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Traumatic Head or Spinal Cord Injuries Deserve Maximum Compensation

Any brain or spinal cord injury can mean serious and long-term consequences for victims and their families.  After an accident, you should seek legal assistance with one of our experienced attorneys as soon as possible to ensure that you are receiving appropriate medical treatment and that you have someone to advocate and protect your rights.  Kanner & Pintaluga focuses on helping our clients get the financial assistance they need after an accident

Our attorneys understand that a spinal cord injury completely changes the victim’s life and often times those who undertake care for the victim.  Seemingly insurmountable medical costs arise from paralysis and are often extremely difficult to measure and calculate into the future.  Ongoing medical care and specialized treatment almost always factor into spinal cord injury claims.  In representing spinal cord injury victims, our lawyers account for and understand that adaptive technologies and medical technologies are always evolving.

Attorneys Specializing in Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury is caused by unexpected or blunt force to the head such as an object penetrating the skull and impacting the brain, or the head making impact with some object.  When representing clients in this area, our lawyers emphasize the importance of obtaining long-term compensation with traumatic brain injury.  In order for victims to make significant recovery in many cases, these types of injury accidents may require ongoing treatments, surgery, speech therapy, physical therapy, psychiatric therapy, occupational therapy, and other medical rehabilitation services in an attempt to achieve maximum recovery.  Our experienced brain injury lawyers will help you receive monetary compensation for all brain injury related expenses.

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Consequences of Head and Spine Injuries

Head, neck, spine, and brain injuries can potentially cause significant cognitive deficits, leaving many victims unable to care for themselves, speak, or even continue to stay employed.  Particularly, spine injuries may result in some form of paralysis, such as paraplegia or quadriplegia.  These are extremely serious conditions which often require years of future medical care along with the anticipated cost of care.  Our attorneys have the experience necessary to calculate the total cost of the injury including scenarios for future medical care.  To learn more, contact our experienced head injury attorneys.


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What are some of the symptoms of a spinal cord injury?

There are all types of spinal cord injuries, and not all of them will result in immediate paralysis. Other common symptoms of spinal cord injuries include:

There are certain types of back injuries that won’t immediately manifest. Internal injuries like bleeding or swelling may put pressure on the spinal cord and cause some of these symptoms to manifests in the hours after an accident. Don’t ignore the warning signs of spinal cord injuries – seek medical attention immediately.

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Traumatic Head and Spine Injury FAQs

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and spinal cord injuries are considered to be types of catastrophic injuries. A catastrophic injury is any injury that has permanent consequences. Those consequences don’t necessarily have to be a disability, although that’s what the permanent consequence is in most cases of traumatic head or spine injuries.

For example, if you were involved in a car crash and suffered severe third-degree burns, your permanent scarring will count as a catastrophic injury. It is something you’ll be forced to cope with for the rest of your life, even though it’s not strictly a disability.

Data, experience and input from medical professionals are vital when calculating appropriate damages in cases of TBI or spine injuries. Calculating your current medical costs up to the point your claim is filed is important, including any life-saving surgeries, hospital stays, lost wages and other expenses you’ve incurred. The other vital calculation is an estimation of your future medical costs. The claim payment, verdict or settlement you receive from your case will need to support you and your family for the duration of your life if you’ve suffered a permanent disability due to a traumatic brain or spine injury. The costs can easily run into seven figures, which is why these cases can get particularly contentious.

Various types of doctors and medical professionals can testify to the standard of care for conditions like yours and what that will cost. Other ancillary costs should also be added, like home modifications (adding a stair lift or widening doorways) or purchasing specialized vehicles.

There is a huge array of expenses that may become necessary in the future years, and it’s important to think of them while you’re still negotiating your claim. Florida lawyers who have represented many traumatic brain injury and spine injury victims in the past understand what those costs are and can help ensure nothing gets missed in your case.

Some symptoms of comparatively minor brain injuries can be extremely worrisome. You should always seek medical care if you or a family member suffers a head injury and experiences:

  • Unconsciousness
  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Memory issues
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing ears
  • Unusual changes in mood

The good news is those are the symptoms of a fairly mild brain injury. Potentially severe brain injury symptoms include things like:

  • Long-term, persistent headaches
  • Seizures
  • Continuous vomiting
  • Dilation of the pupils (one or both)
  • Slurred speech
  • Inability to wake up after falling asleep
  • Extreme agitation
  • Weakness or loss of coordination

Any person who is exhibiting those symptoms after experiencing a head injury needs to receive emergency medical treatment. Fast intervention may be the difference between a temporary injury and permanent damage.

In some cases, yes, there may be effective treatments for spinal cord or brain injuries that allow you or your loved one to recover fully or partially. Treatments for TBI and spine injuries can be invasive, painful and costly. Patients may require multiple surgeries, all of which could have lengthy recovery periods. You may not be able to work during this time, and your loved ones may need to take time away from work in order to help you, compounding the loss of household income.

The medical care required to treat spine or brain injuries is almost never affordable. That’s why seeking full and fair compensation from the at fault party is so vital to the future livelihood of you and your family.

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