Few injuries can be as devastating as brain and spinal cord injuries. If you or a loved has suffered a brain or spinal cord injury, you unfortunately understand how they can affect every aspect of one’s life, usually forever. Because the spinal cord connects the brain to nerves throughout the body, even a minor injury to either can cause permanent and incapacitating injuries to an otherwise healthy body. The consequences of such injuries range from loss of muscle tone all the way to paralysis and everything in between. Perhaps the worst consequence lies in potential life-long cognitive problems and the frustration of not being able to think critically.
The fact of the matter is that even apparently minor accidents can cause what’s called a traumatic brain injury, which according to the CDC can be caused by a “bump, blow, or jolt to the head that can change the way your brain normally works.” Any kind of trauma that causes the head and brain to “move quickly back and forth” may result in a concussion. The CDC is also adamant that the consequences of traumatic brain injury can be serious and debilitating:
TBI can cause a wide range of functional short- or long-term changes affecting thinking, sensation, language, or emotions.
TBI can also cause epilepsy and increase the risk for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other brain disorders that become more prevalent with age.
– The U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
But there is hope – advances in technology and medicine have made living with a brain and spinal cord injury more manageable than ever. That being said, they require a tremendous amount of treatment which can often be expensive – medical care, possible surgery, physical rehabilitation, and physical and cognitive therapy. The pain, frustration, and difficulty of physical and emotionally living with a brain injury is often accompanied by astronomical medical bills and, unfortunately, crushing debt.
Given the long road ahead, it is important to choose an attorney who can help fight for you to ensure that you are taken care of, both financially and medically, so that you or a loved one can adequately recover. Lawsuits involving brain and spinal cord injuries are often complex, highly specialized, and demand detailed and nuanced knowledge of the science behind these injuries. Further, the lawsuit itself requires considerable resources to litigate, as well as the right doctors to help support the diagnostic side of the fight. Defense counsel often callously argue that the person is not suffering from a brain injury and seek to minimize, or even cavalierly dismiss, the pain and suffering a disabled person is experiencing.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain or spinal cord injury, we invite you to contact our firm. We have represented folks with these kinds of injuries across Colorado, Florida, and from coast to coast. We work with some of the best doctors on the cutting edge of treatment to ensure those suffering are properly diagnosed and cared for. At Zaner Harden Law, we only take on a limited number of clients so that we can give each client highly individualized legal representation. We pledge to fight for you every step of the way, holding those responsible accountable and ensuring that you will be taken care of in your long journey ahead.
Contact Zaner Harden Law for a free and confidential consultation by calling (303) 563-5354. Or, you can complete our Free Case Evaluation Form online and we will contact you.