When the brain sustains a traumatic injury, day-to-day functioning, the ability to work, and even personality can change dramatically. If you suffered a brain trauma, you will likely feel intense frustration at your limitations.
If it was your loved one suffering the brain injury, you are now redefining expectations around the limitations imposed by the injury. It is a disruptive event that heightens frustration if it arose from the negligence of someone else. The feeling that life was disrupted by another’s carelessness is never easy to accept.
As a personal injury attorney with 30 years experience, attorney Bruce A. Blaylock has handled brain injury claims from the mildest to the most significant. He also brings an additional level of knowledge to this type of injury as he also worked as an Emergency Medical Technician.
Working in a hospital emergency room gave him a special insight into the pain and uncertainty of accident victims and their families. This experience created a background interest in medicine which he brings to every injury case. It also is helpful in communicating the nature and extent of your injuries when negotiating your traumatic brain injury claim with an insurance company, opposing counsel, or a judge. You can trust attorney Bruce A. Blaylock to understand your claim and present it effectively for settlement.
In one recent year, 2.5 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations or deaths were linked to a traumatic brain injury. Over 50,000 people died from them that same year.
Brain trauma occurs many different ways: work injuries, assault, car accidents, falls, sports, and any other activity causing a blow to the head. Symptoms vary by extent of the blow. Milder brain injuries include concussion which must be monitored closely until recovery concludes. Severe brain injuries cause seizures, lack of coordination, and cognitive symptoms.
The most serious brain injuries lead to coma or death. These injuries lead to short and long term consequences to economic, personal, and social circumstances.
Mild trauma may render you unable to work for a short term, compromising your earnings. If you or a loved one sustain more serious trauma, the ability to work may no longer exist with no option but to file a disability claim. Other expenses that may arise from brain injuries include retrofitting a house for wheelchairs or installing new medical equipment to ensure care or mobility.
When these injuries were the result of a negligent or intentional act of another, you can seek compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, necessary medical equipment, and pain and suffering.
Brain injuries are complex to litigate as current medical expenses, quality of life, and long-term care must all be considered. You will need to have convincing evidence to support the amount of compensation requested along with presenting the fact scenario that shows the fault of the other party.
If you or a loved one suffers from a brain injury, contact an attorney who has the right legal skills and background to effectively present your case. Contact attorney Bruce A. Blaylock at 301.951.1800 to arrange a free consultation to discuss your claim.
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