Aggressive And Effective Representation For Spinal Cord And Head Injury Claims In Oregon, Washington And California
If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord or serious head injury, the consequences are likely to be severe and long-lasting. To best protect your interests, you need the advice of an experienced spinal cord and head injury lawyer.
Paul F. Sherman Is An Experienced And Effective Spinal Cord And Head Injury Lawyer
A spinal cord injury involves damage to any part of the spinal cord or nerves in the spinal canal. Damage to the spinal cord can cause severe pain and impact sensory, motor and reflex skills. There are two levels of severity: complete and incomplete.
The spinal cord is completely severed in a complete injury and eliminates proper bodily function below the injury site. The victim experiences no sensation or movement in the affected areas. The spinal cord is only partially severed in an incomplete injury and generally allows the victim to regain some level of function.
Severe spinal cord injuries are likely to be life-altering events. Common spinal cord injuries and complications include:
- Paraplegia, a paralysis affecting the torso, legs and organ below the waist
- Quadriplegia, which affects the torso, arms, hands, legs and organs below the neck
- Loss of bladder and bowel control
- Circulatory problems
- Respiratory issues
- Loss of sensation
- Pressure sores
- Depression and mental distress
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a brain dysfunction caused by an outside force, usually a violent blow to the head. A TBI often occurs as a result of a severe accident. Immediate or delayed symptoms may include confusion, blurry vision and concentration difficulty. Serious cases involve loss of consciousness or coma. Infants may cry persistently or be irritable.
Every year, more than 42,500 people sustain traumatic brain injuries. Many of these people do not fully recover. A TBI can result in permanent physical, mental and emotional disability. A TBI can cause seizures, loss of mobility or coordination, personality changes and cognitive difficulties. The symptoms can occur immediately or take days or weeks to develop.
According to the National Institutes of Health, accidents involving automobiles, motorcycles and bicycles account for one-half of all traumatic brain injuries. A TBI is an all-too-serious injury and one that is all too common.
Common Causes Of Spinal Cord And Head Injuries
Spinal cord and head injuries are often caused by serious and life-changing accidents. At The Law Offices of Paul F. Sherman, we have over 35 years of experience handling cases involving spinal cord and head injuries caused by:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Construction accidents and job site accidents
- Drunk driver accidents
- Premises liability
If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord or head injury as the result of the wrongdoing of another, you shouldn’t have to deal with the consequences alone. Contact our experienced law firm today to discuss your potential claims.
Spinal Cord Or Head Injury Claim Compensation
Recovering just compensation for a catastrophic injury to the spine or brain is a complex and lengthy process that requires aggressive and knowledgeable legal representation. Insurance companies will do their best to minimize your compensation. They will try to settle your case quickly and pay you pennies on the dollar. You need a skilled and experienced attorney who specializes in cases involving life-changing injuries. Victims completely underestimate the amount of time and cost of recovery these cases require. It can literally take years to recover from a catastrophic injury.
As a victim of a spinal cord or serious head injury, you are entitled to all damages proximately caused by the accident. Recovery from a catastrophic injury can be a life-changing event. The damages you can recover for a catastrophic injury include:
- Medical expenses – present and future medical bills associated with the injury
- Rehabilitation costs, including physical therapy and occupational therapy
- Prosthetics and other medical devices
- Pain management
- Diminished capacity
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Permanent injury or loss of use
- Therapy for psychological distress, anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder
- Accommodations such as wheelchair ramps, lifts, special beds
- Skilled nursing or another personal care and assistance
- Loss of income, including loss of wages and future wage loss
- Loss of earning capacity
- Economic damages
- General damages for pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- All other damages caused by the accident
Contact Paul F. Sherman For Expert Advice On Your Spinal Cord Or Head Injury Claim And Get The Compensation You And Your Family Deserve
Paul F. Sherman has had decades of vital experience handling serious spinal cord and head injury claims. Don’t let an insurance company trick you into settling your accident claim for pennies on the dollar. We will help you maximize your financial compensation. Our offices have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. We offer personal service with proven results to every client. We are experienced, skilled and effective.