Any injury is scary and life-altering, but brain injuries can be severe and lasting. A brain injury is caused by direct force to the head, which can break the skull and directly injure the brain. This can happen in a variety of ways: car accident, a fall, gun incident, sports injury or physical violence.
Brain injuries may not appear obvious to others, but they can cause lasting and detrimental effects to the victim. This can greatly hamper one’s professional and physical goals, not to mention taking an emotional and mental toll as well.. especially on the rest of the family.
Our lawyers at Meinhart, Smith & Manning can help you get a settlement that will allow you to take care of your family and meet your needs as you continue healing and getting the medical assistance you require during this time in your life.
Mild Brain Injury Symptoms
- Sensitivity to noise or light
- Sleep disturbance
- Decreased attention span or concentration
- Slower thinking processes
- Memory issues
- Problems balancing
- Depression and anxiety
- Mood swings
- Loss of consciousness lasting a few minutes to a few hours
- Confusion lasting days to weeks
- Impairment physically, cognitively or behaviorally lasting months (or permanently)
If your injury began in this manner, it is likely you will make a good recovery with treatment and be able to compensate for any leftover difficulties. Despite a good recovery plan, Meinhart, Smith & Manning can help you on your way to recovery by helping you with the legal side. You are in good hands and can rest in the knowledge that your interests are being watched and handled appropriately.
Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
- Coma – unconsciousness that cannot be awakened; may respond minimally to stimuli but does not initiate activity.
- Vegetative state – they are aroused, but cannot interact with the environment; can respond to pain and open eyes in response to stimuli.
- Persistent vegetative state – the vegetative state has lasted more than a month.
- Minimally Responsive State – no longer in a coma or vegetative state, but cannot follow simple commands, have primitive reflexes. They are aware of environmental stimulation, however.
- Akinetic mutism – does not move or speak.
- Brain Death – no brain activity.
If a loved one has suffered any of the above symptoms, you may wish to pursue compensation through the courts.
During these times of upheaval in your family, there is bound to be uncertainty. You may be asking questions like:
- Which doctor is best?
- How do I work with my insurance company?
- How can I be sure I am getting what I deserve and not less?
- What papers do I need to sign?
- Where do I need to go to get all this taken care of?
Meinhart, Smith & Manning can help you with all of these things and take some of the burden off your shoulders as you navigate this difficult road with your loved ones. As a reputable personal injury law firm, we handle all kinds of cases from workman’s comp to medical malpractice.
We Can Help
Call today to speak with us at Meinhart, Smith & Manning and find out your options for legal compensation. Our goal is to give you the best service available and lend a legal helping hand and support as your family navigates through the murky road of traumatic brain injury.
Our lawyers handle a wide range of personal injury and medical malpractice matters, which include brain injury litigation. Our lawyers are experienced in handling a variety of such cases, where brain injury can be caused in either traumatic or non-traumatic fashion.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Cerebral Palsy and Hypoxia
- Vehicular accidents
- Bike Accidents
- Construction Site Accidents
- Slip and Falls
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury as a result of one of these causes or another, call Meinhart, Smith & Manning today at (877) 776-1219 or contact us online for a free consultation.