Brain injuries are the result of sudden and intense force to the head commonly in motor vehicle accidents, falls, construction accidents, ATV and boating accidents and assault and battery. Some of the most susceptible are our young athletes in a growingly competitive sports market. They can be mild to severe and can even cause death. Brain injuries can occur even with a temporary loss of consciousness. The most traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur when a person goes into a coma or suffers amnesia. Over one million people in the United States are treated for brain injuries each year. Over 50,000 of those people die. Brain injuries cause a variety of devastating disabilities including seizures, paralysis, loss of cognitive ability, memory and sensory losses. Brain injury cases are some of the most serious cases for a lawyer to handle.
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In some cases, the symptoms of a brain injury are not immediately noticed. They include headaches, slurred speech, confusion and emotional problems such as being quick to anger, crying and feeling out of control emotionally. In brain injury cases, it is important to obtain an accurate diagnosis from a reputable neurologist, neuropsychiatrist and/or neuropsychologist. In addition, it is important to have experts that can testify to the amount of money it is going to cost to take care of you or your loved one for life.
It is possible to live a full and rewarding life with the limitations and challenges that a brain injury causes. It is important to have an attorney with the knowledge to get each client access to programs such as adaptive driving assessment and training, community integration services, return to home services, inpatient and outpatient services, integrated therapy, neuropsychological services, peer support and mentoring. In addition, clients will have to learn how to deal with fatigue and how it can be overcome with sports and recreation activities.
At Gateway Law, we are committed to getting our clients compensation so they can live full and rewarding lives. For each brain injury case, we assemble a team of noted physicians and experts to testify before the court and jury. We prepare each case as if it will be tried to a jury. The best way to settle a case is to prepare if for trial. If you would like to discuss your brain injury case for a free consultation, please contact Gateway Law and speak with the principal attorneys Leonard Burgess or Doug Gilliland.
By Douglas Gilliland