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Brain & Spinal Cord Injury

Brain injuries and spinal cord injuries are devastating, life-changing injuries, whether they happen in a car or truck wreck, as a result of medical negligence or from the carelessness of others. Serious brain and spinal cord injuries result in years of expensive rehabilitation, leaving you unable to provide for yourself or your family.

Not many lawyers have the experience or resources to handle serious brain injury and spinal cord injury cases. A lot of lawyers don’t know what doctors, rehabilitation facilities or experts need to be involved. In my 36 years of experience, I have handled many brain and spinal cord injury cases – and I will fight for you.

I know what these injuries do to people and can help those who suffer brain and spinal cord injuries get the care and attention they need.

Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI, is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the United States, with an estimated 5.3 million Americans currently living with a TBI-related disability. Nearly 20,000 Oklahomans visit the hospital for treatment of a brain injury every year, according to the Brain Injury Association of Oklahoma,

Brain injuries are difficult to diagnose and treat, and often lead to permanent disability and a lifetime of medical care. There are two main types of TBI:

  • Closed Head Injury: When the head suffers a concussion or forceful blow. This type of TBI is often sustained during a car accident, sports-related injury, or fall.
  • Open Head Injury: When a foreign object enters or penetrates the skull. This type of TBI is often associated with violent injuries, such as assaults or combat-related wounds. Open head injuries can also occur when the skull fractures, causing bone fragments to enter the brain.

Both types of TBI may result in vastly different symptoms depending on the severity of the injury, what part of the brain was affected, and many other factors. The Center for Disease Control estimates that the lifetime costs of care for a person with a TBI can range anywhere from $600,000 to $1.8 Million, depending on severity and the age at which they sustained the injury.

Brain injuries are extremely complex, which makes brain injury lawsuits much more complicated than a standard personal injury case. However you’ve suffered a brain injury, if you deserve compensation, I will fight for you.

Spinal Cord Injuries

Spinal cord injuries happen in an instant, but have effects that can last for a lifetime. A spinal cord injury is damage to the spinal cord or the nerve endings at the end of the spinal cord. These injuries often cause permanent change in the strength, sensation and other bodily function below the site of injury.

Tragically, paralysis is often the result of severe spinal cord injuries. The two forms of paralysis are

  • Paraplegia – When spinal cord injury results in paralysis of part of the trunk, legs and pelvic organs
  • Quadriplegia – When spinal cord injury results in paralysis of arms, hands, trunk, legs and pelvic organs

If you or a loved one is a victim of a spinal cord injury, I can help. With 36 years of experience, I understand the physical, emotional and financial turmoil that results from these catastrophic injuries. More importantly, I will fight to get you the compensation you deserve.

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain and/or spinal cord injury, please contact me.