Protecting Your Rights after a Catastrophic Spine or Brain Injury
The brain and spine are the major components of the central nervous system and are cornerstones of the body’s ability to function. The brain sends out messages regarding cognitive processing, movement, sensation, and organ functioning, and the spinal cord delivers those messages to much of the body. When trauma causes damage to either the brain or spine, a victim can experience devastating and lasting effects. If you or a loved one suffered a debilitating brain or spinal injury, contact brain and spinal injury attorney Ben R. Windham for help right away.
Causes and Effects of Brain and Spine Injuries
Many injuries to the brain or spine occur due to physical trauma stemming from the following:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Pedestrian or bicycle accidents
Any of the above incidents can change a person’s life in an instant, and it is critical to have a lawyer on your side who can identify when you have the right to compensation.
Both brain and spinal injuries are considered to be “catastrophic” injuries due to the serious effects they can have on victims. While some effects may be temporary and may clear up after weeks or months of treatment, many victims suffer permanent impairments and disabilities as a result of these injuries. Victims may experience the following and more:
- Cognitive impairments
- Loss of physical balance or coordination
- Speech and communication problems
- Emotional and behavioral problems
- Paralysis (loss of movement and sensation) below the point of a spinal injury
Many catastrophic injury victims require lifelong medical treatment and care, and their ability to earn a living may be affected.
Contact Our Atlanta Brain and Spinal Injury Lawyer Right Away
At the law firm of Ben F. Windham PC, we know how to represent clients with serious and disabling injuries. There is too much at stake in these cases not to have skilled legal representation. Contact us online or call 833.236.9467 for a free consultation with an Atlanta personal injury attorney.