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Brain Injury Attorney

Brain Injury AttorneyCar accidents, trucking accidents, assaults, falls, construction accidents, firearms, boating accidents, and may other types of accidents can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI), which is sometimes called intracranial injury. TBI occurs when there is trauma to the outside of the head which injures one or more parts of the brain. Head injuries that result in TBI can forever change a person’s quality of life, their personality and their ability to earn a living and support themselves or their family. Head injuries resulting in TBI can be mild, moderate or severe in nature and can have symptoms ranging from memory problems or personality changes up to serious cognitive dysfunction. Although all three levels of brain injury result in significant disruption of a person’s life, many defendants or insurance companies refuse to acknowledge the head and brain injuries as being significant enough to warrant financial compensation. Insurance companies will retain “hired gun experts” to tell a jury that a person is not really hurt or, in some instances, that the person is “faking” the brain injury and the symptoms from that injury. Insurance companies and the lawyers they hire will often hire investigators to spy or videotape the injured victims, subpoena unrelated medical records, or locate friendly witnesses in an attempt to discredit a valid brain injury claim. They also go so far as to read social websites such as Facebook or MySpace where victims discuss their injuries in order to try to find evidence to present against them.

Unlike a broken bone, a brain injury is not something that a jury can see with their eyes on an x-ray. It is important to retain an attorney with experience in handling such claims and with significant litigation skills. Multiple expert witnesses will be required when presenting a TBI case to a jury. These experts may include a neurologist, a neuropsychologist, a neuropsychiatrist, a life care planner, a physical medicine doctor, a vocational rehabilitationist and an economist to fully explain to the jury the extent of the past, present and future damages suffered by the victims and their families. These injuries can have devastating financial effects upon a family due to the extensive past and future medical expenses that are necessary to treat these injuries as well as the loss of income that is associated with this type of injury. Please contact Rocky K. Copley for a free initial consultation today.

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