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BRAIN INJURies

WHEATON BRAIN INJURY LAWYERS

Assisting Victims of Traumatic Brain Injuries for 25+ Years

A brain injury is a life-altering event. Brain injury victims and their families often find their lives shattered, as brain injuries result in severe physical and behavioral impairments. The emotional and financial cost can be staggering, as well.

For a brain injury victim to be properly compensated, it is crucial that they or their family members obtain representation from an aggressive Wheaton brain injury lawyer. The nationally recognized attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. have been successfully representing traumatic brain injury victims in Montgomery County and throughout the state of Maryland for more than 25 years.

Give us a call at (240) 233-2801 or submit an online contact form today to get started with a no-cost, no-obligation consultation.

Head Injuries & Brain Injuries

Brain injuries often result from head injuries. However, not all head injuries cause brain injuries.

There are several types of brain injuries; these include but are not limited to:

  • Anoxic/Hypoxic Brain Injuries: An anoxic brain injury occurs when the blood or oxygen supply to the brain is disrupted. A related brain injury is a hypoxic brain injury, which occurs when the blood or oxygen supply to the brain is insufficient. Both of these injuries usually result from other conditions or injuries, such drowning, suffocation, electrocution, or excessive bleeding.
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries: Another common injury is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). The term “traumatic brain injury” is an all-encompassing term, as it includes everything from concussions to contusions to penetrating brain injuries. This type of injury is often the result of an impact to the head, which can result from a variety of incidents, including a car collision, severe fall, sports injury, industrial accident, or motorcycle accident.

Effects of Brain Injuries

A brain injury can result in several physical and cognitive effects which are often permanent.

Some of the signs and effects of brain injuries include:

  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness and difficulties with balance
  • Speech issues
  • Sleeping issues
  • Memory loss
  • Impaired decision making
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Coma

The effects of a brain injury depend on how severe the injury was. Nonetheless, injuries that cause severe behavioral or cognitive defects will generally have collateral consequences, such diminished earning potential due to the loss of employment. Additionally, the severity of the injury will also affect the treatments options and the outlook for recovery.

Treatments for Brain Injuries

As with any other injury, seeking and receiving treatment immediately after suffering a brain injury increases the chances of a full recovery. Mild injuries can often be treated with simple bed rest and over-the-counter medication. A more severe injury will require more intensive treatment, such as emergency care, surgery, and rehabilitation. Rehabilitation can include physical and occupational therapy, speech therapy, and neuropsychology. The cost of medical treatment and rehabilitation is expensive, which is why a victim should retain the services of a Wheaton brain injury lawyer.

How a Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help

Stated simply, a brain injury lawyer can help a victim seek compensation for their injuries and future medical treatment/costs. The process begins by investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the event that caused the injury. In order to obtain compensation, the person or entity that caused the injury must be identified. For example, in a car accident, one must determine who is the at-fault driver.

Following this, an attorney can work towards identifying and quantifying a victim’s economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages typically include past bills for medical treatment, the cost for future medical treatment and rehabilitation, and past and future lost wages. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are meant to compensate a victim for other, intangible losses, such as the pain and suffering caused by an injury.

Finally, an attorney can build a case to prove that a brain injury resulted from the other person’s negligence. For example, in a car accident case, proving another driver’s fault and proving that the car accident caused a brain injury are two separate issues. Proving these claims, along with a victim’s damages, requires the use of expert witness testimony. Accordingly, a complex case involving catastrophic injuries requires the services of a seasoned Wheaton brain injury lawyer.

Reach Out to Portner & Shure, P.A. Today

If you or a loved one suffered a serious brain injury, our attorneys are ready to help. We offer free initial consultations and contingency fees, meaning there are no attorneys’ fees owed unless/until we recover compensation on your behalf. To learn more, including how we can help you with your claim, get in touch with our legal team today.

Call (240) 233-2801 or contact us online.

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