Oregon Brain Injury Lawyer
In today's post we are answering the most common questions we get about brain injuries in Oregon. This is our Oregon Brain Injury Lawyer FAQ. We also have more information about brain injury law here.
Note: Johnson Law, P.C. is a law firm. Please talk to a healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment options. We are not able to advise specific treatment options or provide medical advice. We aim to inform people about their legal rights regarding brain injury claims.
Traumatic brain injuries change lives. One of the most devastating injuries a person can suffer is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A TBI occurs when a person suffers trauma to the head. The trauma is severe enough to do actual damage to the brain itself.
For example, someone is in a car accident and hits their head on the dashboard. Externally the face may appear uninjured or just bruised. Internally, the hit causes the brain to bounce around against the skull. This causes a traumatic brain injury.
TBI Life-Long Effects
These injuries can have a life-long effect on the injured person. An Oregon personal injury lawyer can be helpful. An attorney will carefully examine your case. This involves looking at all financial claims you may have and evaluating the damages. Every case is unique and we want to hear your story.
Don't leave money on the table. We will look into both economic and non-economic damages. This way, you can be sure any settlement or verdict covers your injuries for the rest of your life.
Talking to a lawyer is free and easy. Learn your options. Get the help you need. Maximize your recovery.
Read on to learn more or call us now (971-205-3266) for a free consultation.
What Are The Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain injuries are deceiving. Unlike broken bones or other dramatic injuries, the effects are not visible to the naked eye. Even the injured person may think they have escaped serious injury. Sometimes it takes days or weeks to realize that things are not right.
When a person suffers a TBI, they may suffer from:
- Seizures (especially in the week or so after the injury)
- Memory problems
What is the average settlement for a TBI?
How much is a brain injury case worth? A brain injury case is worth thousands to millions of dollars. The average settlement depends largely on answering three questions: First, how severe are the injuries? Second, what insurance is involved? Third, who is liable and to what extent?
A traumatic brain injury lawyer helps a judge, jury, or insurance adjuster understand the complexity of brain injuries. This is partially done by carefully explaining to the jury, insurance adjuster, or judge how these catastrophic injuries have impacted a person. Even if the injuries aren’t apparent to the naked eye, there are ways to show the damage caused.
How do you prove brain damage?
You can prove brain damage by using medical imaging. A CT scan or MRI can show bleeding in the brain (hemorrhage), blood clotting (hematoma), bruised tissue, and brain swelling. Imaging often needs to be done soon after an injury to prove there has been brain damage. However, most people don't get the needed imaging done right after an accident.
Brain injuries are also diagnosed using the Glasgow Coma Scale. This is how a doctor assesses the initial severity of a brain injury. They check a person's ability to follow directions and move their eyes and limbs. Also, they pay attention to how coherent a patient's speech is.
Proving the severity of a brain injury is difficult. That is why hiring a brain injury lawyer may be the right call. Call us if you're worried about proving your brain injury.
Is traumatic brain injury permanent?
Damage to the cells of the brain from a traumatic brain injury is permanent. Damaged brain cells cannot regenerate or repair themselves.
However, a traumatic brain injury itself is not necessarily permanent. The brain can kind of rewire itself to regain some lost function. Healthy brain cells can do some of the work of the damaged ones. Functional recovery is possible in many cases.
Unfortunately, traumatic brain injury can also get worse. During the recovery process, some people will present signs of decline. Insurance companies sometimes expect this. They then offer to quickly settle the matter. This prevents innocent people from receiving fair compensation.
Helping You Recover - Oregon Brain Injury Lawyer
At Johnson Law, we have helped many clients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries get the compensation they deserve. We aggressively fight for our clients. We work to make sure that these injuries are treated seriously. You should be fully compensated for the damages you have suffered.
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of another, contact us. You can talk to a traumatic brain injury lawyer at Johnson Law today for a free consultation.