Traumatic events to the skull may often result in traumatic brain injuries (TBI). These injuries often affect victims’ ability to navigate through their lives in the way they once did. Victims who suffer from TBI symptoms need compassionate and aggressive legal representation from the very start. Keith Dozier Trial Attorney and associates are dedicated to Oregon Traumatic Brain Injury survivors and their families, having represented many TBI victims in Portland and across Oregon, helping them receive compensation for their mild to severe brain injury cases.
A study estimates that over 1.5 million Americans suffer from traumatic brain injuries every year, and there is no definitive healing time for brain injuries if the injury heals at all. Brain injury survivors need money to pay for medical expenses, long-term care, rehabilitation, lost wages, loss of future earnings, and pain and suffering.
Challenges of a Traumatic Brain Injury Liability Case
Brain injury litigation cases come with a unique set of challenges in court. This is often because the brain is an overwhelmingly complex organ. Unlike injuries that are readily visible to juries and witnesses, brain injuries are more difficult to understand and often harder to define.
Proving the Brain Injury
Many types of traumatic brain injuries are visible to witnesses and juries, especially in severe traumatic brain injury cases. Yet, the majority of traumatic brain injuries are invisible unless there are structural changes that appear in an MRI study or CAT scan, and many times, they do not. Therefore, often the most challenging part of any litigation surrounding a traumatic brain injury is proving that the injury exists.
Personal injury attorneys have an arsenal of tools at their disposal to present to juries that prove the existence of a brain injury. A good attorney will have a familiarity with the science and work closely with doctors, neurologists, physicians, and other medical professionals to build a compelling case for their clients.
Even if the injury undoubtedly exists, defenses will often argue that the injury is not their fault. The attorney for your brain injury case employs witness testimonies, police reports, video and photo evidence, contracts and agreements, and more to ensure the other party takes liability for the traumatic brain injury incident.
Proving the Severity of the Injury
Once lawyers prove that the injury exists and that the defense is liable, proving the severity of the injury is an added challenge. There are innumerable short and long-term symptoms of a brain injury, and no two cases are alike. A few common brain injury symptoms include:
- Sensory problems
- Mood changes or mood swings
- Insomnia or sleeping more than usual
- Depression or anxiety
- Memory or concentration issues
- Speech problems
- Coma and consciousness disorders
Your personal injury attorney is your best guide for compiling the evidence you need to prove the effect the injury has had on your life, whether the injury was a mild TBI or a life-altering one.
Two Decades of Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation and Case Studies
It is estimated that brain injuries can cost victims and their families millions of dollars over the course of a lifetime. Keith Dozier Trial Attorney and associates work with your best interests at heart to ensure that victims and their families have the financial resources they need to move forward toward their future.
One such case involved a woman who suffered severe brain trauma after she slipped and fell in a fast-food restaurant restroom due to a leak in the ceiling that had not been fixed. This devastating incident nearly cost her her life, and a part of her skull was removed. She required 25-hour assistance and care for the rest of her life. We ultimately helped her secure an undisclosed settlement amount for her medical bills and lost wages.
If you have questions or concerns or simply wish to speak with one of our dedicated Portland, Oregon traumatic brain injury lawyers, we offer a free initial case evaluation.
Personal Injury Attorney for Your Oregon Traumatic Brain Injury
If you feel that you are not receiving the compensation you deserve, you have a right to contact an attorney and seek compensation. We have proven results, including a unanimous jury verdict for $19 million. We have achieved numerous recoveries in excess of a million dollars for severely injured clients. Contact us today to request a free case evaluation.