The physical damage to brain tissue or structure that occurs before, during, or after birth that is verified by EEG, MRI, CAT, or a similar examination, rather than by observation of performance. When caused by an accident, the damage may be called Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
In the United States traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death for persons under age 45. TBI occurs every 15 seconds. Approximately 5 million Americans currently suffer some form of TBI disability. The leading causes of TBI are motor vehicle accidents, falls, and sports injuries. These severe injuries may require long term payments to cover the cost of treatment and to make up for lost income. The science behind brain injuries is constantly changing and highly technical. The cases often require the testimony of medical experts and psychological testing. Legal compensation often provides an effective way to ensure access to the best possible medical care and treatment.
If you or someone you love have a severe injury from a car accident, you may be able to qualify for insurance compensation. Certain factors may depend on how the accident occurred and the laws in your state. An experienced attorney familiar with laws concerning brain injury may be able to get you a fair settlement without you ever having to go to court.