Phoenix Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
Things You Need to Know About TBIs
Brain injuries, also commonly referred to as traumatic brain injuries (TBI), change everything, not just for you, but for the people you love and the family you have to support. If you've been injured and sustained a brain injury, you're going to need a lot of medical and legal help, and you're going to have more questions than you know what to do with. Starting with your most basic questions can start you off on the right foot to getting better once and for all. If you are looking around the internet because your loved one sustained a brain injury then you know all too well how much a brain injury can impact not just an individual, but his or her whole family.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury and How Do These Injuries Happen?
A traumatic brain injury, referred to in many descriptions as TBI, is a severe trauma to the brain. These injuries can happen in almost any kind of accident. All it takes is a significant enough blow to the head. The most common accidents that lead to head injuries are car crashes, especially those involving motorcycles and bicycles, and accidents where the victim is thrown from the vehicle or has their head smashed against the vehicle.
There are different types of traumatic brain injuries, too, and it is important to understand the difference. When you strike your head hard, but only once, this is typically known as a closed head injury. If your skull opens during the accident, this is known as an open head injury. These are very serious in their own way, as often these accidents involve some sort of object cracking through your skull and penetrating into your brain. This is common in gun shot wounds, and in instances where an object flying through the air during the accident hit you in the head. Additionally, you may experience a head trauma like whiplash, where your head, and your brain, is tossed back and forth at high speeds.
How Do You Recover From a Traumatic Brain Injury?
If you sustain a traumatic brain injury, there is a significant possibility that you may never fully recover. Damages to the brain tissue, and to the most critical parts of the brain, are easy to sustain, but difficult to treat. For some individuals, permanent brain damage means never being able to walk again, or perhaps not being able to speak, or do the things that you once enjoyed.
With the right medical care, and in the right situations, you may be able to make a partial or full recovery. This will require many months of medical care and physical therapy, mental health therapy, patience, and prescription drugs. For many brain injury patients months or years will be spent in the hospital, using machines and nurses to keep them alive. Home caregivers are often a necessary part of the recovery process once you have gone home.
Who Pays for the Recovery from a Traumatic Brain Injury?
One of the biggest questions you're going to want an answer to after you or a loved one have sustained a serious brain injury is, "Who is going to pay for all of this?" If your injuries were caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another person, you have the to right to seek recompense. But when you're injured and working on your recovery, you can't build a case alone. It's also difficult to prove to a judge, a jury, or an insurance company why you need medical care and need help with your expenses, especially if your injury was a closed head injury. No one can see your injuries like they can the loss of an arm. There are many doctors though who are specialized in this field and can conduct specific tests to show that a serious brain injury has been sustained. Still, insurance companies, constantly try to fight brain injury cases because many times a brain injury is not as objective as when an individual needs surgery. Of course, there are a lot of brain injury cases that are obvious to any individual as well.
This is where an experienced personal injury attorney comes into the equation. You can rely on a Phoenix injury attorney, like the ones at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. to help the people who will make decisions about your compensation, and your future, see your injuries for what they are. A free consultation with the Husband and Wife Law Team is the beginning of your case, and you can rely on us to be there every step of the way to answer your questions, help you understand your rights, and get you through the toughest parts of your lawsuit. Call us today (602) 267-1280 and don't allow your brain injury to become your life. If you are looking for a family member, we are here to help you as well. Many times the family suffers just as much as the individual itself so we get it. We understand what you are going through and are here for you.