What Does A Spinal Cord Injury or Brain Injury Case Involve?
When a person suffers a brain or a spinal cord injury as a result of the negligence or carelessness of someone else, it is important that they or their family consult a qualified, experienced attorney as soon as possible. Statutes of limitation and other laws can bar or limit recovery for such claims if too much time passes after the event that causes the injury or death. An attorney who is experienced in handling brain and spinal cord injury cases can also counsel you on what to expect during the course of the case. More important, a qualified attorney can provide advice as to what actions the victim and victim’s family should and should not take to protect the injured party’s rights and interests during the case.
Types of Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Lawsuits
There are two general types of lawsuits that can be filed in brain and spinal cord injury cases: a personal injury case or a wrongful death case. There are somewhat different items of recovery that are available in each type of case. If an injured party passes away as a result of the injury during the pendency of a case, a personal injury case will be converted into a wrongful death case.
Why Choose the W. Winston Briggs Law Firm to Handle Your Brain Injury or Spinal Cord Injury Case?
Brain injury and spinal cord injury claims are extremely complex, are typically hard-fought, and require a skilled attorney who is capable of taking on highly educated doctors and experts hired by the defense. Many times it is difficult to prove whether or not a person’s health problems or physical symptoms after an injury are the result of a brain or spinal cord injury, or instead are the result of normal health or aging factors, such as dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, brain atrophy, or congenital abnormalities.
Symptoms of brain injury usually develop soon after the trauma. In some cases, however, an injured person will have no symptoms at first, only to develop serious symptoms hours or days later. In minor cases, a person with a head injury may have a mild headache, a lump on the head, and a bruise or a cut on the scalp. The absence of major physical symptoms, however, does not rule out a serious brain injury. Symptoms may not appear until much later, especially in cases where an injury causes fluid to build up within the brain. For this reason, a person who has experienced a brain injury should be watched closely for any sign of delayed symptoms. Brain and spinal cord injury cases usually involve the testimony of neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychiatrists, orthopedic doctors, vocational rehabilitation specialists, and life care planners. The trial of such cases can be a daunting, stressful, and hard-fought experience.
The W. Winston Briggs Law Firm is well-equipped to successfully handle brain and spinal cord injury cases. Winston Briggs has tried numerous brain injury and spinal cord injury cases during his career. Mr. Briggs’ experience includes cases involving brain and spinal cord injuries caused by trauma, falls, motor vehicle accidents, trucking accidents, medical negligence, sports injuries and exposure to chemical and toxic substances. Mr. Briggs and his law firm know exactly what is involved in brain and spinal cord injury cases, including what evidence and expert testimony is needed to win the case. They are familiar with how to cross-examine highly educated expert witnesses for the defense, as well as how to overcome typical defenses asserted by the opposition. In a brain injury or spinal cord injury case, experience and skill matter. Mr. Briggs has experience and a history of success in these types of cases. The W. Winston Briggs Law Firm can be trusted to obtain the best possible result for you and your family in brain and spinal cord injury cases.