Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyer
Helping Clients Obtain Compensation for Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Brain and spinal damage requires lifelong medical care. Such injuries may necessitate expensive changes to your home, vehicle and workspace so you can maintain the highest quality of life possible. We can explain your rights to obtain compensation through a civil lawsuit, government programs, insurance and other resources.
LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton has helped injury victims throughout Baltimore and the surrounding Maryland communities for over 30 years. Our lawyers concentrate on medical malpractice, personal injury, Workers’ Compensation and Social Security disability cases so we can assist you with exercising your full range of options after a catastrophic injury.
Costs of a Head Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result from a blow to or violent shaking of the head, such as might occur in a:
Even a seemingly minor knock to the head can cause serious complications. Common symptoms include coma, unconsciousness, memory loss, cognitive dysfunction and mood changes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1.7 million Americans suffer a head injury every year. In severe cases, the lifetime costs for TBI survivors can reach $4 million.
Costs of a Spinal Cord Injury
The nerves responsible for every function of the body are housed in the vertebrae of the spinal column that are cushioned by soft disks. Damage to a vertebra or disk resulting in spinal nerve damage can occur from a forceful blow to the back or neck, such as may happen during a:
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The areas of the body affected and the level of paralysis, weakness, loss of sensation and dysfunction depend on which vertebra(e) or disk(s) sustained damage and whether the spinal nerve injury was complete or partial. The lifelong costs to a 25-year-old spinal injury victim can reach $1,517,806 for incomplete motor function, $2,221,596 for paraplegia, $3,319,533 for low tetraplegia and $4,543,182 for high tetraplegia.
Baltimore Personal Injury Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Recover the Financial Resources you Need After Sustaining a Brain or Spinal Injury
For more information about your rights to damages for head and spinal cord damages, call a Baltimore personal injury lawyer at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact our firm online. We offer a free initial consultation and handle your claim on a contingency basis, so you do not owe lawyer fees unless we obtain compensation on your behalf.