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Personal Injury: Head and Spinal Injuries

Posted on Dec 16, 2015 in Personal Injury, Personal Injury FAQs, Spinal Injuries

If you happen to be injured in a motor vehicle, you ought to seek immediate medical as well as legal assistance with your first priority to make sure that no added injuries happen. This done, the next step is to consult a New York personal injury lawyer.

If head and spinal injuries result from the accident it is much more difficult to handle. Therefore, gather as much data as you can to hire the best spinal cord injury attorney at the very beginning of the process, particularly if some other individual or company is at fault.

Spinal cord injuries

It is difficult to determine the full extent of spinal injuries that can later turn serious

It is difficult to determine the full extent of spinal injuries that can later turn serious.

The spinal cord consists of bundle of nerves, running from the head down to the back to convey nerve impulses to and fro, from the brain to the other parts of the body. It contains four regions namely the cervical, sacral, lumbar, and thoracic regions. Motor vehicle accidents remain the common cause of injuries of the spinal cord.

Head injuries

These types of injuries can include the following:

  • Tearing of the fragile brain tissue, caused by sudden impact
  • Bruising, caused by sudden impact to your skull
  • Anoxic brain injury or oxygen deprivation
  • Swelling

Traumatic brain injury results in…

  • Coma
  • Paralysis
  • Seizures
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Concussion
  • personality and behavior changes
  • Impaired vision and speech
  • Memory and concentration problems
  • Loss of senses, like smell or touch

Who is legally liable?

Workers compensation ought to cover all your medical costs, in case you are injured while on duty. You can also sue a third party such as a general contractor if the injury was caused by a faulty machine. Furthermore, you can also file an injury claim against your HMO, doctors or the hospital, in case your injury was rendered worse by shoddy medical treatment.

Gathering evidence

Your personal injury lawyer will gather the necessary proof to be used in settlement negotiations with insurers and use it appropriately if the case goes to trial. This includes medical reports, photographs, witness reports, and other relevant evidence.

Hire a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible

It is prudent to consult spinal cord injury lawyer who has considerable experience in dealing with cases involving head and spinal injuries. He/she also requires a sound understanding of factors such as medicine as well as rehabilitation, and how these injuries can affect the quality of your life.

There is a time limit for filing an accident case against the individual or business organization that inflicted your injury. This time limit is established by a set of laws termed as the “statutes of limitations” which commences the moment you were injured and can range anywhere between six months and one year.

If you have suffered injuries due to negligence don’t hesitate to seek legal help from a New York personal injury lawyer and our firm, Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff (RMFW), LLP, has some of the best in the entire area. Our stellar and remarkable legal advisors are equipped to provide you with legal assistance to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for the trauma you have endured. You can reach us here: 212 697 928.

RMFW has won millions of dollars for past clients. You can possibly be on this incredible list to if you give us a call. The first meeting is free. Let’s hear what you have to say and determine where we go from there.

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