immediately obvious.  For example, they may begin to experience problems in social situations dealing with other family members, close personal friends, and/or their fellow employees.  In some cases, brain injuries can lead to:

  Changes in Their Personalities
  Decreased Overall Brain Function
  Erratic Mood Swings
  Frustration, Isolation, and Withdrawal
  Memory Loss
  Reduced Concentration Abilities

In many cases, the injury is so severe that the person is unable to return to their place of employment or changes employers frequently because they have difficulties holding down a job.  Needless to say, an injury of this magnitude can financially devastate the injury victim and his or her family.  This doesn’t have to happen to you.  If you would like more information regarding personal injury claims for spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries, please contact the BLPC AB Personal Injury Lawyer legal team today.