Spinal Cord Injuries Cause Lifelong Changes

Spinal Cord Injuries Cause Lifelong Changes

Every year, there are about 17,500 spinal cord injuries in the United States.  Of these, many will suffer lifelong consequences from their SCIs.  It is important for spinal cord injury victims and their loved ones to understand that SCIs often mean changes that will affect the rest of the victim’s life, and in seeking compensation … Read more

How Spinal Cord Injuries Impact A Lifetime

How Spinal Cord Injuries Impact A Lifetime

A spinal cord injury or SCI is a type of injury that may easily have long-term consequences. While most injuries, such as broken bones or damaged muscles, can have lingering effects, spinal cord injuries are frequently permanent and may cause life-long damage.  Because of this, SCIs are often evaluated, in terms of monetary damages, as if they will last for the rest of the victim’s life.  It is very important for the victim of a spinal cord injury to work with an attorney who understands how to calculate these types of damages accurately and to ensure that the victim gets all of the compensation to which he or she is entitled.

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How TBIs and SCIs Impact the Economy

How TBIs and SCIs Impact the Economy

Certain types of personal injury accidents are not strictly “personal.”  They have an effect on the families and communities of the people who suffer them.  While the personal effects may be the most noticeable and dramatic, both traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and spinal cord injuries (SCIs) have an impact on the economy as well.

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The Connection Between Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injuries

Traumatic Head and Spinal Cord Injuries

Many people, including many doctors, view traumatic head injuries as separate events from spinal cord injuries.  This can often lead to misdiagnosis of SCIs when a traumatic brain injury is also present.  According to a study from Brazil,  spinal cord injuries involving the cervical, or neck, portion of the spine are most likely to be misdiagnosed when head trauma is also present.

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New Study Shows Residential Mobility Impacts Spinal Cord Injury Patient Health

New Study Shows Residential Mobility Impacts Spinal Cord Injury Patient Health

Researchers working on the Spinal Cord Injury Model System recently isolated data that shows residential mobility, or moving from one home to another, after a spinal cord injury has a strong impact on the health and recovery of patients.  The study, published in the Archive of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, was undertaken to investigate the … Read more

Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries and Outcomes

Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries and Outcomes

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.

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What Are the Different Possible Outcomes for Spinal Injuries?

What Are the Different Possible Outcomes for Spinal Injuries?

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

The ABCs of Spinal Cord Injuries

The ABCs of Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries or SCIs are some of the most devastating types of personal injury, leading frequently to life-long complications.  SCIs should always be taken seriously, as even minor ones can lead to permanent damage.  It is very important for victims of SCIs to understand their rights and seek compensation for their injuries, as many … Read more

What Happens if You Get a Spinal Cord Injury?

What Happens if You Get a Spinal Cord Injury?

Many injuries can result from a bad car accident or a slip-and-fall. Sometimes it’s hard to tell the extent of your injuries unless you meet with a medical professional. Because of this, some injuries can go unnoticed for a significant amount of time. But if one of your injuries from an accident is to your spinal cord, this can have serious consequences.

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Find Out How Spinal Injuries Led to $52 Million Judgment

Find Out How Spinal Injuries

A Colorado man has been awarded $52.5 million after being hit by two separate motorists while riding his bicycle home from work. The verdict is one of the largest in Colorado history.

In this issue, the Alaska personal injury lawyers at Barber & Associates will talk more about the case, and why the verdict was so high.

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