Frequently Asked Questions: Brain & Spinal Injuries

Injuries to the brain and spine are among the most life-changing accidents that you can experience. If you or a loved one has suffered a personal injury or work accident that affected the brain or spine, you need answers to your legal questions as soon as possible.

Our attorneys at Nicholson, Silverbach, & Watson have compiled a list of answers to some common questions asked by clients about brain and spinal injuries.

What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

Medical professionals define TBI as brain damage suffered because of a sudden physical force or impact. Concussions are considered brain injuries.

It is a common misconception that TBI only occurs at the time of an accident; if there is bleeding in the brain or another brain damage, TBI will worsen or become apparent over time. Symptoms of TBI include concussion symptoms, such as headaches, balance problems, vision changes, dilated pupils and confusion. Severe symptoms include loss of consciousness, coma, paralysis and respiratory failure. Because TBI usually cannot be reversed, it is crucial to seek immediate medical attention.

What is a Spinal Cord Injury (SCI)?

A spinal cord injury occurs when the spinal cord is damaged either by a disease or from a traumatic impact. SCIs are either complete or incomplete; they are considered incomplete unless the injured person has no voluntary motor conscious sensory function below the location of the injury. The severity depends on where on the spinal cord the injury occurs; generally, the higher on the spinal cord the injury is, the more severe it is likely to be.

Why Are Personal Injury Cases Involving the Brain and Spinal Cord So Complicated?

With these types of injuries it is difficult to assess damages. Often, many medical experts and specialists are required to determine the extent of the injury accurately.

Our firm has the experience and relationships with medical professionals to ensure your case is properly evaluated, and we can assist you in obtaining as much recovery as you are entitled to.

Contact Our Firm Today

When you are facing a life-changing injury, you need an experienced personal injury lawyer on your side. Call us at 770-615-7269 or contact us online for a free consultation regarding your case. We are located in Kennesaw and serve the nearby areas of Georgia.