Brain Injuries in a Personal Injury Case

Brain Injuries

Brain injury is the most serious and devastating category of a personal injury case. You must prove and establish damages due to physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioural changes from a brain injury. Motorcycle collisions, auto collisions, cycling accidents, falls, assaults, and sports are among the most common causes of a brain injury.

Following are some of the different types of Brain injuries:

  • Concussion
  • Skull fracture
    • Linear skull fractures
    • Depressed skull fractures
    • Diastatic skull fractures
    • Basilar skull fracture
  • Intracranial hematoma (ICH)
    • Epidural hematoma
    • Subdural hematoma
    • Contusion or intracerebral hematoma
    • Diffuse axonal injury (DAI)

A brain injury can permanently change a person’s life and legal action may be necessary in cases where another party has some responsibility for the injury. A number of people fail to claim compensation simply because they are not aware of their legal rights.

Most routine personal energy claims are settled without the need for trial. However, claims for brain injuries usually involve larger amounts of damages. Persons who suffer a severe brain injury may lose muscle strength, fine motor skills, speech, vision, hearing, or taste function, depending on the brain region involved and the severity of brain damage. Long or short-term changes in personality or behavior may also occur. These persons require long-term medical and rehabilitative (physical, occupational, or speech therapy) management.

Recovering damages through a brain injury lawsuit requires detailed investigation and understanding of the terminology used by insurance adjusters and doctors.

The lawyers at JEWELL RADIMISIS JORGE LL.P are happy to help you navigate through the legal process.

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