Certain injuries that result from an accident can be life-threatening, debilitating and possibly permanent. All injuries should be taken seriously and treated. The difference between “regular” injuries and catastrophic injuries is the complexity of such claims, including the medical issues and the overall impact on daily life. Usually such life-altering injuries include traumatic brain injuries (TBI), spinal cord injuries, injuries involving multiple surgeries, amputations and 2nd- and 3rd-degree burns.
Specifically, a TBI can lead to the development of seizures and other serious issues that are constantly affecting daily tasks. A TBI is caused when the skull is exposed to a significant force causing a rapid acceleration/deceleration of the head that forces the brain to bang against the skull. These can happen from various types of accidents involving significant impact to the head. Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include difficulty concentrating, vision problems, headaches, insomnia, vertigo, ringing in the ears (tinnitus) and slurred speech. Symptoms vary by person and mimic other health issues, so it is possible that some TBI injured people are not diagnosed for months after the accident. No matter your injury, it is most important that you seek medical attention and treatment as soon as possible. If you hit your head in any accident, symptoms may not appear immediately. It is important to report to your healthcare providers that you struck your head so that you receive appropriate care, as there may be damage that can only be detected through medical devices (CT scan, MRI, etc.). If you or someone close to you notices that you are not acting like your usual self, seek medical treatment as soon as possible. It is best to play it safe and catch anything early, as it could become much worse the longer you wait.
The spinal cord is essential to controlling motor function, movement, sensory abilities and other important functions. An injury to the spinal cord can be devastating and costly, as it is likely to affect almost every aspect of your life. Spinal cord injuries can result from motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-falls, sporting activities, gunshots, physical assaults, work accidents, and swimming and diving accidents. Not only are you affected physically, but there are emotional changes, as well. A person with a significant spinal cord injury can also experience behavioral changes, mood swings and limited reasoning capacity. Putting all of these factors together, it can be an overwhelming and stressful change in your life. At Spigelman & Cecere, LLC, we understand that what has happened to you is not a simple life change. So, while you seek the treatment and care you need, you can be assured that you are in the best legal care when your claim is being handled. The attorneys at Spigelman & Cecere, LLC in Rockville, Maryland are dedicated to fighting for the compensation that you and your loved ones are rightfully owed due to such devastating injuries caused by another’s negligence or wrongful conduct.Suffering From Serious Injuries? Your Catastrophic Injury Lawyer Is Here
Serious and debilitating injuries are no simple matter. That is why you should have an experienced lawyer who can fight for the compensation you or a loved one is owed. Our Maryland and Washington DC catastrophic injury attorneys at Spigelman & Cecere, LLC are available to assist you and evaluate your claim. Call (301) 948-6363.