Did you get a severe head injury and have questions about what to do when suffering a brain injury? Read this blog, then call our attorneys.
1) Brain Injury Claims
Brain injury cases are very different cases. If a family member has suffered a brain injury as a result of some careless act, you understand that devastation. They’re different because brain injuries require specialists to diagnose and special tests.
People can seem normal. They can look normal, maybe talk normally, but have serious brain injury that affects different parts of their life. Usually, the people that live with brain injury victims see the difference of before and after. They are very intricate. They are very complex. Only an attorney experienced in brain injuries who understands Texas Law can help you.
2) Insurance Investigation
Oftentimes in brain injury cases, clients are very nervous because if you’re in a lawsuit, the other side wants to take your deposition, ask questions of you, and find out your side of the case. If you’ve had a brain injury, that’s not always easy to handle. Texas law says more often than not you’re going to have to give a deposition. You’re going to have to tell your side of the case.
If your saying, I don’t remember; that’s blacked out; I can’t do that anymore,” then that’s your side of the case. In serious brain injury cases where a person’s cognitive function is so diminished that answering questions would only lead to harm, or lead them down a road where they can’t get out of, we can file motions. An experienced brain injury lawyer can ask the judge to limit those things. The only way you can protect yourself and your family is to have a lawyer that understands what a brain injury is and what it means to you.
3) Proving Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain injuries are very difficult to detect. There are all sorts of specialists. Some neurologists deal specifically with headache issues and post-concussion issues. Some deal with other types of brain injuries.
There’s neuropsychologists who can do a battery of tests to determine what parts of your brain are affected and not affected. How do you know if you have a brain injury case? How do you know what your brain injury is going to be like 5 years or 10 years from now? The only way to know is to have someone experienced on your side who has access to the experts who can inform you of what’s going on.
4) Misdiagnosed Brain Injury
Many times after a serious accident, whether it’s a trucking accident or a car accident, people go to the emergency room. Those doctors are trained to make sure that bleeding has stopped, and that broken bones have a cast on it. Many times, they even will do a CAT scan of your head if they think you’ve bounced around, hit your head, and got an injury. More often than not, brain injuries are not detected in the emergency room. Things are happening fast. They’re trying to get you patched up and on your own, so you can go see a medical professional.
If the emergency room records don’t point out that there’s a brain injury, that doesn’t mean one didn’t happen. It just means they didn’t pick up on it. Only a neurologist specializing in these kinds of injuries can read those CAT scans and MRIs can make those determinations. Don’t think you don’t have a case just because the emergency room said you’re okay.
Were you or a loved one injured have questions about what to do when suffering a brain injury? Contact a San Antonio brain injury lawyer at Rush & Gransee today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation. Let our experience work for you.
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