Brain and spinal cord injuries can have devastating and long-lasting effects on the lives of those who experience them. These types of injuries can be caused by a variety of accidents, including car accidents, slip and falls, sports injuries, and workplace accidents.
A brain injury occurs when the brain is damaged due to trauma, lack of oxygen, or other medical conditions. The long-term effects of a brain injury can vary depending on the severity and location of the injury. Some common long-term effects of brain injuries include:
- Cognitive Impairment: Brain injuries can cause a range of cognitive impairments, including memory loss, difficulty concentrating, and language problems. These impairments can affect a person’s ability to work, socialize, and carry out daily activities.
- Emotional and Behavioral Changes: Brain injuries can cause emotional and behavioral changes, such as depression, anxiety, mood swings, and impulsivity. These changes can impact a person’s relationships with others and make it difficult to adjust to their new circumstances.
- Physical Impairments: Brain injuries can also cause physical impairments, such as paralysis, weakness, and coordination issues. These impairments can affect a person’s ability to perform daily tasks and may require ongoing medical care and rehabilitation.
Spinal Cord Injuries
A spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord experiences harm due to trauma, disease, or other medical conditions. The long-term effects of a spinal cord injury are dependent on the area and degree of damage caused. Some common long-term effects of spinal cord injuries include:
- Paralysis: Spinal cord injuries can cause paralysis, which may be complete or partial depending on the location and severity of the injury. Paralysis can affect a person’s ability to perform daily activities and may require ongoing medical care and rehabilitation.
- Sensory Changes: Spinal cord injuries can also cause changes in sensation, such as numbness, tingling, and loss of feeling. These changes can affect a person’s ability to sense and respond to their environment.
- Bladder and Bowel Problems: Spinal cord injuries can also cause bladder and bowel problems, such as incontinence and constipation. These problems may require ongoing management.
How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain or spinal cord injury, it is important to work with a personal injury lawyer who can help you obtain the compensation you need to recover. A personal injury lawyer can investigate the cause of the accident to support your claim for compensation. In addition, the lawyer will calculate your damages, including medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering, to determine the amount of compensation you are entitled to. They will also negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure that you receive a fair settlement and represent you in court to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive the compensation you deserve.
At MK Law Firm, we understand the challenges of recovering from a brain or spinal cord injury and the long-term effects that these injuries can have on your life. We are committed to helping our clients obtain the compensation they need to recover and move forward with their lives.