Your brain is susceptible to injury resulting from a blow or jolt, a traumatic or severe impact to the head that can lead to damage to brain cells, blood vessels, and protective tissues surrounding the brain. A strong impact to the brain can also cause bleeding in or around the brain, swelling, and blood clots that can have serious and permanent consequences.
If you or a loved one is involved in an accident, a brain injury may result depending on the circumstances.
Common Causes of Brain Injury
Accidents involving some kind of impact, whether minor or severe, can cause brain injury. People may suffer from brain injury after experiencing:
- A motor vehicle accident
- Bicycle accident
- Slip and fall accident
- An act of violence
Importance of Personal Injury Attorney in Claiming Compensation
Brain injury may not be immediately apparent after an accident. It may be possible for an accident to appear ‘minor’, yet result in brain injury. Because symptoms may take time to manifest, injured parties in an accident may not be aware of the resulting brain injury or the severity of such an injury.
Depending on the circumstances of the accident, a brain injury can affect the emotional health, mood, cognitive function, and memory of the injured party, sometimes permanently.
Addressing the injury often involves a long-term treatment plan that can be expensive and disruptive of the injured party’s usual lifestyle. The financial costs can include medical bills for current and ongoing treatment, therapy, and rehabilitation, lost income from unworked days, and expenses for homecare. Beyond the monetary costs, an injured party may experience pain and suffering.
Accidents resulting in brain injuries are extremely complex cases. Claiming compensation for your brain injury requires the combined competence and assistance of a personal injury attorney and medical professionals in order to properly evaluate your injury and establish legal responsibility for it.
Dealing with Insurance Companies
Insurance companies that cover this type of injury may try to downplay your injuries and offer a minimum value to settle your claim. An experienced personal injury attorney can represent you and obtain the maximum value that you legally deserve. A free no-obligation consultation with a licensed attorney can assess your situation and apprise you of your options.
Our Experience in Brain Injury
Our firm has years of experience in brain injury cases and have helped clients obtain the maximum value of their claims. We use an extensive network of medical providers who can properly evaluate the extent of our clients’ injuries, allowing us to determine the amount of damages that are legally due under each situation.
At the Law Offices of Samuel I. Kane, we carefully evaluate every situation and will only pursue meritorious claims against negligent persons or entities. We are prepared to represent you aggressively and competently before insurance companies and in court in order to help you obtain the full value that you legally deserve. Call us today (575) 526-5263.