Answers To Your Brain And Spine Injury Questions

Injuries involving the brain and spinal cord are among the most serious injuries an accident victim can suffer. In virtually every case, brain and spinal cord injuries are long term; in many cases, they turn out to be permanent. Serious brain and spinal cord injuries compromise the quality of life not only for victims, but also for the families of victims, who now have to provide care for their injured loved ones.

At Drivon Turner & Waters, PLC, we are often approached by brain and spinal cord injury victims and their families with questions, some of the most common of which are answered below. For specific answers to questions you may have regarding your potential claim, please contact our lawyers to schedule an evaluation of your case.

What sorts of compensation are brain and spinal cord injury victims entitled to?

Because brain and spinal cord injuries usually require long-term and often lifelong treatment, injured victims are typically able to recover compensation not only for current losses and expenses related to the injury, but also for future expected losses and expenses. This may include compensation for future lost earnings, psychological counseling, physical therapy, nursing care and other expenses unique to survivors of such crippling injuries.

Whether you or someone you love has suffered a long-term but temporary injury or permanent paralysis, our personal injury lawyers are here to help.

What types of accidents commonly result in brain and spinal cord injury?

Brain and spinal cord injuries commonly result from trauma, such as that caused by any variety of personal injury accidents: motorcycle, auto, sports, construction and other accidents in which the victim is vulnerable to forceful impact.

The type of accident is not really important, as long as it can be demonstrated that the party or parties that caused the accident behaved negligently. More important are the extent of the injuries and the care that will most likely be required as a result.

Are there different types of traumatic brain injury?

There are two basic types of traumatic brain injury. Of the two, open-head injuries are the more obvious and the easiest to prove. Open-head injuries occur when an object actually penetrates the skull, causing apparent damage and immediate injury. Closed-head injuries, on the other hand, do not show obvious or immediate symptoms.

These types of injuries are often discovered only through a complete examination of the head and may not become apparent until days, weeks or even months after an accident. Left untreated, however, these injuries can result in permanent brain damage. This is why it is important to seek counsel from an attorney even if you feel that you were not seriously injured by an impact to the head.

Our injury lawyers can help arrange for proper medical evaluation, ensuring that any injury you have suffered is properly diagnosed.

How likely is someone who has suffered a spinal cord injury to walk again?

Unfortunately, most spinal cord injuries result in permanent disability, if not paralysis. While many spinal cord injury victims are able to recover some feeling and function beneath the site of their injury, full recovery is unlikely. Even partial recovery is extremely expensive and usually requires many years of physical (and often psychological) therapy.

Our experienced lawyers are able to determine the full range of possible expenses that a victim is likely to face and construct a strong and compelling argument in pursuit of damages against the defendant.

Contact Our Law Office In Stockton California

If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury, our lawyers would be pleased to evaluate your case. At Drivon Turner & Waters, PLC, we have helped hundreds of injured victims throughout California obtain the full measure of compensation to which they are entitled. Contact our law firm online or by phone (209-800-8971)today for further information.