Getting the high-quality, experienced legal representation can make all the difference in your ability to receive proper compensation for injuries. If you or a loved one has had a brain injury, you could be entitled to compensation for healthcare costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you need an experienced brain injury attorney, Burnett & Williams has years of experience handling major medical injuries, including brain injuries.
Often called the “invisible injury,” a head injury can be difficult to diagnose and treat; a closed head injury can be even harder. Typically the result of a sudden violent blow or jolt to the head, when a brain injury has occurred or is suspected, it is critical to see a doctor or specialized neurologist as quickly as possible.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the leading cause of disability and death in children and adolescents in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Brain injuries change quickly, so immediate and ongoing rehabilitation and care is critical. Employing CAT scans, MRIs or x-rays, along with simple tests that measure movement, speech, and thought can make a big difference in patient outcome.
An injured party should always consult an attorney who will build a case and file a lawsuit against the responsible parties. Many cases are resolved through direct negotiation or through mediation, and frequently a settlement is reached between the attorney and those at fault.
Traumatic Brain Injury
(2019; U.S.; Center for Neurological Studies)