People can suffer debilitating brain and spinal cord injuries after being involved in a workplace injury or some other serious accident. While some brain and spinal cord injuries only last temporarily, such as a minor concussion, others can result in permanent pain, suffering, and disability.
A brain injury lawyer in Atlanta can review your case and help you pursue legal action against the responsible party in your accident case.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injuries typically occur when an accident victim strikes his or her head on the ground or an object forcefully strikes the accident victim’s head. The force of the impact can move the brain inside the skull and cause the brain tissue to hit the skull. In the process, the brain’s internal axons and neurons (which allow the brain to function) can suffer serious damage. The after-effects of a serious head injury can include a short or long-term memory loss, a coma, or a complete loss of certain functioning.
A brain injury lawyer in Atlanta can review your accident, as well as your medical records, and help you decide whether to file a claim.
What is a Spinal Cord Injury?
A spinal cord injury is an injury that causes the accident victim’s spinal cord to sever – either fully or partially – resulting in a limited or permanent inability to function. One of the primary consequences of a spinal cord injury is full or partial paralysis.
Spinal cord injuries often come about when the accident victim strikes his or her neck or back on the ground in an accident. Motorcycle and bicycle accident victims are especially prone to spinal cord injuries because the neck and back are not covered by a helmet and are at least partially exposed to the impact.
If you or a loved one suffered a spinal cord injury, an Atlanta spinal injury attorney might be able to help you recover damages.
Contact a Brain and Spinal Injury Lawyer in Atlanta Today
When an accident caused by someone else results in a serious head or spinal cord injury, you have legal rights. A lawyer at the office of Ben F. Windham, P.C. may be able to assist. You should feel free to call us at 833.236.9467 or contact us online about your case today.