If I had been involved in a fall or an automobile accident and hit my head, but don't remember if I was knocked unconscious or not and have noticed some behavioral changes, could I have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury, a closed head injury or some other type of brain injury?
If you or a loved one has suffered a spinal cord injury because of someone’s neglect. We can help you receive financial compensation.
- Medical care throughout the person’s life
- Counseling and Psychiatric care
- Lost wages
- Expenses not covered by existing health insurance
- Travel expenses for medical care
- Support services for the injured person’s family
- Funeral expenses
Yes it is possible to suffer a form of mild traumatic brain/head injury or a closed head injury from an automobile accident or a fall. The critical issue is the impact to the skull and brain underneath. A referral to an appropriate specialist is necessary to discover this type of damage. Mild traumatic head injuries and some closed head injuries are often overlooked by doctors and lawyers who are inexperienced in handling these types of cases. My law firm is completely aware of the types of damages caused by mild, moderate or sometimes severe head trauma, and can refer you to certain specialists who can perform the appropriate diagnostic tests to discover whether such injuries exist. You should be sure that your lawyer is experienced in handling cases involving the type of damage that you suffer so that he will better be able to present a clear picture of your damages to either an insurance adjuster, or ultimately, a jury, if your case does not settle.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year in this country, over 250,000 people suffer from some type of brain injury so severe that they require hospitalization. Around 100,000 of those people end up with some form of long term mild or severe brain damage and almost 50,000 people die annually as a result of some type of traumatic brain injury.
These types of injuries can have a severe impact, not just on the
injured party, but on their family as well.
The costs associated with treating this type of injury could be unaffordable to the average person.
Where the injury is due to the fault of another person, you need the help of an experienced lawyer, familiar
with Brain Injury cases, to help you.
Victims of a brain injury may not be able to return to work, suffer
from depression, anxiety, difficulty with memory, difficulty
with problem solving, inconsistent temperaments, problems with learning, problems with behavior and emotions, problems with sensation and thinking just to name a few. Some professionals claim that diseases such as Parkinson’s, Epilepsy and Alzheimer’s are brought on as a result of a Brain injury as well. None of these possible effects should be overlooked and an experienced lawyer will make sure all of these issues are addressed before a case is settled or goes to trial.
There are certain sophisticated tests that can help prove if a brain injury has occurred or not. Many doctors do not know about or choose not to perform certain such tests. An example would be a test known as a Q.E.E.G. / QEEG Test also known as a quantitative EEG test or “Brain Mapping Test”. This type of test will actually map out the person’s brain on a color coded type x ray – showing the damaged areas of the brain. Many lawyers don’t know how the test works, how it is used for diagnosis purposes and most importantly, how the results of such a test can be used in a courtroom to prove a mild, moderate, or severe brain injury. A SPEC Scan is another type of test that many lawyers are unfamiliar with. This type of test, used by the right neurologist, can explain a lot of things for an insurance company or a jury in these brain injury cases.
If you or your loved one have suffered from brain injury, contact me immediately for more information.
Spinal Cord injuries occur about 12,000 times a year in this country. It is also estimated that about 300,000 people are currently living with some form of spinal cord injury. The most common cause of spinal cord injuries in this country is from vehicle accidents. A spinal cord injury occurs when the cord is compromised and stops the flow of messages being sent to and from the brain. If the injury is severe, there could be a partial or total loss of motor function and sensation below the area of injury. If a partial spinal cord injury occurs some of the sensation and motor function below the injury remains.
The cost of treating and maintaining a spinal cord injury patient can be quite expensive. The lifetime care and treatment costs for a thirty year old spinal cord victim, for example could be as high as 3 million dollars. This does not even include compensation for the injured person for lost wages, or pain and suffering.
The main diagnostic tests used to discover and treat a spinal cord injury are M.R.I.’s and CT Scans. These sophisticated machines show the actual function of the cord and not just the bones around it. Many personal injury cases focus on the review of these M.R.I.’s and CT Scans and a lot of the arguments in front of the jury center around the interpretation of these tests. An experienced lawyer, well versed in seeing and explaining these types of tests to the jury, is critical.
The lawyer must also be aware that a “Life Care Plan”
may be necessary for a particular case. This is a document prepared with
the assistance of professional nurses, doctors and therapists that outlines
all the future care a person will need to include things such as medical
care or modifications to vehicles or homes to accommodate a wheelchair
for example. The cost of a future
Life Care Plan can run into the millions of dollars.
You must have the right lawyer
to insure the claim is presented to the insurance company or the jury
with the most favorable economic information to support your demand for
money damages due to
a life altering spinal cord injury.
If an accident or circumstance result in a traumatic brain injury, closed head injury or spinal cord injury, Robert Gluck will be there as your professional, and will know how to document damages to develop a strong case for compensation in your favor, and, if necessary, litigate your case to the fullest extent of the law.
You need a professional to navigate these waters on your behalf, and Robert E. Gluck can help. Click Here to find out more.
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