Catastrophic Injury Lawyers for Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Victims in Algonquin, Berwyn and Quincy

One of the many areas of personal injury law that the Makarone Law PC specializes in is catastrophic injuries. According to the American Medical Association, this type of injury involves “a severe injury to the spine, spinal cord, or brain, and may also include skull or spinal fractures.” A traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury can result in devastating, lifelong effects while in some cases they can be fatal.

Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries

According to the most recent CDC statistics, 200,000 individuals die from traumatic brain injuries every year while another half a million survive and undergo treatment. Additionally, some 450,000 suffer spinal cord injuries in Algonquin, Berwyn and Quincy. While traumatic brain injuries can be fatal, they are classified by sudden damage or trauma and are classified as:

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  • Closed traumatic brain injury – Blunt force trauma to the skull or falling and striking the head
  • Penetrating traumatic brain injury – A bullet or sharp object penetrates the skull and damages the brain

Symptoms of this type of injury often vary with the individual and may include confusion or disorientation, dizziness or fatigue, headaches or vomiting, loss of consciousness or memory, and problems with hearing, speech, or vision. Be sure to inform your Makarone Law PC personal injury lawyer in Algonquin, Berwyn and Quincy, if you’ve been suffering with any of these symptoms.

Where spinal cord injuries are concerned, these are less often fatal and result from damage or trauma to the spinal cord. The spinal cord is a passageway for nerves that travel through the vertebrae, down the spine from the brain. The smaller nerves that control a person’s motor and sensory function branch out from the spinal cord. As a result, spinal cord injuries typically result in the loss of mobility or sensory function in the areas below the injury.

Damages in a Catastrophic Injury Case

Brain and spinal cord injuries change the life of the victim immediately, especially from a financial standpoint. As your personal injury lawyers, the Makarone Law PC in Algonquin, Berwyn and Quincy will pursue damages (monetary compensation) for your:

  • Ambulance costs
  • Attendant of in-home care
  • Emotional counseling and/or psychological care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Home maintenance and housekeeping costs
  • Home structural modification costs
  • Hospital and medical expenses
  • Rehabilitative treatment
  • Long-term physical therapy
  • Loss of companionship or consortium
  • Lost income including loss of future earnings

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, the Makarone Law PC personal injury lawyers in Algonquin, Berwyn and Quincy are here to pursue the compensation you deserve and ensure that your legal rights are protected during the legal process. Call us today.