We often think of the brain as the part of our body that manages our thinking and memory, but as the central organ of the nervous system, it does so much more. Our brains control most of the functions of our body including the vital functions like blood pressure, breathing, and heart rate. For these reasons, brain injuries are truly scary, especially when you are not sure what the outcome of a brain injury will be. Brain injuries are also scary because associated medical costs can be sky high and sometimes medical care can be required for years or even a lifetime depending on the severity of the injury and its impact on the person.
Traumatic brain injuries, caused by a blow to the head are common injuries suffered due to car accidents, falls, and construction accidents. If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury due to someone else’s fault, contact a brain injury attorney with The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. Our brain injury experts understand the financial stress and emotional toll a brain injury can take on an injured person and his or her family and we want to help you and your family cope with the injury and secure the financial compensation that you deserve.
Brain injury symptoms
Brain injuries vary significantly in severity and permanency. Symptoms do not always show up right away and that means that treatment is often delayed as well. If you sustained a head injury in any type of an accident it is recommended that you see a doctor immediately for an evaluation. There are a number of symptoms that can occur with brain injuries and they can manifest in any number or combination, which is why no two brain injuries are exactly alike. See below for some common brain injury symptoms.
- Memory loss
- Loss of concentration
- Loss of bodily functions
- Difficulty speaking
- Sensitivities to light and/or sound
- Difficulty in understanding what others are trying to communicate
Brain injury liability
If your brain injury was caused by someone else’s fault, you are entitled to compensation. If you sustained a brain injury at work, you are likely covered under Worker’s compensation. When we see brain injuries sustained at work, we also look to see if there are any third parties who may be liable in a personal injury case. For example, if you are in a car accident while you are working, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation, but you are then limited to damages that are recoverable in workers’ compensation cases if you solely pursue a work comp claim. If a person who was not your employer caused the car accident, you may have a personal injury claim against them, which would offer you more recovery options.
If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury due to the fault of someone else, contact our Cherry Hill brain injury attorneys to schedule a consultation. We understand the physical and mental effects of a brain injury and we also understand the financial and emotional distress that brain injury victims and their families endure. We will help you sort through the complicated process of medical and financial recovery.