Some say “timing is everything.” That can be hard to prescribe to when the unthinkable happens to a loved one. You are jolted into survival mode and priority number one is taking care of the patient and your family.
But timing is critical after a brain or spinal cord injury. Timely medical care can drastically alter the outcomes for the patient; and if someone else was at fault for the accident, there is a limited amount of time for you to seek repercussions for their actions.
Understanding how the events following an accident come together and what timelines you should expect can better help you prepare. While no two cases are alike, we’ve provided a visual map of the general timeline for a personal injury claim you may experience for a brain or spinal cord injury case.
Brain and spinal cord injuries are incredibly complex and so are the legal cases that support them. Download our free guide for Assessing When to Contact a Personal Injury Attorney or click the live chat button at the top of your screen to speak with a legal expert right away.
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Spinal cord injuries are traumatic for patients and their families. They cause disruptive changes to every aspect of your life and there is a lot of new information to navigate and understand. Our experts have collected everything in one place to help you learn more about your injury, locate doctors and treatment centers, find financial support, and get assistance navigating your next move.