Glass Law Group has considerable expertise representing individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries and closed head injuries. We know how to discredit the insurance doctors and company doctors who dispute the seriousness of these injuries. We are trial tested in these cases with million dollar results.
A traumatic brain injury or closed head injury results when there is either an actual blow to the head or a force that causes and acceleration-deceleration movement of the head. The brain strikes the inside of the skull causing either localized or generalized damage. It is not necessary for a person to lose consciousness to suffer a brain injury, despite this contention from most highly compensated insurance company doctors. Closed head injuries occur from a number of possible causes, including automobile accidents, falls, and heavy machinery accidents.
Traumatic brain injuries are diagnosed by all types of physicians, including neuropsychologists, neurologists and neurosurgeons. A person can suffer a significant brain injury even though and MRI or CAT scan show normal results. A diagnosis of a brain injury is often made by a neuropsychologist who administers a written battery of tests to the patient. The results of a properly administered and interpreted test are viewed as an authoritative diagnosis of the injury. Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries may not be apparent directly after an accident, and may take days, weeks or months for symptoms to be evident.
Symptoms commonly associated with a traumatic brain injury or closed head injury include the following:
These type of injuries have tremendous effect on an individual’s ability to lead his or her normal life. Changes in personality affect marriages, families, and friendships. Head injury patients are often unable to return to work and suffer a significant impairment of earnings and earning potential. Further, head injury patients often need expensive attendant care due to their condition. Because these injuries are often permanent, cases involving brain injuries have substantial settlement value.
Individuals who sustained brain injuries and their families should contact our attorneys immediately to determine their legal rights. Glass Law Group will start working on your case immediately and begin gathering the evidence to prove and win your case.