Brain Injury Cases

Brain Injury Cases

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are devastating. They often occur in high speed motor vehicle collisions and the results can be life altering, even leading to coma or death. Physical, mental, emotional, personality, memory and cognitive changes impact not only the injured person, but family and friends as well. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 2 million people end up in emergency rooms each year, resulting in over 50,000 deaths.

TBI cases present significant challenges compared to other types of injury claims. For example, a broken leg is easy to prove because the fracture will clearly show up in an x-ray. But even sophisticated testing, like a CT scan or MRI, may not reveal damage or trauma. Instead, the diagnostic testing shows what appears to be a normal and healthy brain.

Someone with a brain injury may have little, if any, recollection of what actually happened in an accident. Proving who is at fault is one of the most crucial parts of any personal injury case. If there are no independent witnesses, an attorney may hire an accident reconstruction expert to help establish who is at fault for the collision.

There are challenging questions to answer in brain injury cases. How is loss of enjoyment of life calculated? What is the measure of a lifetime earnings loss? How has the brain changed the way it works? What are the long term ramifications related to thinking and memory?

If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident, please call our office and let us know if we can help you get through what can be a very difficult and upsetting situation.

Drive safe as this New Year begins!