A brain injury is a very general term, which is self-evident because it does involve an injury directly to the brain and cognitive skills. There are other terms for these, such as a hematoma, which is similar to a bruise on the brain. Also, concussions are now considered brain injuries. Brain injuries can vary greatly in degree ranging from minor to severe. As some brain injuries can be resolved in one or two weeks, others could be permanent. So, this is a much newer designation of an injury to describe trauma to the brain resulting in a wide range of effects and consequences. We have handled very large cases resulting from minor traumatic brain injuries, major traumatic brain injuries, and severe traumatic brain injuries.
Typically, the main cause of a brain injury is trauma to the head. So, any time someone has hit their head as a result of a car accident or a slip and fall accident, or any accident that causes brain injury those are going to be the most common causes of brain injuries.
Because our law firm handles these types of cases all the time, we are very familiar with many of the pre-eminent experts in the field. We have a wide network of highly qualified individuals whom we can contact. We are also able to obtain referrals, reliable peer-approved referrals, for any specialist that a client may require. Our attorneys are always very involved with our client’s medical care to make sure that they are receiving the best possible care and that they are comfortable making their healthcare decisions. We want to ensure that our clients have all of the information they need to make an informed decision regarding their healthcare.
Medical expenses are often paid by a client’s health insurance. If health insurance is unavailable, many clients, such as clients who are over the age of 65, may be covered by government funding. If you are over the age of 65, you would be covered typically by Medicare. If there is no other funding source available and a client is unable to pay out of pocket, which is obviously very uncommon because medical expenses can accumulate so quickly, then we do have referrals to doctors who work on liens. These doctors often do so to help people in a specific situation where the clients would not be able to obtain medical care if they could not find medical care on a lien situation.
Our law firm is very familiar with handling brain injury cases and we understand the pain, stress and confusion of our clients in these situations. We have 35 years of experience and expertise in this area. Even though the medical terminology has changed recently, these are still the same types of injuries our attorneys have been dealing with for over three decades. Our firm becomes very involved in our client’s healthcare because we want to make sure that they get the proper medical help they need, and that they understand the issues they face in order to make the right decisions for themselves. We are going to be there for our clients, available within 24 hours certainly, to help guide them through the legal aspects as well as assist with the medical aspects of these situations.
Even relatively minor cases of brain injury can permanently interfere with a person’s ability to enjoy his or her life. From minor traumatic brain injury (MTBI) cases to those that involve permanent loss of function, our team is here to help.
All brain injury cases are handled on a contingency basis. You are only obligated to pay attorney fees if we are successful in recovering compensation for you. We will explain all costs and expenses that you may be responsible for if we do not recover compensation on your behalf.