As any brain injury survivor understands too well, a Traumatic Brain Injury ("TBI") can transform a person's life in an instant. Unfortunately a Traumatic Brain Injury causes an immediate and lasting impact on the victim, the victim's family members, friends and loved ones.
A study by the National Institutes of Health found that 85% of brain injury patients do not receive any treatment or counseling concerning the long term difficulties caused by brain injury.
Stated simply, a Traumatic Brain Injury is unlike any other injury in that the residual effects resulting from a TBI can transcend every aspect of a TBI victim's daily life.
* The Brain Injury - Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
Because the brain governs all human mental and physical activity, a Traumatic Brain Injury has the potential to damage, disable and/or debilitate any and all human activity involving brain function.
Physical and mental disabilities resulting from a TBI include the inability to: WALK, TALK, LISTEN, UNDERSTAND, SLEEP, READ, WRITE, and CONCENTRATE.
Such deficiencies are unfortunately only a few select examples of the physical and mental impairments a Traumatic Brain Injury victim may endure as a result of his or her brain injury. In fact, because the brain governs all human function, any physical or mental activity may be impaired by a TBI.
In order to properly rehabilitate you or your loved one's Traumatic Brain Injury, it is critical to locate highly-experienced medical doctors, specialists and a wide variety of rehabilitation therapists as soon as possible following a TBI.
Whether a Traumatic Brain Injury victim has been hospitalized or not, it is necessary to fully and accurately diagnose all physical and mental impairments suffered by the TBI victim and to provide the specialized rehabilitation services a TBI victim requires.
Although certain physical and mental impairments may be diagnosed immediately after the accident or impact causing the TBI, the full extent of physical and/or mental residual effects stemming from a TBI can take months or even years to appear and much longer to properly rehabilitate.
In the most unfortunate cases, a Traumatic Brain Injury victim will never reach his or her pre-injury condition. As a result, do not settle your TBI injury claim with an insurance company or other party prior to speaking with our Traumatic Brain Injury attorneys regarding your legal rights associated with this complex and very expensive injury.
To receive the necessary medical care required in a Traumatic Brain Injury, substantial medical expenses may likely be incurred for many years beyond the date of an accident. The comprehensive medical care required in a TBI case means substantial medical bills that will be incurred by the TBI victim or the victim's family and loved ones.
Because insurance companies all have significant experience with the costs related to a Traumatic Brain Injury, insurance companies will routinely attempt to settle TBI cases quickly and oftentimes before complete and accurate diagnosis is made by a victim's physician or medical team.
Therefore, it is very important to consult our Traumatic Brain Injury attorneys who not only understand TBIs, but also the significant medical expenses associated with a TBI victim's long term medical care and recovery.
* Traumatic Brain Injury - The Attorneys Role
In addition to the knowledge of how traumatic brain injury affects a victim's everyday life, brain injury lawyers must understand the nature and consequences a brain injury can present.
In order to properly represent a TBI victim, Traumatic Brain Injury attorneys must be patient, compassionate and very good listeners to the TBI victim and his or her family.
Unfortunately, too few brain injury lawyers maintain the knowledge, experience and medical resources necessary to provide victims of a TBI with effective legal representation and the necessary legal skills to ensure the victim maximum monetary recovery.
At Foster Law Offices, we not only understand the complexity a Traumatic Brain Injury presents, but more importantly will ensure that the financially responsible parties properly understand the injury in order for such parties to properly compensate a TBI victim.
The importance of early intervention by our Traumatic Brain Injury attorneys plays a vital role in laying the foundation for the eventual settlement of your TBI case, which will provide the substantial financial resources that a brain injured individual, family member or loved one will require over his or her lifetime.
The management of the brain injury case requires a multidisciplinary approach between our brain injury lawyers, you or your family member's treating physicians and specialists, social workers and case managers that will be crucial in determining the insurance company's willingness to remit the proper compensation which a Traumatic Brain Injury victim is entitled to under the law.
At Foster Law Offices, we are committed to helping you navigate through the difficult and trying times with which we have substantial first-hand experience and familiarity.
To discuss you or your loved one's Traumatic Brain Injury or other brain injury case, please contact Foster Law Offices to schedule a free consultation. We encourage you to discuss your case with one of our brain injury lawyers.
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