Another Look at the Legal Side of Traumatic Brain Injury

When it comes to practicing Personal Injury Law, lawyers are frequently met with orthopedic injuries–sometimes on a daily or weekly basis. These injuries are sustained in car accidents, work-related accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, and motorcycle accidents to name a few. Orthopedic injuries, while not straight forward, are usually able to be seen and presented visibly in trial, should the case end up in litigation. Proving an orthopedic-related injury, while not easier per se, does provide a level of evidence right off the bat.

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Pedestrian Hit and Run Accidents Can Be Catastrophic, Fatal: Part 1, TBI

When a pedestrian is hit by a car or truck, the injuries that can result are catastrophic. Unlike motor vehicle accidents in which another car is hit, providing even the smallest amount of protection around the driver, when a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle there is nothing to protect them from sustaining serious and often fatal injuries. The rate at which these accidents occur is rising, especially in busy cities like Miami.

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Why is Trying a Brain Injury Case Different? A Personal Injury Perspective on a Complex Claim

When it comes to the nuanced specialty of Personal Injury Law, most lawyers are prepared to try any and all of the orthopedic injuries that walk through the doors of their office. However, the same can be said for a brain injury case. Many lawyers, while experienced in the standard practice of Personal Injury Law, are not equipped to handle the complexities of a TBI-related claim. Why is that? In our brief one-minute-video we provided the Cliff’s Notes version of the answer to that question. Now, we’ll follow up with a more in-depth article that expands on what we already explained to our viewers.

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The Legal Side of TBI Part 2: How Does a Personal Injury Attorney Fight For the Client?

The CDC estimates that 1.5 million people every year suffer traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to accident, injury, birth defect, or other less common causes. The legal aspect of this proves difficult for attorneys. It takes an experienced attorney to take on a TBI case. As we previously established in “The Legal Side of TBI Part 1″ this is because TBI victims are said to have an “invisible” injury.

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