Law Library – Brain & Spinal Cord Injuries
Car Crashes, Work Mishaps, and Botched Medical Procedures Often Result in Neurological Damage
As well-protected as a person's brain and spinal cord are, they are still susceptible to the trauma inflicted by various kinds of accidents: car crashes, construction mishaps, instances of medical malpractice, even slips and falls on icy sidewalks. If you or a loved one has sustained a serious neurological injury because of the recklessness or negligence of another party, you may be entitled to sue that person for financial damages.
Various Types of Accidents Can Result in Neurological Damage
What are the most common causes of serious brain and spinal cord damage? Here's a list of the major culprits:
- Vehicle crashes. Even if the occupants are wearing seat belts, a head-on crash at high speed often results in severe neurological injuries, including brain damage or partial or total paralysis. Motorcyclists are at special risk for these injuries; as yet, Texas has no statewide helmet law.
- Construction or factory accidents. A construction worker who falls “only” a couple of stories may still incur head or back injuries. Factories and construction sites are also notorious for unsecured heavy equipment (bricks, boxes, etc.), which can fall on a worker in an unguarded moment, with devastating results.
- Medical malpractice. A doctor who treats a stroke improperly may fail to prevent the complete paralysis of one side of the victim's body. And if a patient is administered the wrong medicine, or the right medicine the wrong dosage, for any condition, the result can be serious brain injury or even a coma.
- Birthing errors. The most devastating brain and spinal cord injuries are the ones that afflict newborn infants, because of the unpreparedness (or incompetence) of the doctors or nurses in the delivery room. A baby who is deprived of oxygen for even a short period of time may later exhibit signs of serious brain damage.
Who Will Pay For Your (or Your Loved One's) Brain or Spinal Cord Injury?
If you, or a member of your family, has sustained a serious brain or spinal cord injury as the result of an accident that was not your fault, you owe it to yourself to sue the responsible party for damages. After all, you may be facing literally millions of dollars' worth of medical bills over the next three or four decades.
Questions? Call Texas brain injury lawyer Charles Dunn today at 888-684-6880 for a free consultation!