There is hardly an injury that affects the ability to live and the quality of a person's life more dramatically than a brain injury. A relatively slight impact that affects a person's brain can dramatically alter the future of that person. Despite the severity with which a person's life may be impacted by a brain injury, the difficulty of proving that a brain injury exists and that it was caused as a result of a particular accident can be difficult.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO MAKE SURE OF BEFORE YOUR RETAIN A LAWYER FOR A BRAIN INJURY CASE?
Make sure that any prospective brain injury lawyer has the experience, resources, and personal willingness to see your case through to the end. It only makes common sense that your lawyer needs to possess the skill and experience to effectively handle your case. However, any lawyer that is handling a brain injury case also must have access to significant resources in order to fund the witnesses and time required to effectively put forward a brain injury case. Finally, your lawyer has to want to handle your case. Not every lawyer that takes a case actually wants it. In fact, many lawyers take cases with full knowledge that they will in fact never actually handle the case. Imagine speaking with a lawyer, interviewing him/her, trusting him/her, and that lawyer never actually representing you. That happens with some personal injury firms. We handle our cases and our client's future differently.
One of the hot-button injuries that we are frequently hearing about in the news are traumatic brain injuries. As suggested by the name, a traumatic brain injury is, for all intensive purposes, life altering. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is damage to the brain resulting from some type incident/accident that results in force being transferred to the brain. The source of a traumatic brain injury can caused by an external physical force such as a car accident, falling, tractor trailer accidents, being struck in the head with an unusual amount of force, or some other force that exerts force upon the brain.
Typically, traumatic brain injury is diagnosed by damage to brain tissue resulting from an external force and:
- A documented loss of consciousness,
- The person cannot recall the actual traumatic event (amnesia), or
- The person has a skull fracture, post-traumatic seizure, or an abnormal brain scan due to the trauma.
If you believe that you or someone that you care about has suffered a brain injury as a result of an accident, the personal injury attorneys at The Sessions Law Firm can help.