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Brain & Spinal Damage is Serious

One of the potential results of a catastrophic accident is injury to the brain or spinal cord. Together, the spinal cord and brain make up the central nervous system. This sensitive collection of nerves and support cells can sustain damage and lead to permanent disabilities. If you are the victim of brain and spinal damage as a result of another’s negligence, you could be entitled to financial compensation. There are many things that can cause this injury, many people who may be responsible, and specific criteria to outline negligence. Being aware of causes and effects can help you determine if you might benefit from the services of a professional attorney.

Causes of Brain and Spinal Damage

  • Car accidents
  • Slip & Fall accidents
  • Gunshot wounds
  • Sports accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Head trauma
  • Acts of violence
  • Some Diseases

Symptoms of Spinal Cord Injuries

  • Feeling or sensation loss
  • Difficulty maintaining body temperature
  • Inability to control one’s breathing
  • Degeneration of the bone
  • Complete or partial paralysis

Common Negligent Workers

  • Caregivers – These people are there to help you; paid to assist you, and should be reliable
  • Construction Workers – Specific rules and guidelines apply to roadwork safety

Identifying Negligent Action Criteria

  • Someone carried the duty or responsibility for your care
  • Your caregiver failed to uphold his or her duty to you resulting in injury to you
  • A person’s failure to uphold his or her duty caused you to suffer harm or bodily damage
  • Harm was a predictable result of another’s inappropriate action or inaction

Examples of Negligent Actions

  • A lack of construction zone barriers between traffic and workspace, or guardrails around potentially dangerous nursing/care-giving equipment
  • Absent or damaged construction zone warning signs, or unmarked danger areas in nursing settings that present fall risks
  • Debris from construction left on the road, or patient care material lying around
  • Tools or equipment left in the traffic flow, or walk spaces cluttered with patient care debris
  • Uncovered manholes, or opened chemicals/first aid supplies that could lead to danger

Although many accidents are just accidents, sometimes others need to be held accountable for your pain. Being aware of signs, symptoms and causes of brain and spinal damage can help you determine when you need a doctor’s care. Being aware of negligent actions and criteria can help you decide when to call the folks at Litster Frost for their professional legal advice. Do not hesitate to call both professionals if you have been involved in an accident. Even if you think the accident may have been your fault, the attorneys can investigate the situation and let you know if the real liability lies with someone’s negligence. There is no need to suffer in silence and absorb your financial loss alone. There are many legal options available, and you are entitled to know and understand your rights.