A serious injury can easily derail a person’s life. We know how to fight for our clients and win. Our goal is to secure the compensation you need to help rebuild your life. Contact us to learn more.
Spinal Cord & Brain Injury
Brain damage can be caused by many different factors which can be difficult to pinpoint, as symptoms do not always surface right away. Catastrophic brain injuries causing paralysis, compromised organ function or severe cognitive difficulties can be devastating and life changing for the injured person and their family. Injuries known as mild or subtle brain injuries, while not as apparent or obvious, can also prove to be devastating injuries due to debilitating headaches, loss of memory, and changes in behavior or emotion. These can occur without loss of consciousness, without direct trauma to the head and many times without significant findings on imaging studies. A lack of explanation for the injury can add to one’s frustration and confusion.
Brain injury lawyers know the medical factors causing these injuries and the best medical experts for a particular case. Brain injury lawyers can help you understand the nature of the injury and how it occurred, and discover who is responsible. They know which insurance policies will pay for your losses and what you can expect to recover in damages if the injury was someone else’s fault.
Five things to do
Seek proper treatment with a doctor who specializes in brain injuries even for subtle symptoms.
Document the accident and scene through photographs and notes.
Take pictures and videos of the injuries and the difficulties the injured person encounters during their activities of daily living.
Save (and/or take pictures of) protective equipment such as helmets, discharged airbags and seatbelts that were used during the accident.
Seek timely advice from an attorney who specializes in this area of the law and these types of injuries.
Five things not to do
Don’t ignore subtle changes such as mild headaches, mild dizziness, mild forgetfulness, irritability, blurred vision, or emotional changes. These can be clues to a serious injury.
Don’t get frustrated. Seek the right professional to help you understand what is going on.
Don’t push away family and friends who are trying to help.
Don’t wait to see a doctor in their office if you think something is wrong. GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM.
Don’t lose hope. It is a difficult time, perhaps the most difficult of your life. However, with the right help, things will get better and easier.