Traumatic Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury or TBI occurs when there has been an accident that has caused violent head movement or physical trauma to the skull. The Meshbesher Law Firm has represented hundreds of brain injury victims.
We have had clients who were injured when they fell off a building and landed on their head. We have had clients injured in motorcycle accidents where they bounced down the highway on their head. We have had clients injured when they were accidentally shot in the head. No matter how the brain injury happens, the results can be devastating.
Guidance During Every Stage Of The Recovery
Our brain injury clients are frequently comatose when their families call us. After a TBI, standard practice at trauma hospitals is to place the victims a chemically induced coma to allow brain swelling to dissipate. Sometime doctors place a drain in the skull to allow the release of pressure. Some of our clients who were initially thought certain to be paralyzed regained the use of their limbs once their brain swelling went down.
There is a long recovery period for brain injuries where the victim frequently must relearn how to walk, feed and take care of themselves. Although we hope all our clients have a speedy and complete recovery, in some tragic cases, head injuries can cause permanent brain damage.
Recognizing TBI Symptoms
Head injuries are very serious, which is why it is a must to know the symptoms and get medical treatment as soon as possible. Symptoms can include:
- Memory loss
- Changes in personality
- Anger, irritability and frustration
- Mood swings
- Inability to concentrate
- Difficulty finding words
- Inability to solve problems
- Mental fatigue
- Mobility issues
Securing Compensation For All Your Needs
A TBI can result in lost earning capacity and radically reduced quality of life. This change in lifestyle also greatly affects the family of the injury victim who now must care for the injured loved one either by themselves or by hiring professional attendants.
We can help you seek compensation for:
- Loss of wages and/or future wage loss
- Pain and suffering
- Current and future medical expenses
- In-home care
- Prismatic glasses
- Education expenses
- Therapy animals
- Customized transportation
- Vocational retraining
- Child care
Navigate These Challenges With Our Help
Laws are in place to protect the victims of traumatic brain damage. You or your family may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits if the accident occurred while you were working. In the event of a car, motorcycle, snowmobile or ATV accident, you may have a claim against the person or company that caused the accident.
While we cannot change what happened or ease the physical and emotional pain of the injury victim, we can help relieve the financial burden the accident caused. If you or a loved one suffered a TBI in an accident, the Meshbesher Law Firm wants to help. Schedule a free consultation with a lawyer by calling our office in Minneapolis at 612-349-5215. You can also reach us by email. We represent TBI victims and their loved ones throughout Minnesota.