When our clients’ injuries involve trauma to the head, there are almost always long-term consequences to consider. Brain injuries can dramatically affect your quality of life and can even leave you unable to work and earn a living.
The personal injury lawyers at GoldenbergLaw have seen these consequences and the way they alter the lives of innocent victims. Brain injuries make for complicated cases and call for skilled, experienced attorneys.
Our firm specializes in catastrophic and permanent injury cases. Our lawyers have helped clients across the state of Minnesota who have suffered extreme physical and cognitive impairments due to a significant head injury. We know that long-term injuries require more than short-term solutions. We evaluate every future limitation that you may have due to your injuries and make sure your settlement or award reflects these factors.
If you’re a Minnesota resident and want to speak to a personal injury lawyer about your brain injury, please call GoldenbergLaw today at 612-436-5026 for a free consultation.
Causes of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries are caused by trauma to the head or neck area. The exact form of this trauma varies by the individual and the circumstances surrounding the instigating accident, but the fundamental reality is that your head and skull are vulnerable when not fully protected.
Our personal injury lawyers have helped clients who suffered brain injuries as a result of:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Construction/machine accidents
- Structural collapses
- Medical malpractice
Whatever the circumstances surrounding your injury, you should not hesitate to speak to our attorneys at a free consultation.
Brain Injury Symptoms
Like most conditions, the causes and severity of brain injuries can vary. Emergency personnel typically determine the severity of a brain injury using an assessment called the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS). The terms Mild Brain Injury, Moderate Brain Injury, and Severe Brain Injury describe the level of initial injury in relation to the neurological damage in the brain.
Symptoms of a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury include:
- Sleep disturbance
- Sensitivity to noise or light
- Balance problems
- Decreased concentration and attention span
- Decreased speed of thinking
- Memory problems
- Depression and anxiety
A Moderate Brain Injury is characterized by a loss of consciousness that lasts from a few minutes to a few hours, when confusion lasts from days to weeks, or when physical, cognitive, and/or behavioral impairments last for months or are permanent.
A Severe Brain Injury is characterized by a prolonged unconscious state or coma lasts days, weeks, or months. This can mean one is in a coma, vegetative state, persistent vegetative state, minimally responsive state, akinetic mutism, or Locked-in Syndrome.
The Costs of a Brain Injury
A person suffering from a brain injury may require ongoing treatment for the rest of his or her life. On top of the costs associated with a brain injury, most people who suffer them are dealing with a limited earning capacity due to their injury.
Fortunately, GoldenbergLaw’s Minnesota personal injury lawyers can help you pursue justice and compensation so that these costs are less burdensome.
These costs can include:
- Extensive surgical procedures
- Medications, including painkillers
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Psychological therapy to handle the trauma of the accident
- Training in another career (if client is no longer to work at their job due to limitations)
While no verdict or settlement can erase the pain and suffering you experienced, our skilled attorneys can help you focus on the difficult task of recovery.
If you live anywhere in Minnesota and want an experienced personal injury attorney, please contact GoldenbergLaw today for a free consultation.
Brain Injury Association of America http://www.biausa.org/mild-brain-injury.htm