You may assume motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of injuries to the brain; however; falls are the leading cause of injuries to the brain according to the Centers for Disease Control. Motor vehicle crashes do account for a significant number of head injuries each year in addition to violence, sports injuries, workplace accidents, dog attacks, bicycles crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice. Almost any personal injury accident can result in injuries to the brain.
Regardless of what type of personal injury accident caused your brain injury, you need immediate medical attention to reduce the risk of serious, life-threatening complications. Even a mild brain injury can result in permanent disabilities. Therefore, your first priority after sustaining a brain injury is to seek medical attention. If the injuries to the brain are the result of another person’s reckless, negligent, or careless behavior, another top priority should be consulting with an experienced brain injury attorney.
Gordon R. Levinson of The Levinson Law Group used to represent the largest insurance companies in North America. Because brain injuries typically result in substantial medical expenses and other damages, insurance companies work diligently to find ways to avoid accepting liability for these costs. Mr. Levinson uses his experience and knowledge of the insurance industry to help brain injury victims receive a fair and just settlement by fighting large insurance companies. His experience and insider knowledge can help you and your family as you struggle to deal with the impact of a brain injury.
For your free consultation, call 1.866.643.HURT (4878) today. We accept cases on a contingent fee. That means that if there is no recovery in your case you pay no fee. And in most cases, we even advance the costs.
Common Effects of Injuries to the Brain
Our brain is the central “processing unit” of the body. It controls all five senses and controls all bodily functions. Injuries to the brain can result in a person losing his or her ability to talk, walk, see, or hear. Bodily functions could fail such as breathing. Depending on the severity of the brain injury, the accident victim could lose cognitive abilities. The potential to change a person’s life drastically is extremely high with injuries to the brain.
Injuries to the brain can result in hemorrhages, hematomas, bacterial meningitis, brain swelling, and axon injury. Accident victims may remain in the hospital for weeks after a brain injury. Others may be required to remain in a rehabilitation facility to receive intensive physical therapy to relearn how to walk, talk, or process thoughts and ideas. It is impossible to know how a brain injury will affect a victim’s life until the person is evaluated and treated by a medical professional.
Why Do Insurance Companies Fight Brain Injury Cases So Aggressively?
Due to the severe nature of injuries to the brain, accident victims may be entitled to substantial damages for their losses. These damages can result in verdicts or settlements in the millions of dollars if the injuries to the brain resulted in the need for extensive rehabilitation, physical therapy, long-term medical care, or long-term physical care. In some cases, the accident victim requires special medical equipment when dealing with a permanent disability such as paralysis or blindness.
Brain injury victims may be entitled to receive compensation for damages including but not limited to:
- Past, present, and future medical expenses including compensation for special medical equipment, long-term personal care, physical therapy, and rehabilitation.
- Past, present, and future lost wages including the loss of earning capacity if the victim is unable to perform the same work or similar work to earn the same income as he or she did prior to the injury.
- Property damage
- Physical pain
- Emotional suffering, mental anguish, and anxiety
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Permanent disability
- Scarring and/or disfigurement
The compensation you may be entitled to receive depends on the severity of the injuries to the brain and the losses you incur as a result of the accident.