For some people, a traumatic brain injury [TBI] is a fate worse than death itself. When the cause of a traumatic brain injury is a car or truck accident caused by another motorist’s negligence, victims and their families are strongly urged to contact a well-respected personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
The Job of an Attorney After a Traumatic Brain Injury
An experienced traumatic brain injury and auto accident lawyer will go to work right away gathering evidence to learn and to document how the injury happened, who is responsible, and the full nature of the loss to the victim and his or her family.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders (NINDS), a traumatic brain injury often results in one or more of the following symptoms: “headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision or tired eyes, ringing in the ears, bad taste in the mouth, fatigue or lethargy, a change in sleep patterns, behavioral or mood changes, and trouble with memory, concentration, attention, or thinking, a headache that gets worse or does not go away, repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures, an inability to awaken from sleep, dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the extremities, loss of coordination, and increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation.”
The Role of Expert Witnesses
Severe cases involving “a sudden trauma when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue” (definition supplied by NINDS) may result in permanent disability such as an unresponsive state, a coma, or a vegetative state. Clear and detailed evaluation of such injuries requires time, care, and expertise. Neurophysiologists and neuropsychologists are among the expert witnesses called upon by our lawyers when a client of our law firm has suffered a head injury in a traffic accident.
Is Your Insurance Company Your Friend after an Accident?
Remember that an insurance company is not your friend after you have been injured in an auto, truck, or motorcycle accident. The sooner you contact one of our brain damage attorneys after you or your loved one has suffered a head injury because of a car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, or bicycle accident, the more likely it is that we will be able to help you obtain the compensation you need and deserve.