There are many causes of physical injuries, but when an injury is directly caused by the negligence or carelessness of an individual or other entity, it can justify a personal injury claim. An accident lawyer can help you determine whether or not you even have a viable claim.
Obviously, injuries of a physical nature range from very mild to severe or fatal. Some of the more severe injuries are relating to the back, brain and spine.
Back and Neck Injuries
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Other types of physical injuries which might constitute a personal injury claim include:
* Cuts and scrapes
* Broken or fractured bones
* Crushed limbs
* Toxic Exposure to chemicals or radiation
If you have been injured due to the negligence of another party, you are advised to seek competent legal assistance as quickly as possible after the incident. If you have been injured while at work, or on the job, an experienced workers’ compensation attorney can help you. Our office has been serving clients with all types of personal injury claims, including workers’ comp for over 17 years.
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Back and neck injuries have many different causes, but often result from auto accidents and slip and falls. A common neck injury type associated with auto car accidents is ‘whiplash’, which is caused by the head and neck being ‘snapped’ quickly by the force of impact.
Back and Neck Injuries- Various Extents
If you’ve suffered a back and neck injury, you are advised to receive a complete medical evaluation as quickly as possible after the incident. Frequently, a seemingly minor (mildly painful) back and neck injury often worsens over time, and a medical evaluation can reveal hidden damage, breaks, tendon/ligament damage or fractures. You are also advised to get a qualified and experienced personal injury lawyer involved as quickly as possible to initiate an investigation while the evidence is readily accessible.
Severe back and neck injuries can lead to paraplegia (loss of mobility in the legs) or quadriplegia (four-limb paralysis). With these medical realities, there can be great loss of quality of life.
You are advised to seek a competent and experienced back and neck injury attorney to help you determine fault, establish whether or not you have a case, and potentially recover damages for the financial losses, lost wages, pain and suffering and any other damages caused by the back and neck injuries. If you’d like to get the process started call us right now.
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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is sudden physical damage to the brain. The head can either forcefully hit an object (closed head injury) or something passing through the skull and piercing the brain (penetrating head injury), like a gunshot wound, can cause the traumatic brain injury. The leading cause of traumatic brain injures are from motor vehicle accidents, followed by falls, sports injuries, violent crimes, and child abuse.
Physical, behavioral, or mental changes are dependent upon which areas of the brain are injured. In most instances, focal brain damage is done, which is damage confined to just a small area of the brain at the point where the head has hit an object. Closed head injuries often causes scattered brain injuries or damage to other areas of the brain. An impact causing the brain to move back and forth against the skull is called diffuse damage. Frontal and temporal lobes, responsible for speech and language, are often the most affected by traumatic brain injuries because they sit in the areas of the skull that allows more room for the brain to shift and sustain injury. Frontal and temporal lobe TBIs affect speech and language, as well as voice, swallowing, walking, balancing, and coordination difficulties and changes in the ability to smell and in memory and cognitive skills.
Traumatic brain injuries affect a person’s cognitive, physical, and emotional aspects, depending on what area(s) of the brain were affected.
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury that Affects Cognitive Brain Functioning
- slowed ability to process information
- short term memory loss and/or long term memory loss
- spatial disorientation
- organizational problems and impaired judgment
- trouble concentrating or paying attention for periods of time
- difficulty keeping up with a conversation; other communication difficulties such as word finding problems
- unable to do more than one thing at a time
Physical Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
- seizures of all types
- muscle spasticity
- headaches or migraines
- double vision or low vision, even blindness
- balance problems
- loss of smell or taste
- speech impairments such as slow or slurred speech
- fatigue, increased need for sleep
Emotional Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
- a lack of initiating activities, or once started, difficulty in completing tasks without reminders
- increased anxiety
- impulsive behavior
- depression and mood swings
- denial of deficits
- more easily agitated
- egocentric behaviors – difficulty seeing how behaviors can affect others