Brain damage resulting from brain injuries is notorious for not showing up until months or even years after a serious accident. Lawyers who do not have an in-depth background and understanding of brain injuries may miss the warning signs or believe that the injury you sustained is not as serious as it may turn out to be. For example, in many serious brain injury cases, the victim never lost consciousness.
At Karns Law Group, we know the right questions to ask to figure out the true extent of your injury after a head injury. We are prepared to fight for your right to the full compensation you may need for a lifetime of disability, medical care and rehabilitative therapy. Attorneys from across the nation refer complex brain injury cases to our firm because of our considerable experience and success in this area. We educate other professionals as well as advocate for our clients who have suffered specific types of brain damage such as:
- Diffuse axonal injury
- Anoxic brain injury (caused by a reduction of oxygen flow to the brain)
- Hypoxic injury (caused by complete shutoff of oxygen flow to the brain)
- Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)
- Brain damage marked by the presence of hemosiderin in the blood
- Previously asymptomatic Chiari I malformation (a congenital condition) made worse after a head injury
Brain Injury Outcomes: From 'Mild' To Catastrophic Or Fatal
In so-called "mild" brain damage cases, we often hear our clients tell of troublesome social and lifestyle challenges. A key component of the discovery phase in a traumatic brain injury case involves listening to our clients, listening to their family members, listening to their caregivers and talking to others who can testify as to the impact of the injury on the accident victim's quality of life.
The Illusion Of Recovery After A Head Injury
At first, it may be difficult to get a clear picture of the accident victim's injuries through conversation and observation. After several weeks or months, other people, including family members, co-workers, neighbors and even health care professionals, may believe a closed head injury victim has recovered. The person may look, act and talk much the same way he or she did before a car accident or slip-and-fall accident.
However, over time, it becomes evident that the brain injury has done lasting harm. Brain injury victims often continue to complain of ongoing complications long after the accident is a thing of the past. Many are unable to concentrate well enough to hold down a job. Others encounter difficulty accomplishing everyday tasks such as shopping and have a hard time carrying on as before in their personal and family lives.
Catastrophic Brain Injury And Worst-Case Scenarios
In the worst cases, victims may lose bodily functions, emerging from recovery with ongoing problems such as slurred speech, seizures or incontinence. A severely injured brain injury victim may be rendered comatose, may be left in a "vegetative state" or may die shortly after a head injury. In addition to interviewing accident victims and/or family members, at Karns Law Group we consult with experts and conduct in-depth research as we work to build strong cases for our clients' full and fair compensation.
Looking For Hope? Contact A Brain Damage Lawyer In Rhode Island.
If you or someone you love has sustained a concussion injury or a more severe brain injury in a serious accident, we invite you to email our office or call 888-KARNS-LAW. Schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you understand your rights and options. We are prepared to help you pursue compensation from negligent parties who caused or contributed to your or your loved one's traumatic brain injury.