Last week on the blog, we discussed the first steps that should be taken when treating a spinal cord injury. Unfortunately, these first steps are just a few of the many that spinal cord injury victims must undertake in order to achieve as full of a recovery as is possible under the circumstances, which is often pretty limited.
In the blink of an eye, an innocent motorist can be rocked by a collision caused by a negligent driver. Those who are lucky can walk away with these accidents with nothing more than jittery nerves. In some instances, though, individuals are left with catastrophic injuries such as those that affect their brain and spinal cord. The ramifications of these types of injuries can be devastating, often leaving victims with permanent disability, which may include paralysis.
The sudden and unexpected loss of a loved one is nothing short of tragic. The heartache can be much deeper, though, when the death in question could have been prevented. Sadly, this is an all too real situation faced by many Michigan families. Surviving family members often struggle to find a way to cope with knowing that the negligence of another caused the death of their loved one. They may feel anger, sadness and stress over their future. Fortunately, help is available to these families.
There are a whole host of injuries that an individual can suffer when involved in a car accident. Many Michigan residents are fortunate enough to escape these wrecks with minor injuries that heal in a matter of days and which have minimal, if any, effect on their daily lives. Other individuals, though, are not so fortunate. In fact, some of these accident victims are left with harm that is so severe that it completely disrupts their lives with little hope of recovering the life they once enjoyed.
Injuries suffered in a car accident or as the result of medical malpractice can fall anywhere on the spectrum of severity. Some victims are fortunate enough to walk away from their accident with little more than a few bumps and bruises and a story to tell. Other victims though, suffer serious injuries that leave them with extensive pain and emotional turmoil. Far too often, these individuals are left with a disability. Not only does this take away one's ability to live his or her normal life, but it can also be excruciatingly expensive.