When you shake it you break it. Any slight movement of our brains can cause cognitive deficiencies and will have devastating and lasting effects in your life.
These injuries primarily come about by a blow to the head, slipping and falling and in car accident cases.
Brain injury cases are extremely difficult and need extreme care and caution. When there is a brain injury, however slight, whether it be a traumatic brain injury or a mild traumatic brain injury, the impacts on your life are enormous. The reason why these cases are extremely difficult is because they are most of the times “invisible” injuries. The injury generally does not show itself in a CT scan, or an MRI. In some cases, better scanning is needed to see the slight changes that have occurred in the wiring of the brain-called axons. The axons are cells that connect the brain. There are billions of them in each of our brains firing at any given time. When an axon becomes damaged because of an injury to the brain, depending on which area of the brain was impacted it could impact our cognitive, executive or emotional functioning.
In addition, to the extreme care that a patient needs in cases like this, the costs to successfully litigate these cases are extremely high. Not to mention, to be able to fully recover on these claims, you would want an attorney on your side that is willing to go the distance and has the resources to fight the insurance companies.
These injuries also have devastating effects on the clients marriages. The clients generally self-isolate and become very depressed.
STEPS TO TAKE FOLLOWING YOUR BRAIN INJURY:
1. Seek medical attention immediately:
Any injury to your brain however slight can have devastating long term effects. Seeking treatment immediately is extremely important. But also, because of the evolutionary nature of these types of injuries, it is extremely important to make follow up appointments specifically with at least a neurologist on these cases.
2. Document any behavioral, mental or emotional changes:
It is helpful to document any behavioral, mental and emotional changes on brain injury cases.
3. Give your brain time to heal:
Because of the nature of these injuries you want to take things slowly and make sure to follow all of your doctors recommendations.
4. Do not take to the at-fault parties insurance company:
It is never a good idea to speak with the at-fault parties insurance company. This is because anything you say to them is being recorded, and will be used against you. This is not to say that what you are saying to them is not true. The reality is, they will try to twist your words or take them out of context to later deny your claim.
How We Can Help
These cases require extreme care. At Rejali Law Firm because we care so much about our clients we only take a handful of cases at a time. With brain injury cases, we have a dedicated person who will be helping you with your case and with any questions you may have. We understand the difficulties you are facing and are here for you every step of the way.
Common Brain Injuries:
- Ringing in the ears
- Blurry vision
- Sleep problems
- Emotional problems
- Cognitive deficiencies
- Difficulty remembering events
- Confusion and disorientation
Frequently Asked Questions
How long will my brain injury case take?
Depending on the severity of your injury the claim process can take anywhere between 1 to three years. Brain injury cases take longer due to the evolutionary nature of them. They have a tendency to not manifest themselves right away, and for that reason we generally have to wait to make sure you have stabilized before moving forward on any type of settlement discussion.
The Insurance is giving me a hard time about and saying that there is nothing wrong with me. How can you help me?
I’m sorry that they are doing that to you. Unfortunately, insurance companies rely on “objective” data and depending on the facts of your case, if they don’t have that objective data, they try to minimize your injuries. We understand the severity and gravity of these injuries and can help you with them. I would certainly recommend contacting an attorney that has dealt with brain injury cases in the past. These cases are not your average type cases and certainly require additional care and understanding.
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