Questions and Answers about Brain Injury

and Spinal Cord Injury Cases

 

Q: What is a brain injury?

Traumatic brain injury refers to an intracranial injury.  There are closed and penetrating head injuries.  These types of head injuries are caused by car accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, falls and any number of traumatic causes. Traumatic brain injury can often result in death.  For those who survive the long term disability is sometimes physical, behavioral, cognitive and emotional.

Q: What is a spinal cord injury?

Spinal Cord Injuries occurs when a trauma causes damage to cells within the spinal cord or severs nerve tracts that relay signals up and down the spinal cord.  Many accident victims with spinal cord injuries are permanently paralyzed, and many die as a result of their injuries.  

Q: Who can file a lawsuit for a brain injury or spinal cord injury?

Sadly, in many cases, the victim of the brain injury or spinal cord injury does not survive their injuries.  In those cases, family members may bring a wrongful death action.  If the injury victim survives, they can bring their own claim or lawsuit for money damages. 

Q: What damages can a victim seek for traumatic brain or spinal cord injury?

Injury victims with traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries often incur tremendous medical treatment and bills.  These types of serious injuries also require a lifetime of future care and treatment.  An experienced attorney will work with health care providers and economists in order to prepare an estimate for future care and treatment.