Brain Injury Can Lead To Needing Extra Care And Costly Expenses
A brain injury often carries with it a sequence of events like this:
- A catastrophic event, such as a motor vehicle accident, a fall or an explosion
- Emergency care followed by acute medical treatment
- A period of recovery, perhaps requiring bed rest for days, weeks or longer
- Therapy and rehabilitation
- Adaptation to changes such as loss of concentration, personality changes and mood swings
- A remaining lifetime of diminished potential, perhaps with employability no longer viable
Both medical and legal issues are critical in determining a final outcome. When a brain injury was the result of someone else’s negligence, it is usually necessary to bring a personal injury claim or lawsuit in order to maximize recovery of compensation.
Be Discriminating As You Seek An Experienced New Jersey Brain Injury Attorney
As you look for a personal injury attorney to represent you after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you should inquire as to his or her medical knowledge as well as legal acumen. Britcher Leone, LLC, has the background that many of our clients were looking for. Our law firm, Armand Leone Jr., a Board Certified Physician and attorney, and partner E. Drew Britcher, certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney, is a valuable resource.
We are fully aware of the challenges that many brain injury victims have in recovering compensation. A closed head injury may appear to outsiders to have recovered after a few weeks or months. A brain injury victim and his or her family know differently. The injured person often continues to struggle over time. Symptoms such as irritability or frequent headaches may linger for weeks, months or years. Insurance claims adjusters, judges and juries, however, may not view such symptoms with the same seriousness that they would a more visible injury or disfigurement such as outward scars or an amputation.