Alaska Brain Injury Lawyer

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Brain injuries are not always the easiest type of injury to assess. Since the brain is such a complex organ, and since injuries to it can affect many different aspects of bodily function, from motor skills and coordination to cognitive processes, it may be hard to determine whether an accident has caused a brain injury or not. This is one of the many reasons that brain injuries are so devastating to both the victim and their families.

Brain injury may occur as soon as the head hits a hard surface or is otherwise impacted. In some cases, traumatic brain injury is detected well after the accident or impact occurs, and swelling or bleeding into and around the brain may have already taken place. Brain injuries are typically classified as mild, moderate or severe, and the effects can be short-term, lifelong, or fatal. Some other symptoms of a brain injury include memory loss, attentional issues, balance problems, difficulties with migraines, smelling, seeing or hearing and seizure disorders.

Brain injuries are among the most serious injuries a person can sustain. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of such an injury may range from \"mild,\"a brief change in mental status or consciousness, to \"severe,\", an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. A TBI can result in short or long-term problems with independent function.

If your brain injury was due to the negligence or breach of duty of a doctor, employer or any other individual or entity, you may be able to file a lawsuit in order to recover damages.

If you have suffered a moderate or severe brain injury, you will also want to consult with an attorney, especially if the injury may have been due to the negligence of another person or entity. Even if you have suffered only a minor brain injury, it might be worth your while to contact an attorney. In some cases, the full extent of the victim\'s incapacitation, or the life-altering effect it has, may not even be understood until years after the initial trauma.

Please do not wait to contact a brain injury lawyer or attorney, as the statute of limitations to file a claim in the state of Alaska is two years. Procrastinating could be costly for you and it could hinder your case.

Representing a brain injury case may be vastly different, and more complex, than representing other types of legal cases, even medical cases. After all, a brain injury directly impacts a person\'s life, is extremely traumatic for the suffering individual and his or her family, and may have serious long-term consequences. That\'s why you need an attorney who is not only knowledgeable about personal injury law, but who also has specific experience in litigating cases involving brain injury.

Although there is nothing that can be done to reverse your brain injury, or its devastating effects on your well-being, the culpable parties involved in your accident can be held accountable. If your brain injury can be determined to have been caused by the negligence of another individual or party, you have a right to know. You also have a right to seek financial compensation for that injury—not only for your medical costs and lost wages, but also for any pain or potential long-term effects that stemmed from the brain injury. You can also seek compensation for time lost from work to meet medical appointments and therapy, the cost of hiring anyone to help you, any permanent disability, emotional distress, and any future earning ability due to the injury.

To locate an experienced and successful brain injury lawyer or attorney in Alaska , visit the American Bar Association (ABA)website.

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