If your slip in the grocery store or motorcycle accident was due to the actions or negligence of another person, you may be able to legal action against the person responsible for you or your loved one’s traumatic brain injury.
However, not just any lawyer can help you get the compensation and care you need after sustaining such a terrible injury. In order for you to truly receive justice for your TBI, you will want a lawyer who is knowledgeable and experienced with the complexities of traumatic brain injury.
A Complex Injury
While you could argue that traumatic brain injury is no difference than any other personal injury case, there are some complexities that make this injury much more unique and challenging. The usual injuries such as broken bones, cuts, scrapes or loss limbs are far more straight forward when it comes to understanding how they will affect your life.
For example, if you broke your arm in a car accident, it is understood that this will result in months without you being able to use your arm. If you had a job that requires the use of that arm, it is known that it could cost you lost wages during your time in recovery. Additionally, it is understood that you will also require medical treatment in the form of a cast, x-rays, and possibly pain relievers.
All of this knowledge is used to ensure you receive enough financial compensation to cover these costs during your recovery.
However, traumatic brain injuries are far more complicated and ambiguous. This makes predicting and understanding the amount of the damage that has been done challenging. Experienced doctors themselves still don’t always understand the complexities of a traumatic brain injury. While some may recover well from their injury, some will have permanent damage and can even be a risk of getting worse over time and requiring additional care.
Get A Lawyer Who Understands
A TBI lawyer is by no means a medical professional and certainly will not be able to provide you with a diagnosis or medical advice. However, a lawyer with TBI experience will understand the medical and financial needs of a TBI victim even years after the initial accident. In fact, some TBI lawyers even have contacts with medical specialists to better understand the root of your problems and what options will be best for your recovery and long-term needs.
In short, a TBI lawyer will understand that your injury is ‘unreliable’ and complex because they have seen the struggles of TBI victims and have experience fighting for their sake in court. For some TBI victims, there will be days where you feel fine and others where your impairment makes completing daily tasks impossible. With a condition so complex, you will need a lawyer that will understand that a single ‘good’ day does not equal recovery and that your needs may increase over time. With an experienced TBI lawyer, you will have exactly that..