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Catastrophic Injury

At The Chafin Law Firm, we recognize that the effects of a catastrophic injury are often long-term, and can even be permanent, requiring a lifetime of medical care. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury, we will work diligently to ensure that the liable parties are held accountable, so you can obtain the maximum compensation that you are entitled to.

Brain Injury and Common Causes

Brain injuries can result in serious and long-term damage, including functional changes that affect thinking, speaking, sensation, and emotion. Additionally, serious brain injuries can cause epilepsy and result in an individual being more at risk for diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the most common causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI) in the United States include:

  1. Falls
  2. Motor Vehicle Accidents
  3. Striking or Being Struck by an Object
  4. Acts of Violence
  5. Birth-related Injury

Spinal Cord Injury and Common Causes

If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury, the attorneys at The Chafin Law Firm are committed to helping you obtain the just financial compensation you deserve. A spinal cord injury can result in severe and long-term damage, including permanent disability. Depending on the severity of the injury, an individual can suffer partial paralysis (paraplegia) or complete paralysis (quadriplegia).

  1. Paraplegia refers to paralysis of the lower limbs. Paraplegia can leave an individual completely wheelchair dependent, and may cause impotence and urinary and bowel complications.
  2. Quadriplegia refers to complete paralysis as a result of a trauma to the upper vertebrae of the spinal column. Someone who is suffering complete paralysis can have severely inhibited motor function in all four limbs or a complete lack of control over voluntary and involuntary bodily functions.

 

Spinal cord injuries and brain injuries are often caused by similar factors. The most common causes of spinal cord injury (SCI) in the United States are:

  1. Motor vehicle accidents
  2. Falls
  3. Acts of Violence
  4. Sports and Recreation Injuries
  5. Birth-related Injuries

If you or a loved one has suffered a catastrophic injury, our lawyers will work relentlessly to see that you are justly compensated for your anguish. It may be possible to obtain financial compensation. At The Chafin Law Firm, we understand how devastating catastrophic injuries can be, and we are committed to obtaining the successful case resolution possible for you and your family.