Head and Other Serious Injuries

Maximizing damages awards for catastrophic head and spine injuries

Head and spine injuries often cause lifelong disabilities that have a devastating impact on your health, your independence, your family and your livelihood. In addition, the expense of medical treatments, rehabilitation and everyday living accommodations can quickly deplete your savings and put a strain on your finances.

The Law Offices of Estwanik & May, PLLC. understands how important your lawsuit damages recovery is to your family’s financial security. We take efficient, decisive steps that move your case forward toward recovery of your maximum available compensation so that you can obtain the care you need for your injuries.

Get the facts on traumatic brain injury

According to the Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF), approximately 52,000 people die every year from traumatic brain injury (TBI) and another 1.5 million people receive emergency room care for TBI. The Family Caregiver Alliance estimates that the cost of lifetime care for a TBI survivor can reach $4 million. Head injuries that occur because of falls, workplace accidents, automobile accidents, struck-by events, assaults and sport injuries can result in:

  • Concussion
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Personality changes
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Loss of memory
  • Loss of sensation – including touch, taste or smell

These harrowing facts highlight the risks and repercussions of head injuries. Aggressive treatment is essential for functional recovery – an opportunity you deserve and for which the negligent parties should pay. Our Charlotte injury lawyer consults with medical experts to calculate the damages to which you are entitled for your immeasurable losses.

The personal and financial costs of spinal cord injuries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that about 200,000 people currently live with spinal cord injuries (SCI) at lifetime costs of $500,000 to more than $3 million, depending on the severity of the injuries. Of these spinal cord injuries, 46 percent result from automobile accidents, 22 percent from falls, 16 percent from violence and 12 percent from sports accidents. The areas of the body below the damaged vertebra are typically affected, resulting in:

  • Total or partial paralysis
  • Loss of feeling
  • Muscle atrophy
  • Organ failure

Our lawyer helps you get the care you need for your spinal or head injuries in the Charlotte and Mecklenburg County healthcare systems, while we advocate for your best interests in North Carolina civil court.

Other Serious Injuries

Any type of accident can result in injuries-but some injuries are more serious than others. The following are examples of serious injury cases that have a life-changing effect on victims:

  • Amputations
  • Birth injury
  • Burn injury
  • Spinal cord injury/paralysis
  • Permanent disability/disfigurement
  • Loss of hearing/site/etc.

Without the support of a skilled personal injury lawyer, your chances of receiving full and fair compensation for the full extent of these injuries are greatly reduced.

You deserve an attorney who is not afraid to fight for you in court.

We prepare your court case to help address the lifelong damages inflicted on you by the negligence of another person.

Consult with an experienced attorney about recovering for your head or back injury.

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