The Mayerson Law Offices P.C.

If you suffered a brain injury, spinal cord injury, or other personal injury, contact the attorneys at The Mayerson Law Offices P.C. in Chester County. We also represent clients in Phoenixville.

The Mayerson Law Offices P.C.
3540 Schuylkill Roadbr /> Spring City, Pennsylvania 19475
Ph. 610.906.1966

Pottstown, PA Personal Injury Attorney

Brain, Spinal Cord, and Personal Injury — Attorneys Serving Phoenixville and Chester County

The careless and irresponsible actions of a negligent person or company can cause victims to suffer a severe personal injury to the brain or spinal cord that may even result in wrongful death. Victims in multiple-vehicle auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, and trucking accidents are vulnerable to suffering a life-changing brain injury or spinal cord injury that can leave them permanently impaired. And users of defective products can suffer a horrific injury that can leave them dependent on outside care for life.

If the negligence of another individual or a company has caused you or a loved one to suffer a devastating brain or spinal cord injury, our personal injury attorneys, serving Phoenixville and all of Chester County, can help. Our attorneys will research your case thoroughly to ensure that every possible avenue for compensation is explored. They will work tirelessly to help you achieve the financial means you need to cover your medical expenses and maintain a reasonable standard of living for the rest of your life. You do not deserve to suffer ongoing hardships. Let the expert personal injury attorneys at The Mayerson Law Offices P.C. help you put your life back on track.

Brain Injury

Spinal Cord Injury

Quadriplegia Resulting from Automobile Accidents

Brain Injury

There are approximately 1.4 million Americans who suffer from traumatic brain injury each year, many of which result from another party's negligence.

The soft tissues of the brain are extremely fragile, and can easily be harmed from a direct blow to the head. The resulting trauma disrupts the normal functioning of the brain, and causes symptoms such as headaches, slurred speech, loss of hearing, and more. Recovery from a brain injury is difficult and often impossible.

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Effects of Brain Injury

The effects of a brain injury can be overwhelming. A brain injury can cause a wide range of physiological and functional changes to thinking, language, sensation, emotions, personality, and cognitive abilities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 5.3 million Americans need long-term help to perform daily activities as a result of sustaining a brain injury.

The risk for certain medical conditions, such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's can also increase because of a brain injury. All of these effects can be devastating to the lifestyles and relationships of victims and their loved ones.

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Brain Injury Resulting from Automobile Accidents

Auto accidents are the second leading cause of brain injury, comprising 20 percent of all brain injury cases. More common in side impact accidents than rear-end accidents, brain injury trauma can occur when the victim's head strikes a windshield or is jerked back and forth (as with whiplash).

Doctors can detect brain injury–related trauma such as skull fractures, hematoma, and nerve damage using a CT scan or MRI scan following an auto accident. However, the full extent of damage, as well as recovery time, is hard to determine until much later. It is important for victims to undergo the necessary testing after an auto accident to determine if they have suffered a brain injury. Medical records can serve as important evidence in winning a brain injury case.

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of an auto accident or the negligent actions of an individual, contact The Mayerson Law Offices P.C. for a confidential case evaluation. Our brain injury attorneys in Chester County are dedicated to helping you overcome your injury to the greatest possible extent by working to help you obtain just compensation for the pain, suffering, medical expenses, and other hardships you are forced to deal with.

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Spinal Cord Injury

The central nervous system is made up of the brain and spinal cord and is responsible for most functions in the body. The spinal cord has the important task of sending messages to the brain from the rest of the body. A spinal cord injury disrupts this communication, and body systems may become impaired as a result.

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Effects of Spinal Cord Injury

A spinal cord injury occurs when the nerve cells that make up the spinal cord are involved in some degree of trauma, such as a sudden blow to the spine. The injuries sustained can be either complete (victim cannot feel or move the body below the injury) or incomplete (victim has limited feeling and can still move some body parts below the injury site).

The personal and financial costs of a spinal cord injury can be overwhelming. Spinal cord injury can lead to permanent disability, including loss of sensation and muscle control. The victim can also suffer pain, sexual dysfunction, infection, and muscle spasms and paralysis, depending on the location and severity of the spinal cord injury.

Spinal cord injury victims must face a new lifetime of adjustments to their lifestyle and relationships. They often need specialized medical care and physical therapy, and may have an impaired ability to perform their everyday tasks and activities. Many victims must depend on wheelchairs or other specially designed mobility vehicles to get around.

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Spinal Cord Injury Resulting from Car Accidents

Spinal cord injury is one of the more common types of personal injury. According to the Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center, more than 250,000 Americans are victims of a spinal cord injury. There are approximately 11,000 new spinal cord injury cases each year, many of which leave the victim permanently paralyzed.

The most common cause of a spinal cord injury is an automobile accident. Nearly 50 percent of all spinal cord injuries result from car crashes. Negligent drivers, especially those driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, can cause a debilitating spinal cord injury in just a matter of seconds, permanently changing the lives of everyone involved.

Careless drivers should be held accountable for their reckless actions. If you or someone you love has suffered from a spinal cord injury, our accident and personal injury attorneys in Chester County, also serving Phoenixville and Montgomery County, can help you determine who is at fault and seek the monetary compensation you need to deal with the life-changing situation.

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Quadriplegia Resulting from Car Accidents

Sometimes a spinal cord injury can be so severe that it leads to quadriplegia, one of the most catastrophic personal injury conditions. Nearly 47 percent of spinal cord injury victims suffer quadriplegia. This type of personal injury occurs when an individual suffers a severe injury to the spinal cord that causes him or her to lose all movement and sensation in the arms and legs.

Car accidents are the leading cause of this type of personal injury— 55 percent of all quadriplegia cases result from an automobile accident. Auto defects, particularly inadequate car roof support and structural design flaws, also significantly increase the risk of suffering an injury that causes quadriplegia. Car roofs are supposed to protect victims during an automobile accident. However, many roofs easily crumble in a collision, which can lead to spinal cord injury and quadriplegia.

Rollover accidents can also lead to serious personal injury and quadriplegia. In fact, rollover accidents are among the most common auto accidents that lead to this form of personal injury. Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are 4 to 16 times more likely than other vehicles to roll over in an accident. Car manufacturers are well aware of the rollover risk in SUVs, but refuse to implement safety measures that could save lives and prevent personal injury. Our personal injury attorneys have plenty of experience in holding car manufacturers responsible for their negligence and will help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact our firm today for a free case evaluation.

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Effects of Quadriplegia

Quadriplegia is a personal injury that irreversibly alters the life of victims. In addition to loss of sensation and motor function in all four limbs, quadriplegia can result in difficulty with respiration, digestion, excretion, and sexual function. Secondary medical conditions, such as lung infections, bladder infections, and skin lesions, can also develop from quadriplegia.

Although intensive therapy can help restore some movement, it is usually only a small amount. The percentage of victims who make a full recovery from this form of personal injury is less than 1 percent.

Quadriplegia can also result in severe financial hardship and damage to social interactions. Because victims usually need significant amounts of intensive therapy and lifelong care, medical costs can skyrocket and cause extreme financial stress. Personal relationships may suffer as well, as friends and family try to cope with the enormous changes not only to victim's life, but to their lives as well.

The personal injury attorneys at The Mayerson Law Offices P.C. in Chester County can help you collect just compensation for your devastating injuries. We use our experience and compassion to fully represent your interests, and will not rest until justice is served.

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Contact Our Personal Injury Attorneys

If you or someone you know has suffered a brain, spinal cord, or other personal injury, contact our practice. Our attorneys also help Phoenixville and Chester County clients.

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