Many Americans give little thought to the possibility of a brain injury. However, such injuries happen more often than you may think and, if faced with their severity, you want a brain injury lawyer who is qualified to handle this unique type of injury case. To that end, following are some statistics to remember when considering a brain injury lawyer to handle your case.
In the grimmest statistic of all, more than 50,000 Americans die from traumatic brain injuries each year. More than a million are treated for brain injuries each year in emergency rooms across the country, and 90,000 experience long-term health problems as a result of brain injuries.
Brain Injuries and Automobile Accidents
Traffic accidents, not surprisingly, are one of the main causes of brain injuries in the United States. It doesn\'t matter if you\'re in a car, a truck, an SUV or an 18-wheeler. Even non-severe traffic accidents can cause brain injuries. Particularly in slow-moving accidents, many who suffer brain injuries may not even realize they\'ve done so. This makes them even more dangerous. In these cases, a brain injury lawyer can protect your rights.
One reason you need a skilled brain injury lawyer if you\'re involved in an auto accident is the possibility of long-term effects you may not recognize at the time. Some of these long-term health effects include headaches, sleep deprivation, personality changes and memory loss. These are symptoms that can last for years, or materialize sometime after the accident. A seasoned brain injury lawyer will protect your rights so you get the care you need - today and in the future.
Things Your Brain Injury Lawyer Should Know
A skilled brain injury lawyer should know certain things. Recognizing those who don\'t will help you weed them out. An experienced brain injury lawyer will know the difference between the types of brain injuries (eg, mild and traumatic); will know the possible long-term ramifications of your type of brain injury; and will know how to how to battle defense assertions that your injury is not severe. You want a brain injury lawyer who is well versed in handling defense arguments, who comprehends complicated medical jargon; and who can research multi-faceted cases that include experts from many professions.
Contact a Texas brain injury attorney at Jim S. Adler & Associates for a free case review. The firm works on a contingency basis, so you pay no retainer fees but only a percent of the recovery should your case prevail.
Greene Broillet & Wheeler, LLP located at California fights for defending the rights of clients in cases concerning brain injury.Read more...