A brain injury lawyer is a personal injury attorney that helps victims with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) sustained through a negligent action seek and receive justice. This includes getting the right kind of treatment, without any devastating medical bills, and getting the cash settlement their clients deserve for pain, suffering, lost wages, and other damages.
Since 1972, the best Jacoby and Meyers brain injury lawyer has been assigned to clients helping them recover millions of dollars for their catastrophic injuries.
What are the Effects of Brain Injuries?
Traumatic brain injuries are one of the most devastating and challenging catastrophic injuries to live with. The effects of brain injuries can range from relatively minor physical and mental limitations, to long-term severe conditions. Brain injuries can lead to the following problems and conditions:
Motor deficits and disabilities – Spasticity (uncontrolled muscular movements), difficulty picking up objects, problems talking, walking or swallowing, loss of fine motor skills (tying a shoelace), vision problems, touch-based recognition problems, memory and thinking problems, problem maintaining social relationships, and participating in social functions.
Physical effects – Loss of energy (frequently fatigued), changes in appetite, sleeping disorders, hormonal changes, chronic pain, inability to control bowels and bladder, seizures, problems keeping body temperature regulated and paralysis.
Cognitive effects – Easily distracted (problems with concentration, attention and focus), memory issues, slow processing speed, state of confusion, impulsiveness, preservation (repetitive use of a word or action), abstract thinking, performing appropriate actions, problems in planning, determining right from wrong, cognitive flexibility, and problems processing language.
Speech effects – Speaking too fast or too slow, aphasia (problem expressing ideas, understanding common language, and reading & writing), expressive aphasia (meaning the person knows what they want to say, but can’t get the words out), reading comprehension problems, and slurred speech.
Vision effects – Blurred vision, partial or total vision loss, diplopia, distance perception problems, involuntary eye movements, intolerance of light (photophobia).
Perceptual and sensory effects – Problems perceiving temperature, difficulty recognizing pressure and touch sensations, challenges in perceiving position and movement of the arms and legs, difficulty in distinguishing between small everyday objects, like coins), problems in understanding information through the five senses (touch, taste, smell, hearing and sight).
Hearing effects – Tinnitus, decrease or loss of hearing, heightened sensitivity or intolerance to sounds.
Behavioral effects – Emotional fluctuations, irritability, dependent behavior, denial or lack of awareness, loss of motivation, aggression, lack of inhibition, and depression.
Causes that a Brain Injury Lawyer Investigates
In order to get compensation for traumatic head and brain trauma, a brain injury lawyer must establish causation and prove liability on the side of a negligent party. A brain injury lawyer at Jacoby and Meyers will investigate a wide variety of situations that lead to their client having a cerebral damage. The majority of brain injuries take place in traffic accidents (car and motorcycle crashes). In addition, these events can also cause brain injuries:
- Blows (being struck by an object)
- Sports injuries
- Trip and fall incidents in a premises liability situation
- Construction site accidents
- Recreational accidents (ATVs, scuba diving, horseback riding, etc)
- Motorcycle and car accidents (as mentioned)
- Bicycle accidents
- Scooter accidents
- Boating accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
Whether the city is liable for not repairing a pothole in a road that caused a motorcycle to lose its balance and collide into an oncoming vehicle, or a heavy piece of equipment is not secure on a boat and falls on a passenger’s head, a brain injury lawyer will collect all the necessary reports, evidence, witness statement, and much more to build a case that will entitle you, the plaintiff, to receive the maximum compensation you deserve.
How does a Brain Injury Lawyer Prove Liability?
Without the service of an experienced brain injury lawyer from Jacoby and Meyers, proving liability in a serious injury can be difficult, even if the cause seems clear. However, when it comes to determining liability, there are critical questions a brain injury lawyer needs to ask to determine what other factors could have contributed to or caused the accident. Being able to identify all of the organizations, individuals, and entities responsible for an accident is a critical element in filing a strong case, and winning a personal injury lawsuit for a brain injury. In addition, being able to bring in expert testimonies to demonstrate the severity and lasting effect of the brain injury is crucial, and commonplace for a brain injury lawyer with Jacoby and Meyers to perform when representing a client.
With a large team of experts that span multiple specialty areas in a brain injury case within our Jacoby and Meyers personal injury law firm, you and your case will get the full attention it deserves, while we ensure you are getting the right medical treatment with your wellbeing being our top priority. Call today for a free consultation.