Traumatic Brain And Spinal Cord Injury
One of the areas of personal injury law that we specialize in at the Makarone Law Firm are catastrophic injuries, the most common of which are traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. Injuries of this nature often have tragic or fatal consequences and leave the victim permanently disabled and unable to care for themselves. For the families of these victims, it can be emotionally and financially devastating. If you or a loved one has suffered either of these, our personal injury lawyers can help.
When someone suffers a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury, it can be a life changing experience that adversely impacts their quality of life. The tragic consequences often include irreparable brain damage, partial or total paralysis (paraplegia or quadriplegia), slipping into a coma, and in some cases death. Furthermore, if these injuries resulted from an accident caused by another person’s carelessness or negligence, the Makarone Law Firm personal injury lawyers in Northbrook , Elgin and Naperville will file a lawsuit on your behalf in order to recover damages.
As the name implies, spinal cord injuries involve damage to the spine and its key components, including the central nervous system. Symptoms often vary based on how and where the nerve roots or spinal cord has sustained harm. The most common spinal cord injuries are complete paralysis from the neck down (quadriplegia) and loss of leg function (paraplegia).
Recent CDC statistics show that nearly 2 million Americans suffer some type of brain injury every year. It may be an “acquired” brain injury wherein the organ is damaged or ceases to function it’s been deprived of oxygen. Or it could be a traumatic brain injury that was caused by a blow to the skull or penetration of it. These are also referred to as a closed brain injury (no break in the skull) or a penetrating brain injury (skull is broken). All of these injuries can be traumatic.
When you or a loved one suffers this kind of an injury, your whole life changes in an instant. At the very least you could suffer with chronic pain for the rest or your life or be unable to care for yourself. When you need a personal injury lawyer, you need one that has experience with spinal cord and traumatic brain injury cases. You need the Makarone Law Firm personal injury lawyers in Northbrook , Elgin and Naperville. For more information or to schedule an appointment with our leading lawyers, contact us today.