Law Information And Resources About Brain And Spinal Cord Injuries
The legal team at Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst Attorneys At Law specializes in brain, spine and neurological injury cases, including medical malpractice, trucking accident, motor vehicle accidents and other severe injury cases. One of the biggest advantages of our firm is our board-certified neurological surgeon/attorney, who is a wonderful resource to our clients. If you or a loved one is the victim of a brain or spinal cord injury, the attorneys at our Oklahoma practice, serving Oklahoma City, Tulsa and statewide, would like to speak with you. Please contact our office using the form on this page.
Spinal Cord Injury Statistics
According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), an estimated 250,000 to 450,000 people in the United States are living with a spinal cord injury (SCI). Every year an estimated 11,000 spinal cord injuries occur in the country. Most of these are caused by trauma to the vertebral column, which can affect the spinal cord’s ability to send and receive information between the brain and body’s systems that control sensory, motor and autonomic function below the level of injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), spinal cord injuries cost the nation an estimated $9.7 billion each year. While recent advances in urgent care and rehabilitation allow many spinal cord injury patients to survive, methods for reducing the extent of injury and for restoring function are still limited.
What Causes Brain And Spinal Cord Injuries?
Unfortunately, and tragically, these brain, spine and neurological injuries are often the result of an accident caused by a negligent or careless person — accidents such as automobile accidents, car wrecks, commercial trucking accidents, ATV accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, hospital mistakes, birth injuries, unsafe products, workplace accidents or other serious accidents. In fact, the leading cause of severe brain and spinal cord injury in the United States is motor vehicle accidents. The incidence of spinal cord injury is highest among the 16- to 30-year-old age group, with males representing 81 percent of all reported cases.
If you would like to discuss your loved one’s brain or spinal cord injury with our lawyers, please contact Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst using the form on this page.
Understanding Brain And Spinal Cord Injury Litigation
Brain and spinal cord injury litigation is a complex and difficult area of personal injury law that requires lawyers who are experienced in the medical and legal issues involved and have a track record of success. The victims of brain injury, spinal cord injury or other neurological injury may be able to recover significant damages for their past and future medical expenses, future life-care costs, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress and disability. Loss of consortium damages may also be available to the spouse or children of a severely injured person, including the value of lost services and the loss of companionship.
Our Brain And Spinal Cord Injury Litigation Experience
Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst concentrates its law practice on cases involving complex neurological injuries and helping the victims of brain and spine injury obtain justice and fair and adequate compensation. Through their specialized knowledge and expertise in handling brain and spine injury cases — which includes teaming with a board-certified neurosurgeon/attorney and access to the country’s best brain and spinal cord injury experts and resources — our attorneys provide Oklahoma victims with the effective legal representation they deserve.
Our firm understands how these injuries may:
- Impair your ability to work and earn wages
- Affect your relationships with your family and friends
- Restrict and destroy your ability to perform basic activities of daily living
Contact Our Oklahoma Brain And Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
We serve all of Oklahoma, including Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Lawton, Norman, Stillwater and all other Oklahoma areas. Our experienced and specialized attorneys will work with you and your family to determine the best and most effective way to seek justice, accountability and compensation for your severe damages.