Questions about Traumatic Brain Injury?
Ask Our Nashville Brain Injury Attorney
While many brain injury organizations address the emotional and physical
traumatic brain injury questions, a brain injury attorney has a unique
insight into legal issues that may come with a concussion or serious brain
injury. Brain injury lawyers must understand how a brain injury places
financial and emotional burdens on victims and their family members in
addition to how to use brain injury laws effectively to protect their
rights. Our Nashville brain injury attorney has compiled a list of frequently
asked questions to help guide traumatic brain injury (TBI) survivors and
What is a traumatic brain injury?
Traumatic brain injuries and concussions can lead to cognitive, psychological
and physical TBI symptoms including:
- Speech impairment
- Motor skill impairment
- Mood swings
- Personality Changes
- Memory Loss
With prayer, physical therapy and rehabilitation, you can begin your recovery.
However, medical treatment for a brain injury is expensive. Concussion
rehabilitation can also be time consuming; TBI survivors may make improvements
through therapy over time. However, progression can be slow.
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What causes TBI?
Common causes of traumatic brain injuries include
motor vehicle accidents,
slip and falls,
truck accidents, workplace accidents, acts of violence and sports and recreation activities.
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, 1.7 million Americans,
including 475,000 children, sustain a brain injury each year. Falls cause
35 percent of TBIs, while 17 percent are caused by
car crashes, 16 percent by workplace accidents and 10 percent by assaults.
However, there are a few common brain injury misconceptions. For example,
a brain injury does not always result from a blow to the head. Birth trauma
and whiplash can also cause brain injury, but these often do not involve
an external blow to the head. Additionally, a traumatic brain injury is
not always the only injury suffered in an accident. Many times, in addition
to a brain injury, a victim may suffer a spinal cord injury and neck injury.
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What kind of traumatic brain injury treatments are available?
Medical care for brain injuries is expensive. Survivors may face an extended
recovery process and many complex procedures. This recovery process can
include physical, occupational and psychological therapy, as well as surgeries.
Some victims may also qualify for assisted living, at-home healthcare
or nursing home care. Compensation from a
personal injury claim can allow TBI victims to afford the best care available when another person
or company is held accountable.
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What kind of injury compensation is available in a brain injury lawsuit?
Through a verdict or
brain injury lawsuit settlement, TBI survivors and their families can obtain compensation for
- Medical bills, rehabilitation and long-term care
- Education needs
- Lost future income
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional and mental distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Household modifications and specialized equipment
However, many will find that battling the insurance company can be unnecessarily
complicated. In addition, the insurance company is not going to compensate
you for everything that they should, at least not without help. What do
you do if you are not able to return to work? Do you get help with that?
What if you need more care down the road? How do you predict that? This
is when you want to talk to a brain injury attorney.
An attorney can help you file a
brain injury lawsuit. Injury compensation from a successful lawsuit can then provide you with
the necessary financial damages needed to pay for the best medical care
available. Additionally, he or she must help you determine the lifelong
challenges you will face when calculating a demand for compensation. If
you are unable to work, you may qualify for disability benefits from Supplemental
Security Income (SSI) or Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI).
Our brain injury attorney can also seek
wrongful death damages if you lost a loved one due to a fatal brain injury that took the life
of your family member.
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How do I pay brain injury attorney fees?
The Law Office of Stanley A. Davis offers a free initial consultation.
Thus, you do not owe anything for exploring your best legal options with
us. If our law firm represents you, we will do so on a contingency basis.
This means that if your brain injury lawsuit does not settle or you do
not obtain a verdict following trial, you do not have to pay any attorney fees.
If you are looking for a brain injury attorney who handles claims in Nashville,
then we invite you to
schedule a free case review with us today.
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