Traumatic Brain Injury
Las Vegas traumatic brain injury (TBI) attorney, Tim Titolo, represents people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in all types of accidents, including slips & falls, truck, car and motorcycle accidents, and off-road recreational vehicle accidents.
Brain injuries are devastating, life changing, and they generally are not obvious to the casual observer. In fact, traumatic brain injuries are called the “silent epidemic” and the “invisible injury.” Sometimes those with Traumatic Brain Injury are not aware that they have a brain injury. Yet they know something is wrong. This is due to misdiagnosis in the emergency room or elsewhere, the fact that the victim looks normal, and other factors.
Brain injury can occur in a split-second and leave a person with a lifetime of disability, rehabilitation and medical bills. Titolo Law Office can help. We work to obtain medical treatment and full payment for brain injury victims. We also help ensure victims of mild, moderate or severe brain injuries are not overlooked or shortchanged by a legal system that is just beginning to understand the long-term implications of such injuries.
Each year in the United States there are approximately 700,000 traumatic brain injuries that are caused primarily by car crashes and falls. Another daily tragedy in the United States is brain injury related to medical care. When a patient is misdiagnosed or has a threatening problem mistreated, a serious brain injury can result. Brain injuries can be generally categorized into mild, moderate, and severe.
Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Traumatic brain injury cases are a highly specialized field of personal injury. Most attorneys and physicians do not have a sincere grasp of how complex these cases are. Most physicians, including family doctors, neurosurgeons, neurologists, and others are not trained in medical school about the nuances of the signs, symptoms and consequences of mild and moderate brain injury. Everyone knows that a gunshot wound to the head is considered a severe or serious brain injury. However, the likelihood of recovery from that type of injury or from a mild or moderate brain injury is complicated.
In addition to those things a personal injury lawyer needs to know, a traumatic brain injury lawyer must possess advanced skills in the medical and legal fields particular to brain injury. Whenever you hire a lawyer to represent you or a loved one in a brain injury case be sure to ask the following questions:
- How many cases have you been involved with over the past three years?
- What percentage of your practice of law is devoted to handling cases and injuries similar to mine?
- What were the results in terms of settlements or verdicts of the last 5 cases you handled that were similar to mine?
- What associations do you participate in that deal with injuries like mine?
- List three textbooks that you own and refer to when discussing injuries similar to mine?
- Show me a text you have read regarding my injury within the last 6 months.
- Name the seminars dealing with my injury you have attended in the last two years.
- How many articles have you written over the past three years that deal with any aspect of injury similar to mine?
- Would your law firm be able and willing to spend in advance as much as $50,000 in the investigation, preparation, and presentation of my case, if necessary?
There is nothing wrong or inappropriate about checking your potential attorney’s background in terms of the work he has done and does as it relates to brain injury.
Many clients do not appreciate when they sustain a concussion after trauma when their other injuries are so prevalent. The pain of a broken bone or a laceration will occupy an injured person’s attention greatly. Sometimes days, weeks, or even months after the pain issues subside, or begin to subside, a client will notice that what she initially thought to be shock or emotional upset does not go away. Upon further examination or evaluation it is many times revealed that indeed the trauma produced enough force to cause a traumatic brain injury.
Most all brain injuries resolve within the first year of trauma. However, there are those which have been categorized as the “miserable minority” that result in permanent injury.
It is imperative that your personal injury lawyer has intimate knowledge of brain injury issues, forces, and other medical conditions that may contribute to the treatment and potential resolution of traumatic brain injury.