How Can a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney Help?
Navigating the aftermath of a TBI can be overwhelming, especially when it comes to seeking compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Our experienced traumatic brain injury lawyers are well-versed in handling these intricate cases.
Here’s how we can assist you:
Investigating Your Case
Our legal team will examine the details of your accident to establish liability. We will gather evidence, consult experts, and build a strong case to demonstrate the negligence or fault that led to your TBI.
Our catastrophic injury lawyers will help you understand your options and guide you through the steps needed to file a claim and seek fair compensation, whether through negotiations with insurance companies or litigation.
Traumatic brain injuries can lead to various physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges. We will work closely with medical experts to assess the extent of your damages. These damages may include medical expenses, ongoing medical care, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
What Are the Ongoing Medical Needs for TBI Survivors?
When an accident results in a traumatic brain injury, the journey to recovery often involves a long and challenging road. The ongoing medical needs of TBI survivors are complex and can have a profound impact on their quality of life.
For victims of severe TBIs, ongoing medical treatment can include:
Medical assessments and monitoring
TBI survivors require regular medical assessments and monitoring to track their progress and identify any changes in their condition. These assessments may include physical examinations, neurological evaluations, imaging tests (such as CT scans and MRIs), and cognitive assessments to measure cognitive functions and memory.
Rehabilitation is a cornerstone of TBI treatment. Survivors often require multidisciplinary rehabilitation programs tailored to their specific needs. These programs may encompass physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and neuropsychological therapy to address motor skills, communication, and cognitive functions.
Many TBI survivors need medications to manage various aspects of their condition, such as pain, seizures, muscle spasms, and mood disorders. Effective medication management requires regular monitoring by medical professionals to ensure proper dosages and address any side effects.
Cognitive and behavioral therapies
Cognitive and behavioral therapies are crucial for helping TBI survivors manage cognitive impairments, mood disorders, and behavioral challenges. Therapists work with survivors to develop strategies to enhance memory, concentration, emotional regulation, and social skills.
Assistive devices and modifications
Depending on the severity of the TBI, survivors may need assistive devices such as wheelchairs, mobility aids, communication devices, and home modifications to enhance their independence and safety.
TBI survivors often experience emotional and psychological challenges. Psychotherapy and counseling can help survivors and their families cope with the emotional impact of the injury, manage anxiety and depression, and build resilience.
Long-term care planning
For more severe cases of TBI, survivors may require long-term care arrangements, either through in-home care services or placement in specialized care facilities.
TBI survivors may need to make lifestyle modifications to ensure their safety and well-being. This could involve avoiding certain activities, maintaining a consistent routine, and practicing stress-reduction techniques.
What Are the Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries?
Traumatic brain injuries can result from a variety of accidents and incidents, often with life-altering consequences.
Some of the most common causes of TBIs include:
Car accidents, motorcycle crashes, and collisions involving pedestrians or cyclists are leading causes of TBIs. The impact of a vehicle collision can cause the head to strike surfaces forcefully, leading to brain trauma.
Falls are a significant cause of TBIs, especially among the elderly and young children. Slipping, tripping, or falling from heights can result in head injuries that range from mild concussions to severe TBIs.
Sports and recreational activities
Contact sports, such as football, rugby, and hockey, carry a risk of TBIs due to impacts and collisions. Additionally, recreational activities like biking, skiing, and skateboarding can lead to head injuries if safety precautions are not followed.
Occupational hazards in industries such as construction, manufacturing, and agriculture can lead to TBIs. Falls from heights, equipment accidents, and being struck by objects are common causes of workplace-related TBIs.
Assaults and violence
Intentional acts of violence, including physical assaults and gunshot wounds, can cause severe TBIs. These injuries may result from direct blows to the head or penetrating trauma.
Engaging in activities like rock climbing, bungee jumping, and extreme sports increases the risk of TBIs due to the potential for falls, impacts, and accidents.
Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
Collisions involving bicycles and pedestrians with vehicles can lead to head injuries, especially if proper safety measures are not observed.
Medical procedures and malpractice
Surgical errors, anesthesia complications, and medical malpractice can lead to TBIs during medical procedures.
Contact Us Today!
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of others, our experienced traumatic brain injury lawyers at Friedland & Associates are here to support you.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case. Our compassionate team is ready to provide the legal guidance you need during this challenging time.