Brain and Spinal Injuries


Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries are most often caused by severe impact, but can also be caused by a less severe accident. The cause of the injury is often the result of the unnatural movement to the neck and spine. This can be caused by a variety of vehicle, motorcycle and trucking accidents, boating accidents, falls, violence, and/or other avoidable injuries. Victims suffering traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries can suffer lasting physical, mental, and emotional problems.


Every day 138 people in the United States die from Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI.  Those who survive a traumatic brain injury can face effects lasting from a few days, to disabilities which may last the rest of their lives.  The effects of TBI can include impaired memory, altered sensation, emotional functioning and motor skills, to list just a few.

In 2009, an estimated 248,418 children (age 19 or younger) were treated in U.S. emergency departments for injuries that included a diagnosis of concussion or TBI. In 2010, about 2.5 million emergency department visits; hospitalizations, or deaths were associated with TBI the United States.

The leading causes of traumatic brain injuries, are slip and fall, being struck by or against an object, an automobile accident or through an assault. Additionally, the likelihood of such events seem to vary by age. For example, the most likely to experience TBI due to a slip and fall accident are children ages 0-14 and adults 45 years and older.


Spinal cord injuries effect between four and five million Americans yearly; and more than 400,000 victims live with the continuing effects of these injuries. Injuries to the neck or to the back can result in serious damage to the spinal cord causing permanent, and often catastrophic injuries.

An injury to the spinal cord, can present itself as a mild contusion, which may cause temporary loss function below the site of the injury or, more critically, as a complete severing of the spinal cord, in which there would then be a total and permanent loss of sensation and movement below the site of the injury.

As a result, many traumatic brain injury victims face enormous difficulties.

There are many different findings of spinal cord injury – including a traumatic syrinx (Syringomyelia), which results in a cavitation forming in the cord, inhibiting the flow of cerebral spinal fluid from flowing – which can arise from a injury.

The Schulman Law Group has the experience, knowledge and resources to properly understand the cause and mechanism of an individual’s brain or spinal cord injuries, the ability to determine if a third party is liable for these devastating injuries, and the ability to hold a wrongdoer liable for an individual’s compensation, to collect rightful damages from responsible parties for these uniquely disabled victims and their families.

If you or someone you know and truly care for is currently suffering from either a traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries due to the negligence of another, feel free to contact the lawyers at The Schulman Law Group either by phone at +1 (954) 349-3300 or through our Contact Us page.

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