As a law office in Columbia, MO, we get asked all kinds of questions about situations. But, brain injury situations can be deceiving. The brain is very complicated part of the body. People with brain injuries can appear perfectly healthy in some situations, while being severely disabled in others. Here are a few of the common kinds of questions we receive when people are talking about car accidents and falls.
Can my lawyer handle my brain injury case?
Lawsuits initiated to address brain injury situations present a special kind of complication. The brain and the functions of the brain require their own set of tests and therapies to help when it is injured. This kind of medical attention is very different from the care and treatment provided for broken bones or cuts and scars to different parts of the body. Somebody dealing with a legal case that includes a brain injury needs to get legal representation that understands what kinds of evidence and test results are needed to create a winnable case in court. Specialists and brain injury experts can help to evaluate injuries and identify lower brain functioning, even when an MRI or CT Scan shows no visible damage.
How can I get the insurance company to believe my spouse is injured?
Many times, a brain injury leaves no broken bones, nor cuts. The brain is a very delicate part of the body and if it is thrown, or jolted or struck, even for a moment, it can suffer damage. People that receive a brain injury often don't lose consciousness during the incident. They can even be walking around and speaking with others. A fall from a bike, or off a porch after a typical Columbia, MO snowfall can create enough damage to create a traumatic brain injury.
My boyfriend keeps saying he's fine, so how do I convince others that he is different since the accident?
People with brain damage can have their personality changed. They may only be able to self-identify a few changes in their ability to cope with situations, or to think things through. Meanwhile, their friends and family are reporting many more cognitive and behavioral changes in the person. Lawyers that help to handle brain injury cases know to interview the people around the injured person to get a better picture of the possible damage.
In short, if you think a loved one may have been injured it's a good idea to get expert medical people involved. If the situation moves into the legal field, make sure your representation has experience with brain injury cases.
Whatever your legal challenge, we will listen to your concerns and answer your questions about likely outcomes and consequences.
Contact Holder Susan Slusher, LLC today for a free consultation or case review. Mike Holder manages our personal injury area of the practice. While we are based in Columbia, MO, across the street from the Boone County Court House, we help clients in several parts of Missouri.
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