Seeking Compensation for Brain Trauma

A brain injury is a life altering event. The victims and their families are changed forever by the loss of income, emotional support and care and costs of therapy caused by severely impaired brain function. Many of these cases also require in-home health care, often around-the-clock. The goal of recovery is to regain brain function at a level that allows the injured person to re-enter life as normally as possible. Our office understands the financial challenges and the time commitment required to recover from catastrophic brain trauma and injury. For many, the final stage of rehabilitation is to live with some sort of decreased ability for the remainder of their life.

Statistics show brain injuries may not always be readily apparent. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) vary in severity and frequency. Because there is no national database, it may be difficult to identify a TBI. Common causes include:

  • Blunt force blow to the head
  • Falls from high places
  • Car, truck and motorcycle accidents
  • Loss of oxygen during surgery or other medical procedure

Because brain injuries may take time to develop and appear, their full impact may not be immediately known. We are skilled at analyzing your case and seeking compensation for all your injuries. Many accidents result in visible breaks, sprains, scars and cuts; the less visible brain injury requires highly skilled medical care and diagnosis. We are experienced at helping you seek the medical care necessary to identify all your injuries and that will provide the treatment those injuries require.

If you have been in an accident and are experiencing symptoms of brain injury, call Hartel, DeSantis & Howie, LLP for a free initial appointment. Our personal injury attorneys have the experience to successfully represent you.

By Michael A. DeSantis | Published April 27, 2014