Lawyers for Serious Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries are among the very worst types of physical trauma an individual can suffer. In addition to permanent physical disability, serious brain injuries can leave a person with severe
cognitive, mental, and emotional challenges. Due to the permanent nature of these injuries, obtaining fair compensation from the responsible party is absolutely critical. It’s also important to choose a skilled lawyer who knows how to handle these cases both in and out of the courtroom.
Brain injuries can happen in a variety of ways – from motor vehicle accidents and near-drowning to chemical exposure and electrical shocks. A traumatic brain injury, often abbreviated TBI, may result from a closed head injury or an open head injury, where an object pierces the skull. These injuries can occur from car accidents, slips and falls, construction accidents, and carbon monoxide poisoning. Whatever the situation, when TBI is brought about by another person’s negligence, the victim is often entitled to financial compensation.
At the Klibaner Law Firm, we know that these difficult cases impact not only the victim, but his or her entire family. We are advocates for our clients and their loved ones. In addition to legal representation, we provide our clients with support, resources, and valuable information. Because brain trauma affects everyone differently, we take time to thoroughly understand the needs of each client, from immediate expenses to the cost of long-term or lifelong care. We work with economic, medical, and life services experts to determine the amount of financial compensation you need to fairly compensate you for your injuries.
Brain Injury Signs and Symptoms
The brain is a complex organ that controls the entire body. Researchers are still unlocking its mysteries and learning how traumatic accidents affect both the brain and the central nervous system. Because brain injuries affect everyone differently, it’s difficult to predict how specific individuals will do after a serious accident. Whereas one person might fully recover, another may never regain consciousness.
Most brain injuries involve a brief loss of consciousness, although it is definitely possible to sustain a life altering brain injury without losing consciousness. Many victims are unable to recall their accident or a period of time following it. It’s not uncommon for us to work with clients who were initially unaware that they had suffered a brain injury; they just knew that they felt different than they did before the accident.
Symptoms of TBI include:
- Difficulty concentrating and remembering
- Difficulty finding the right word
- Difficulty with coordination and balance
- Problems misplacing things
- Changes in mood, such as flying into a rage or experiencing deep depression
In many cases, these symptoms persist long after other physical injuries have healed. If you have been in an accident and suspect you may have a TBI, it’s important to inform your doctor. Your physician can perform “cognitive” tests to determine whether you have a brain injury. You may also be a candidate for “cognitive retraining”, which is the term for teaching the brain different ways of handling tasks.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Researchers estimate that approximately 2 million people in the United States suffer some form of TBI each year, with men more statistically likely to suffer brain injuries. Types of brain injuries include concussions, contusions, coup-contrecoup injuries, skull fractures, diffuse axonal injuries, penetration injuries, and acquired brain injuries. Every brain injury is unique and may affect one person differently than another.
Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injuries
With over 30 years of experience, The Klibaner Law Firm is committed to representing victims of traumatic brain injury. We will do everything within our power to help you recover the maximum compensation possible for your injuries, at no risk to you and your family. Because we handle all cases on a contingency fee basis, you owe us nothing unless we recover compensation on your behalf. Let us explain your options and work with you to create a case strategy that gets results. Call our office today at 303-863-1445.