Trauma is the primary cause of death in the United States for individuals 44 years old and below. Head traumas, in particular, are extremely serious and may result from a skull, brain or scalp injury. Such injuries may be mild, but may also be severe and even fatal.
Studies reveal that approximately two million head injuries are reported across the country on a yearly basis, and that roughly 51,000 of these injuries led to fatalities. About 20 to 30 percent of surviving head injury victims, however, sustained permanent and irreversible disabilities.
Common kinds of head injuries include traumatic brain injury (TBI), concussions, contusions, skull fracture, epidural hematoma, subdural hematoma, and anoxic brain injury. Head injuries can dramatically affect your sense of balance, your fine motor skills, information processing, language, coordination, memory, perceptual skills, and your ability to communicate. You may even sustain a personality or mood change, or suffer from paralysis, seizures, a coma, or even death.
If you sustain a spinal cord injury at the neck level, your breathing may be impaired or you may suffer paralysis at the arms, legs, and trunk. A spinal cord injury at the lower portion of the spine, on the other hand, may lead to weakness or loss of movement in the legs and lower parts of the body. Severed spinal cords, however, may not be repaired.
Head and spinal cord injuries result from slip and fall accidents, as well as auto accidents. Although these injuries are sometimes no one’s fault, they do often stem from the negligence of others.
Of course, not all head and spinal injuries lead to serious injury or death. However, such injuries do tend to greatly affect the physical, emotional and financial aspects of the victim and the victim’s family. It would be best, therefore, to call Ted A. Greve & Associates in order to resolve your claim as soon as possible.
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If you or a loved one sustained a head or spinal injury through no fault of your own, call the Atlanta personal injury lawyers at Ted A. Greve & Associates, P.A. at (404) 647-4074 for a confidential consultation at no cost.