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Dealing With A Spinal Cord Injury Or Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted on December 2, 2015 to

Washington, D.C. Injury Attorney William Lightfoot Explains Your Right To Recover Damages For Catastrophic Injuries

Video Transcript

Maintaining your health following a catastrophic accident can be an expensive endeavor. You may be able to qualify for economic and medical assistance programs in your community. Additionally, if your accident was the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering damages from the one who was negligent.

Our attorneys have over 30 years of experience representing catastrophic injury claims and have a team of legal professionals who know the law and can get you the compensation you deserve. We will help you obtain proper medical treatment and lost wages, in addition to benefits that may be part of your negligence lawsuit.

Spinal Injuries and traumatic brain injuries must be treated as soon as possible to avoid further damage. Immediately after the injury, medical personnel will treat the individual and stabilize the patient by ensuring that the spine is isolated and that there is proper flow of oxygen to the brain, the blood flow is constant, and blood pressure is under control.

However, doctors often overlook concussion injuries to the brain. A person may suffer a brain injury without signs of bleeding on the head. For example, football players suffer concussion injuries but show no signs of external bleeding.

To diagnose a catastrophic injury such as a severe spinal injury and traumatic brain injury, a physician will often use imaging tests, such as x-rays and computed tomography (CT) scans to check for bone fractures or spinal problems. Rehabilitation for catastrophic injuries may include, physical therapy, psychological counseling, speech or language therapy, occupational therapy or may include long-term individualized care. Lawyers frequently make blowups or medical illustrations of the diagnostic tests for use at trial.

No matter what rehabilitation, recovery or long-term care is needed, the high financial burden is always a factor. No family should have to foot the bill for someone else’s mistake.

If the catastrophic injury was due to negligence, car accident, or medical malpractice, you may be entitled to financial compensation to provide long-term care for you or your loved one. We retain the services of vocational counselors, life care planners, grief counselors, and economists to prove the nature and extent of the catastrophic injury.

If you or someone in your family has suffered a catastrophic injury and you are considering a claim, let us help you. Simply pick up the phone and call us right now or visit our website for more information. We would be honored to provide you with a free consultation to discuss your options.

I am William Lightfoot, managing partner at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis and Lightfoot.

Washington, D.C. injury lawyer William Lightfoot