Brain, Spinal Cord, & Catastrophic Injuries
Phoenix Personal Injury Lawyers
Serving the greater Phoenix area, Mesa, and surrounding cities
An auto accident injury can be so severe that permanent disability and extreme incapacity become a way of life. Long-term medical care, assistive care, psychological and emotional trauma, along with the effect on family and friends are just some of the challenges you face. Such serious consequences like brain injury or spinal cord injury also run up exorbitant bills. You are left wondering—who will pay?
If another person was at fault in causing the injury, you have grounds for a personal injury claim. In some cases, a claim against more than one party may be appropriate. For example, the at-fault driver in a car accident would bear responsibility, but if the airbag failed to deploy—resulting in greater injury than would have otherwise occurred—the airbag or auto manufacturer could also be a third party responsible for injury. A first party claim against your own under-insured insurance may also be appropriate. We investigate all sources of recovery.
Car accidents, medical malpractice, and defective products are common sources of brain injury. So is oxygen deprivation, which may occur during childbirth, surgery, or a drowning incident. In severe cases of brain injury, motor functions, cognitive ability, social interaction, in addition to vocation are affected. Diagnostic testing, surgery, drugs, around the clock assistance, and rehabilitation are items on the long list of needed heath care, and if disability is permanent, such care becomes a lifetime of care-giving.
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal cord injury is considered the most serious kind of back injury. When nerves in the spinal cord are severely damaged or severed, there is paralysis, or a loss of function and sensation in the area below those nerves. Paraplegia refers to paralysis from the waist down, and quadriplegia is paralysis from the neck down. Because the central nervous system regulates many other bodily systems, other organs are usually also affected by spinal cord injury.
Other Catastrophic Injuries
While brain injury and spinal cord injury are common types of serious injury that permanently disable people, there are other injuries that would also be considered catastrophic:
- Multiple fractures
- Head injury
- Back injury
- Neck injury
- Muscle and ligament injury
- Loss of sight
- Loss of hearing
- Herniated or bulging discs
In addition to loss of function, a victim of serious injury also experiences considerable suffering, and in some cases a reduced life span.
Over the years, Tobler Law has handled many auto accident injury cases that involve brain injury, spinal cord injury and other catastrophic injuries. We have the available resources and skills necessary to estimate long-term medical care and other related expenses. Our legal team is committed to seeing that you receive the compensation you deserve.
We will arrange a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer to discuss your case. If you are unable to travel, a personal injury lawyer can visit you in the hospital or at your home.
Call 480-898-9700 or use our online contact form today.