The Specialist work of the traumatic brain injury lawyer
All accident compensation lawyers have specialist skills and this is ever apparent with the traumatic brain injury lawyer. A traumatic brain injury lawyer inevitably works closely with experts from the medical profession. It is common for accident compensation solicitors to work with medical professionals; however for lawyers working on behalf of victims with traumatic brain injuries it is essential.
The brain is one of the most important organs in the body by proxy that it controls most of the body. The brain is part of the central nervous system and any damage to the brain can have catastrophic effects on the body. Brain injuries can and often do lead to permanent disability of victims who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.
The complex nature of the medical terminology means traumatic brain injury lawyers become almost like lay medical staff. They intrinsically have to understand exactly what the immediate and long term effects are likely to be from a victim of traumatic brain injury. Some victims make full recoveries from their injuries, however this does not mean that they have not suffered dramatic loss due to the injury they received. Others do not make a full recovery and have their cases reviewed over prolonged periods of time to fully understand how devastating the injury has been.
Traumatic brain injury is usually caused by extreme mechanical force some examples of this are listed below;
- Extreme deceleration
- Extreme acceleration
- Blast waves
- Penetration by a projectile
There are numerous ways that people suffer these injuries, some have car accidents, some have accidents at work, some are the victims of domestic violence. The circumstances in which a victim receives their injury all have relevance on the compensation claim.
Other factors that clearly have relevance are the severity of the injury and the lasting effect on the victim. Brain injuries can be classified into mild, moderate or severe and are usually measured using the Glasgow Coma Scale. The level of severity is judged by the accident victim’s level of consciousness at different phases after the accident has occurred. The level of severity ranges from 3-15 with 3 being the most severe and 15 moderate. Results of 8 and below would all be considered severe. A traumatic brain injury lawyer must understand all of these technical medical terms; then must be able to express the effect they have on the victims and the care they are likely to need for the rest of their lives.
Companies like Accident Advice Helpline are experts in helping victims or the families of victims, understand the options that are open to them. Accident Advice Helpline work with specialist traumatic brain injury lawyers who have gained experience in winning cases for accident victims. These specialist lawyers are able to balance what are sometimes very difficult circumstances for victims and the families of victims they work with as they guide them through the claim process. Call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no-obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 30th November 2012
Author: David Brown