Brain Injuries and Brain Damage
What are brain injuries?
Brain injuries occur when an external mechanical force, such as rapid acceleration or deceleration, impact, blast waves, or penetration by a projectile are applied to the brain resulting in damage. In cases where there is no penetration of the brain, it is hard to initially detect brain damage or injury.
A brain injury can drastically change a person’s life and can cause changes in the person’s intelligence, personality, and emotional state. The symptoms may begin to appear at a later date and because of the nature of the injury, the injured person may not become aware of them until someone else, such as a friend or family member, notices them. That is also why brain injury victims need specialized legal representation if a case is going to be pursued. Brain injury litigation is uniquely complex and requires personal injury lawyers that are experienced in the medical and legal issues involved.
Any function of the brain can be disrupted by brain trauma. Symptoms may include:
In severe cases the injured person may lose the ability to take care of themselves and their daily needs, and need constant care and supervision. Some of these may improve with prolonged rehabilitation, but many can be permanent. Brain injuries or brain damages are most commonly caused by
When considering compensation it must be taken into account that the person who suffered a brain injury may have long term or permanent rehabilitation needs, diminished life expectancy, an inability to work, and will require a complete readjustment to daily living activities, and psychological treatments to help deal with these.
Protect your rights to maximum compensation—call Legome & Associates today
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury or brain damage, speak with an experienced brain injury attorney who will evaluate your case with you, as close to the injury as possible, to ensure that your legal rights are fully assessed and protected.
The attorneys of Legome & Associates are experts in brain injury and brain damage claims. We assess the viability of your brain injury claim, explain what you can expect at every step of your brain injury case, and take action on your behalf, such as, researching the law, interviewing witnesses, collecting records, conferring with expert consultants, planning the legal strategy of your claim, and negotiating with insurance companies and opposing counsel. We are experienced, successful, and compassionate professions with the best interests of our clients as our top priority.
For a free consultation to discuss your brain injury or brain damage case, please call Legome & Associates at 856-528-3284 or click here to contact us online.