When An Accident Results In Traumatic Brain Injury
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Interagency Head Injury Task Force Report, more than 2,000,000 people sustain a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) annually in the United States alone. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is often referred to as the “silent epidemic.”
But getting fair compensation after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can seem like an uphill battle for several reasons:
- Many brain injuries are closed-head injuries with little or no outward disfigurement (after healing of the initial blow) apparent to juries or claims adjusters.
- Insurance companies often try to push back on claims and lawsuits over brain injuries, saying that patients’ ongoing issues are likely psychological.
- Symptoms of a brain injury, such as difficulty concentrating, may mimic other maladies, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or depression. These disorders may also affect the sufferer as a direct result of the underlying injury to the brain. Biases and the challenge involved in getting an accurate diagnosis can get in the way of a case for compensation.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Cases are Different than Other Personal Injury Cases
For these reasons, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) cases require special attention, skill and experience from a personal injury attorney. Each Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) case is different, and the attorney handling any Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) must take the time with the client to learn about every detail and nuance of their injuries and symptoms. Other Cincinnati personal injury attorneys fail to devote the necessary time, either because they don’t have the knowledge of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or because they have too many cases and not enough time to devote to a high resource Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) case.
We are a small, boutique firm on purpose. We don’t take every case that comes through our doors and are selective about who we represent. And so compared to other Cincinnati personal injury attorneys and Ohio personal injury attorneys, we have a smaller number of cases. This is for the benefit of the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) client since it allows us more time and resources to devote to each case.
We take pride in getting to know our clients personally. Not just because that’s the right way to practice law and live, but also because it’s the only way to truly tell a client’s story and recover the full value for his or her losses.
We prepare each Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) case as if it will go to trial and reach a verdict. This means that the preparation of each case is to ensure that we are able to prove the case to the jury, not rely on a quick settlement that is too low. Our commitment to our clients is to do everything possible to achieve the highest possible result.
The most important factor in getting the best result in any case, but especially in a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) case, is the amount of time and brain power the lawyer is willing to devote to that case. The personal injury lawyer who runs TV ads or buys billboards is inundated with calls, many from those who are not seriously injured. That leads to a very high case volume. Cincinnati and Ohio personal injury lawyers that spend their time on routine high volume cases simply do not have the time to represent the severely injured the way they need to be represented.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is Often Undiagnosed
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) often occurs as a result of an accident, whether it be due to a motor vehicle accident or from falling types of accidents. Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), however, often goes undetected, sometimes for years. Our firm routinely sees accident cases where Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) are undetected due to a lack of medical investigation. Studies show that emergency rooms fail to diagnose of half of all mild traumatic brain injuries caused by an accident.
We have handled cases where a client came to us from previous Cincinnati personal attorney attorneys who failed to recognize and make claims for a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), because it requires knowing what to look for and a deep understanding of the science of brain injury. We believe that this failure to recognize Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) occurs quite often in both the legal and medical community.
In having represented numerous clients suffering from a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), our firm has seen cases where the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is often undiagnosed by the treaters in the emergency room on the date of the accident as well as primary care physicians who see the patient in the days or weeks following the accident. We believe that the failure to diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is widespread for a multitude of reasons. That is why it is important to be represented by an attorney who understands the causes and symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as well as having experience in handling cases with clients who have suffered Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as a result of an accident.
Our firm has a deep understanding of how Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be caused in connection with injuries to the spine. In our experience, we have often seen that Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is related with an injury to the spine. Due to our firm’s expertise in prosecuting personal injury cases involving Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and spinal injuries to the neck and back, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Requires Collaboration with Medical Experts
Our firm works with a myriad of medical experts to prosecute Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) as well as spinal injuries to the neck and back so that we can prove the injury at the time of trial. We are unique in that we work closely with neurologists, neuroradiologists, neuropsychiatrists, neuropsychologists and neurosurgeons in an effort to maximize our ability to prove Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and spinal injuries to the neck and back. These connections to the neurology medical community are invaluable to achieve full value at a verdict or settlement. Other Cincinnati personal injury attorneys don’t have the time or expertise to work with the medical providers.
We realize that often, due to insurance and worker compensation bureaucracies and denials, the patient does not get the proper treatment or tests in order to diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) or spinal injuries to the neck and back. We use the justice system to get our clients the future care they need and deserve.
We Will Work Hard To Get You The Resources You Need
At Wolterman Law Office, you will find dedicated, persistent personal injury attorneys who will listen and explain your legal options clearly. If our firm is a good fit for you after a car accident, a slip-and-fall accident, a workplace accident or a medical error has resulted in traumatic brain injury, we will conduct a thorough investigation.
The sooner you get our lawyers on your side, the more options there will be for us to help you. We will fight to secure access to the medical care you need from the start, as well as long-term therapy, lost wage replacement and more.
Reach Out Now For Help And Hope
Has your medical insurance claim been denied after a brain injury? Don’t give in to despair. We are ready to hear your story and explain how we can help. Let us evaluate your case with no obligation.