Some of the most debilitating and devastating injuries occur when a victim suffers brain or spinal cord trauma. These types of injuries are often marked by permanent physical disability, loss of use of parts of the body, changes in intellectual or emotional makeup, and inability to work or live independently. Because these types of injuries are so devastating and life-impacting, it is very important for victims to have the help of a professional who can guide them through the settlement negotiation process after an accident.
We like to think that everyone will behave fairly, even when there is an accident such as a vehicle collision. Unfortunately, sometimes people involved in crashes will not be completely honest about their own behavior before, during, and after the accident. Even worse, insurance companies, who are often trying to save money on claims, may try to avoid payment by pushing victims to accept a quick settlement.
Spinal cord injuries or SCIs can have different outcomes depending on the location and severity of the injury. All spinal cord injuries should be taken seriously; however, some have much more lasting and long-term impacts on daily life than others. Spinal Cord Basics The spinal cord is a long column of nerve tissue that runs … Read more
Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is one of the most common causes of serious, long-term disability and death from all types of accidents. TBIs are common after a vehicle crash or a fall, especially from a significant height such as a ladder. TBIs contribute to millions of dollars annually in medical visits, hospitalizations, surgeries, and long-term loss of physical and mental ability.
According to an article from the Association of American Medical Colleges, there are several new treatments on the horizon for traumatic brain injuries or TBIs. These treatments hold out hope for the present and future victims of TBIs that recovery may be possible in cases that previously would have resulted in a lifetime of disability.