Compensation For Brain Injury

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It is estimated that more than 50,000 Americans die as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year, and according to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), 1.5 million Americans will sustain a traumatic brain injury this year. It is also estimated that 5.3 million Americans currently live with conditions resulting from TBI, including neuropsychological impairments that affect work life, family life, and social activity.
Several brain injury types exist including acquired brain injury, open head injury, closed head injury, and traumatic brain injury. Brain injuries are typically classified as mild, moderate, or severe, and the effects can be short-term, lifelong, or fatal.
There are a variety of cognitive, physical and emotional symptoms that are associated with brain injuries, yet they, like the injuries, vary in scope and size. There are cognitive symptoms of traumatic brain injuries, including memory loss, processing issues, as well as attentional and communication difficulties. Physically, the victim of a brain injury may experience seizures, speech problems, as well as the potential loss of smell, taste and hearing. Emotionally, a brain injury produces great anxiety, depression, agitation and impulsivity. Patients may miss work to attend medical appointments, or they may be fired or demoted, if they can't finish the job that they had once started. Litigation may be necessary to get the help you need to live comfortably.
If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident that results in brain injury, whether mild, moderate or severe, you should hire a brain injury lawyer or attorney to help you recover damages. Because there may be numerous factors involved in a brain injury case, the amount of compensation you receive will vary greatly from state to state, and it will also depend on the type of brain injury and level of severity. You may be awarded damages for medical and rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of earnings, and mental anguish. While no amount of money can reverse the damage done by a brain injury, it can certainly help cover all current and any future medical expenses you may incur as a result of the accident.
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.

It's best not to wait to contact a brain injury lawyer or attorney, as statutes of limitations do apply in most states. Procrastinating could greatly affect the amount of compensation you receive for your injuries. To locate an experienced and successful brain injury lawyer or attorney in your area, visit the American Bar Association. The helpful lawyer locator found there will enable you to find the help that you need to get your questions answered. In addition, you will find a highly skilled professional who specializes in personal injury litigation, so you can be assured of the best possible result.
A personal injury lawyer who knows about brain injuries should have the medical knowledge, evidence and testimony needed to win your case. He or she might also be able to assist you in locating the best rehabilitative services available to meet your medical and emotional needs, Furthermore, attorneys may act as liaisons for the victim's family and the health care professionals. This bond is important, as it allows for the retrieval of critically important injury and medical information to be passed to the attorney who is fighting for what's best for the victim.


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