The brain plays a significant role in our bodies, controlling everything from movement, to memory, to creativity. There are many types of brain injuries that can negatively impact some or all of these functions. Just as there are multiple types of brain injuries, there are also different degrees of injury. Each brain injury is unique in the type of force that is applied, the amount of force that the brain is exposed to, and the affects the injury has on the body. At Levine and Slavit, PLLC, our car accident attorneys ensure that clients receive comprehensive legal counsel when these … Read the rest
All kinds of injuries can befall a person over the course of life. Some are minor and recovery is generally good, yet other injuries can have lasting repercussions that may change the rest of a person’s life. Because of how dramatic these latter sorts of injuries can be, it’s important that victims speak with personal injury attorneys should their life-changing injuries occur as the result of another person or party’s negligence.
We’d like to take a few moments right now to consider the nature of brain injuries and why those should be taken so seriously.
What is a brain injury?
Around midnight on November 5, 1999, Erik Ramsey was a passenger in a friend’s Camaro that was in an accident with another vehicle and flipped and landed on an embankment. His injuries were devastating – a collapsed lung, a lacerated spleen, a ruptured diaphragm, ripped tendons in his hand, and a femur that was broken in two places. More so, a blood clot had caused a brain-stem stroke that cut the connection between his mind and his body, a condition known to neurologists as locked-in syndrome.
He can still see, smell, and hear, his body could still register the itch … Read the rest