How are brain injuries evaluated?
After a series of tests, brain specialists will categorize injury to the brain based on the victim’s physical and mental symptoms. The Glasgow Coma Scale is commonly used to describe the severity of the brain trauma by assigning number values to the variables “eyes,” “verbal,” and “motor” based on the patient’s behavior. Generally, initial brain damage may be described as “mild,” “moderate,” or “severe” according to observed deficits in brain function. However, the long-term effects of brain damage can be nearly impossible to evaluate based on a patient’s post-accident condition.
What types of compensation are brain injury victims entitled to collect?
First of all, families of brain injury victims will need funds to cover existing medical expenses. Secondly, our attorneys will work with accountants and medical specialists to estimate how much your loved one’s future medical expenses may be. In most brain injury cases, it is also reasonable to ask for vocational damages for lost income and loss of future earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, etc. If you have lost a loved one due to fatal brain injuries, your family may ask for various wrongful death damages.
How can the Luhrsen Law help my family after a brain injury?
During such a frightening and confusing time, our Bradenton and Sarasota brain injury lawyers and support team can handle all of the legal steps required to bring a claim against the person who is responsible for these injuries. As soon as we hear your story and determine if you have a claim, Luhrsen Law can lead an investigation to gather all the facts and determine what resources your family will need to recover. Then we will move full speed ahead to get you fair compensation as soon as possible so you can focus on recovery.
How does a brain injury cause physical impairment?
Nerve cells called neurons are responsible for carrying messages to and from all areas of the body. A brain injury resulting in damage to these neurons can seriously inhibit the body’s ability to function normally. Physical impairment as a result of brain injury can include loss of movement as well as organ failure, loss of bowel and bladder function, and failure of other integral body functions.
How does a brain injury cause cognitive impairment?
A traumatic brain injury affects each victim uniquely. It is often the cognitive effects that go unnoticed until they are exceptionally bad as these effects are very difficult to measure. Just as damage to neurons causes physical limitations, the inability of these nerve cells to relay messages successfully can affect a person’s entire thought process. Brain injury victims may experience problems with learning new information, short attention span, decision making, short or long-term memory, judgment, perception, self-awareness, humor, social skills, anger, coping skills, and anxiety, to name a few.
The Sarasota TBI lawyers at Luhrsen Law understand how brain injuries are caused and how tough recovery can be. If you live in or near Sarasota or Bradenton, Florida, please contact our team today for a free legal consultation. Attorney Jeff Luhrsen andAttorney Julie Luhrsen work on a contingency fee basis, so you owe us nothing until your case is resolved.