A Head Injury Can Lead to Brain Trauma

Brain Injury and Experienced Legal Advice from the Advocates Law

Brain injury is more common than most people think. Even if you wear a good helmet while biking or skiing, you are still at risk for sustaining a brain injury. Even if you have suffered a minor brain injury, you need to understand your rights.  Most importantly, you need to know that you have the right to talk with an experienced personal injury attorney. The attorneys at the Advocates Law will talk with you for free.  We have the special knowledge and skills to help you get the best possible outcome from your accident.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Brain Injury Facts

Any injury that causes temporary or permanent brain damage is designated as a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Common TBI injuries include concussions from bike accidents or sports injuries. Sadly, many people who experience a traumatic brain injury might not realize it until months or even years after the injury occurred.

A traumatic brain injury can be one of the worst kinds of injuries. A person may feel fine only minutes after hitting their head on a solid object, but any brain injury requires immediate medical attention, no matter how good you feel.

Depression and paranoia are examples of possible of long-term consequences of a TBI.  It can also lead to serious memory loss or even suicidal thoughts. While these side effects may appear in some victims very soon after the injury, in many cases, the effects don’t become clear until long afterwards.

Brain Injury Lawsuits and Case Settlements

Sometimes, severe brain injuries can lead to coma.  The injury can be debilitating and prevent the victim from actively seeking compensation for their injury. In such cases, the victim’s family should seek legal help immediately. An experienced brain injury attorney will provide the best information about your legal rights.

Some brain injury services may be necessary long after your case is settled. Experienced brain injury advocates will know when to ask for additional compensation for long-term medical care and rehabilitation. If you are disabled and can no longer work, your attorney can help you receive fair compensation for lost wages, pain, and suffering.

Brain Injury Types

There are many ways that our brains can be injured, from car accidents to slip and falls. A brain injury can have lifelong effects ranging from loss of cognitive ability to physical disability. Different types of accidental traumatic brain injury include concussion, contusion, coup-contrecoup, diffuse axonal, or penetration.  ALL require medical attention! Some are more common in different kinds of accidents or crashes.

If you or a love one have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, you should call the Advocates Law as soon as possible.  We have attorneys who are experts in this type of personal injury.  We know how to ask the right questions and get answers for you.   We never collect a fee until we get you a settlement.

Brain Injury Signs and Symptoms

Specific information regarding a brain injury accident can be very important to your case.  A personal injury attorney who is experienced in this type of case will know what questions to ask. Sometimes, witnesses fail to recognize a traumatic brain injury. Someone may still have suffered a TBI even if:

  • The person is walking or talking at the scene of the accident
  • The person was not knocked unconscious during the accident
  • The person did receive any broken bones or cuts in the crash

In addition to seeking medical attention, you or a loved one should also consult with an experienced brain injury lawyer right away. Some physical symptoms of a brain injury include:

  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Head aches
  • Blurred vision
  • Seizures

While this is not a comprehensive list of physical symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, if you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and  are displaying these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention. Receiving the right treatment for your injured brain as soon as possible can help prevent further damage. While some physical symptoms are easier to see after an accident, there might also be behavioral and emotional effects from a brain injury. Behavioral symptoms of a brain injury include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Sleep disturbance

Brain Injury Treatment

Depending on the severity of a brain injury, there are several different treatments that are used to help reduce the long term and immediate damage.  There are various forms of treatment to combat the effects of brain injuries.

Sometimes, there is an ongoing need for continued treatment.  This is a common reason people hire a personal injury attorney.  Do not wait until you are months or years down the road from your accident.  If you have been in an accident, call us today and get your case started, so the financial help is there when you need it.

Medical expenses related to brain injuries can be very expensive. To ensure you get the necessary compensation to cover medical expenses, it is important you contact an experienced brain injury lawyer. Your personal injury attorney from the Advocates Law can help you receive compensation for long-term brain injury treatment, lost wages from missing work, the loss of the future ability to care for your family, or other disabilities.  The Advocates Law has experience in handling personal injury cases involving brain injuries, their experience can be the difference in you getting the compensation you deserve.

What about Legal Fees?

If you know you need an attorney to fight your case but are nervous about the price of an attorney, you need the Advocates Law.

A lawsuit in a traumatic brain injury case can be a costly endeavor. The insurance companies employ teams of attorneys to fight on their behalf.  The Advocates Law won’t add to your stress.  We work on what is called a “contingency fee.”  This means your attorney gets paid if and when we win a settlement or disposition on your behalf.  There is NO RISK to making the call to talk with one of our understanding, expert attorneys about your case.

Brain Injury Lawsuit

There may be circumstances that might require your attorney to file a brain injury lawsuit on your behalf. A lawsuit may be necessary when the at fault party’s insurance or your insurance is not making a fair settlement offer.  Having an attorney can be the extra edge you need to get a fair settlement.  If the liable party refuses to settle or will not offer fair compensation then a brain injury lawsuit may be necessary.

The Advocates Law has decades of experience representing brain injury victims in court, in a wide variety of accidents including auto accidents and slip and falls. When you hire an attorney at the Advocates Law, our only goal is to help aid in your recovery in any way possible.

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