Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
Among the most devastating of all personal injuries, brain injuries can result in permanent physical disability, severe mental impairment, and even death. In addition to the overwhelming expenses usually involved in caring for someone with a brain injury, the victim's loved ones also have to face daily emotional and psychological hardships. At The Law Offices of Anthony E. Vieira, we help brain injury victims and their loved ones restore some measure of order and harmony in their lives by fighting on their behalves to obtain the damages to which they are entitled.
There are two basic types of brain injuries that can serve as grounds for legal action. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) usually result from a severe blow to the head, such as might be suffered during a car accident, sporting event, or violent act. Acquired brain injuries generally result from depravation of oxygen to the brain, such as might occur due to medical negligence.
Spinal cord injuries can be equally devastating and expensive to brain injuries. Almost all spinal cord injury victims suffer some permanent loss of or damage to bodily function and sensation. Injuries that occur higher on the spinal cord are more likely to result in the loss of the ability to control movements at or below the site of the damage. As with brain injuries, spinal cord injuries often result from accidents for which the victim was not responsible. Common accidents that result in spinal injuries include automobile and truck accidents, workplace accidents, slip and fall accidents, and accidents during sporting activities. Tragically, many spinal cord injuries result from intentionally violent acts.
If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury for which someone else is responsible, the compassionate, dedicated trial attorneys at The Law Offices of Anthony E. Vieira may be able to help you obtain the damages to which you are entitled.