Special Interest Injuries
Adendorff Attorneys have a special interest in personal injuries relating to amputation, head and brain, and spinal cord matters.
In a serious accident, a body part can be severed or torn off, or the body part can be so severely damaged that it cannot be saved and will need to be surgically removed. This process of the removal of the body part is referred to as an amputation. Such a loss is one of the most invasive interventions in the body that one can experience.
The most common types of amputation occur to the:
Such an injury requires a lengthy period of rehabilitation which includes:
- plastic surgery
- instruction on using a prosthetic or a wheelchair
- regular intake of medication
- counselling, to address the feelings of anger and loss of self esteem
- making modifications to the home and adapting to physical limitations
- employing carers and domestic helpers
The devastation experienced by someone who has suffered such an injury should never be underestimated. The complexities involved in determining appropriate compensation, especially future medical expenses, for such a client are appreciated and understood by our team of attorneys and medical experts, and no stone is left unturned in investigating what the needs of such a victim may be. A successful claim with a positive maximum outcome can change such a person’s life.
If you’ve experienced an accident-related amputation, contact the highly experienced lawyers at Adendorff Attorneys today.
Head and Brain Injuries
A brain injury is caused by the head being hit or hitting an object with immense force. The consequences of such an injury depends on the extent of the damage to the brain and the area of the brain that was effected. Often no physical damage, such as cuts and bruises are seen, but bruising, bleeding and swelling of the brain can still occur due to the force of impact causing the brain to move within the skull.
Proper medical treatment is vital after such an injury so that a proper diagnosis can be made and the injury monitored.
Typical brain and head injuries include the following:
- closed head injury
- skull fracture
- brain haemorrhage
- concussion or traumatic brain injury
Such injuries present a variety of symptoms, including:
- loss of speech or hearing
- memory loss
- drastic personality or behavioural changes
- severe brain damage leaving the victim in a vegetative state
- other varied symptoms that may present themselves at a later stage
This type of injury can be traumatic for the victim, and the care, understanding and support such a person requires can place immense stress on family members.
Obtaining the compensation due to a person who has suffered a severe head injury requires a thorough understanding of the medical elements and consequences of such traumatic injuries and the difficulties experienced in recovering from such. Adendorff Attorneys knows how to prepare and present such a case effectively and persuasively so that such a victim can obtain the life long care they need.
If you’ve suffered from a brain or head trauma, contact the highly experienced lawyers at Adendorff Attorneys today.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Damage to the spinal cord tissue can destroy the part of the nerve cells that carry signals between the brain and the rest of the body. Such injury can have varying consequences; from a resultant slight limp to total paralysis for life.
Such a traumatic injury can be life changing, with consequences that will dramatically effect the victims and their families as they come to terms with the major readjustments such an injury requires and accepting that life will never be the same again.
Spinal injuries include the following:
- broken back
- spinal fracture
- herniated disc
- spinal cord compression
- fractured vertebrae
- loss of bladder or bowel control
- loss of sexual function
Our attorneys, together with a team of medical professionals, understand the physical and emotional pain that such victims suffer, and use all available resources to ensure that the compensation secured makes provision for the care and adjustments needed by such victim to lead a happy and productive life.
If you’ve suffered a spinal cord related injury, contact the highly experienced lawyers at Adendorff Attorneys today.