Traumatic Brain And Spinal Cord Injury
As the Midwest’s foremost legal practice, the Makarone Injury Lawyer personal injury lawyers specialize in catastrophic injury cases. Our legal experience and expertise in traumatic brain and spinal cord injury cases has enabled us to successfully represent injury victims living in Waukegan, Niles and St. Charles.
Spinal cord injuries in Waukegan, Niles and St. Charles can drastically change a person’s life by leading to a loss of bladder and bowel control, loss of sensation, and partial or total paralysis. The degree or level of these consequences depends on the nature and extent of damage to the spinal cord. These injuries are classified as complete paralysis (paralysis below the damaged area) or incomplete paralysis (partial damage to the spinal cord such as compression, tears, or other injuries).
Despite the opposing terminology, incomplete spinal cord injuries are equally as serious as complete spinal cord injuries. While your body may retain partial feeling along with voluntary movement on one side of your body or both, there is no evidence of either being present when it is a complete spinal cord injury. Your Makarone Injury Lawyer personal injury lawyer in Waukegan, Niles and St. Charles will work with a team of certified life care planners as well as healthcare and medical professionals to ensure that your future needs are taken care of.
Brain injuries are often referred to as “invisible injuries” in that the victim may appear to be normal to those around him or her, while the injury has had a devastating effect on them. There are a number of ways that the brain or skull can be damaged or injured. In most cases, the brain injuries that our personal injury lawyers have seen in the personal injury lawsuits that they’ve been involved in resulted from motor vehicle, motorcycle, or slip and fall accidents.
Brain injuries are categorized as “acquired” or “traumatic.” According to the Brain Injury Association of Illinois, an acquired brain injury occurs when the brain is not getting any oxygen. A traumatic brain injury results from a blow or jolt to the head whether there is any noticeable damage to the skull or not. Furthermore, the brain can be damaged when an object breaks or penetrates the skull. So, you can have a closed brain injury or a penetrating injury. All of these injuries are extremely debilitating and lead to short term or even permanent disabilities. That is why financial compensation can help the accident victims and their families tide over the difficult times.