What is a Brain Injury?
It is estimated that 8-million Americans a year suffer a brain injury. Two million of these people will have permanent impairments that will change their lives.
If brain injuries are severe, there may be profound loss of movement, coordination, and the ability to feel or to think. These injuries can cause paralysis and mental retardation. The effects on the injured person and their family can be catastrophic. If the brain injury was caused by the wrongful act of another person or company, you may be entitled to compensation, and the expert brain injury lawyers at Heimberg Barr can help you understand your rights.
Misdiagnosing Brain Injury
It is not always obvious that there has been a traumatic injury to the brain particularly where the injury appears to be minor. In fact, it is not necessary to lose consciousness for there to be a significant brain injury. Many people claim to feel perfectly normal after experiencing a bump or injury to the head, refusing medical attention sometimes with serious consequences. This does not relieve those responsible from acting in the best interests of the injured party to obtain medical attention.
Symptoms of brain injury can appear days or weeks after the injury which can make connecting the incident to the injury difficult. Children are particularly susceptible to brain injury due to their center of gravity being high. The normal falls and bumps that children experience can result in brain injury which is often misdiagnosed in emergency rooms.
At Heimberg Barr we have a team of legal professionals focused on obtaining meaningful compensation for our clients who are dealing with the stress of brain injuries. A veteran brain injury lawyer will be at the helm of all local cases, compiling expert medical evidence and acting as a buffer against insurance company pressure at this difficult time.
Symptoms of Brain Injury
Some symptoms of brain injury are very subtle and are easily attributed to other causes particularly if there was no obvious head injury. Common symptoms of brain injury include:
- Dizziness, nausea, blurred vision
- Persistent headache
- Fatigue, listlessness, memory loss
- Mood swings or changes
- Diminished cognitive function or inability to concentrate
Additionally, children suffering from brain injury can exhibit these symptoms:
- Loss of skills like toilet training or forming sentences
- Loss of balance, trouble walking
- No interest in usual activities or favorite toys
- Changes in eating or sleeping patterns
- Decline in school performance or grades
If you or a loved one has experienced any of the following symptoms following an accident, we recommend you immediately be evaluated by your medical doctor. If you should decide to seek damages for your injuries, we can provide you with a top brain injury lawyer.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can be caused in many ways, including:
- motor vehicle accidents;
- diving, surfing, swimming accidents;
- medical malpractice;
- HMO and medical business misconduct;
- corporate negligence;
- birth injuries;
- defective medical devices;
- airplane accidents;
- falls and other accidents.
There are strict time limits you must meet to file a lawsuit. These time limits are complex and strictly enforced by the courts. It is in your best interest to speak to an accident attorney as soon as possible.
Though we understand that this is an excruciatingly difficult time for you, please be aware that it is critical that an investigation into the facts of the case be undertaken as soon as possible if you are considering filing a lawsuit. Acting quickly is also necessary to preserve evidence, to get information while memories are fresh, and to avoid losing your right to bring a lawsuit. We can you start this vital process by having you speak with among the best brain injury attorneys at Heimberg Barr.
Why Heimberg Barr
Dr. Steven Heimberg possesses a very rare and dangerous (for his opponents) background. He is a medical doctor as well as a lawyer. This allows him to recognize the full extent of medical issues resulting from brain injuries, uncover hidden facts, decipher complicated medical records, recruit top medical experts, and simplify and communicate the full impact of life altering injuries to juries so that they also understand and can award just damages.
Dr. Heimberg and the Heimberg Barr attorneys have decades of experience facing down insurance companies and their lawyers. They know the medical and legal issues inside and out and they know how to hold insurance companies accountable. They know what it takes to get insurance companies to do their job and pay claims that should be paid. That knowledge combines with a passionate commitment to justice and a rigorous work ethic to form the foundation on which Heimberg Barr is built.
Reasons To File A Case with a Brain Injury Attorney
You not only deserve to be compensated for your pain and suffering and the loss of enjoyment of life, but, most importantly, you deserve to be free from your new financial hardships. You may no longer be able to work to support yourself and your family, to pay for your mounting medical bills, or to afford the extra costs of hiring help to do what you can no longer do around the house. Payment for your or a family member’s injuries is often critical to your family’s future.
Yet in most cases you will face an army of lawyers, an entire department at an insurance company, and the resources of a mega-corporation fighting you in order to avoid providing you the money you desperately need. In other words, their whole focus is to avoid claims or to settle with you for the least amount of money possible.
You need the right accident lawyers to fight back for you.