Catastrophic Injuries

Financial Planning Advice For Spinal Cord Injury Victims

The spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs down the middle of your back, carrying signals back and forth between your entire body and brain. When you injure your spinal cord, it disrupts these important signals. There are two categories of spinal cord injury, complete and incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury results when the cord can no longer send signals below the level of the injury...
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How To Manage Your Pain After a Spinal Cord Injury

According to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center at UAB, the common causes of spinal cord injury have drastically changed. As of 2015, the most common causes of spinal cord injury include: Vehicular – 38% Slip and falls – 30% Violence – 14% Sports/Recreation Activities – 9% Medical/Surgical 5% Other – 4% There are approximately 337,000 people currently living in the United States with a spinal cord injury,...
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What To Do After a Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury is one of the most serious injuries a person can suffer. Injuries that do not prove fatal can cause life-long paralysis, excruciating pain, and devastating effects to a person’s independence, career aspirations and relationships. Even less severe to moderate spinal cord injuries can drastically impact the victim’s life, reducing mobility, and resulting in loss of work, chronic pain, and an extensive recovery period. Spinal Cord...
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Compensation for Your Concussion Injuries

A concussion is a type of injury to the brain. All concussions must be taken seriously, regardless of whether you notice any immediate serious symptoms or not. If you or a loved one was involved in an accident involving a concussion, our Orange County brain injury lawyers can help you get the full compensation that you deserve. Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion Because the signs and symptoms of...
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Detecting Subtle Signs of a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Although it is relatively easy to detect major signs of a “mild” traumatic brain injury (TBI), the subtle signs are often overlooked leading to major health conditions. In most cases, experienced Los Angeles brain injury lawyers may be the first person to detect a “mild” TBI after conducting an in-depth client consultation. The Term “Mild” Is Deceiving The term “mild” is very deceiving when describing a traumatic brain injury...
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Catastrophic Injury Defined

Definition: A catastrophic injury is a permanent or long-lasting debilitating injury that damages at least one body system, typically the central nervous system. Such injuries can result in the loss of movement, sensation, cognitive functions, or the ability to communicate. Catastrophic injuries are often severe enough to prevent someone from performing gainful work in the long-term. Examples: Examples of catastrophic injuries include brain injury or other serious head trauma,...
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Will You Need Expert Testimony in Your Orange County Catastrophic Injury Case?

If you are claiming damages based on the fact that your injury will be permanent, your Orange County catastrophic injury attorney will arrange for a medical expert to testify at your trial. The average layperson has little knowledge about the future effects of an injury, so courts usually feel that only medical experts can say with any certainty whether the effects of your catastrophic injury are likely to continue....
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Estimating Value in Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries

If you have been a victim of a catastrophic injury, you may want to retain the services of an Orange County catastrophic injury lawyer to help you bring a claim so you can be properly compensated for your injuries. Estimating the value of a catastrophic injury is complex and difficult to calculate, especially since some symptoms or consequences may emerge years after the accident. Representation from an experienced Orange...
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Proving a Permanent Catastrophic Injury

If you wish to recover damages on the basis of your injury’s permanence, your Orange County catastrophic injury lawyer will need to present evidence that the injury is actually permanent. This burden of proof falls on the plaintiff. In some cases (the loss of a limb, for example), the permanent nature of the injury is obvious. Sometimes, however, it is not so clear whether or not you will eventually...
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