We Advocate Fiercely For Victims Of Head Injuries

When a serious automobile collision, workplace accident or chemical exposure incident results in a brain injury, it is particularly important for the victim to undergo the proper testing to determine the overall impact on the victim's quality of life.

Even Seemingly Minor TBIs Can Have Life-Long Consequences

A brain injury may be severe and leave a victim in a coma or comatose state. Or it may initially seem to be more minor ― and nonetheless leave the injured person disabled. In either case, the advocacy of a lawyer experienced in catastrophic injury cases can mean the difference between inadequate and ample compensation.

Call James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., in Charleston, West Virginia, at 304-347-5050 to schedule a consultation after a serious car accident, workplace accident or railroad injury.

This law firm has the financial sources, the knowledge and the human resources necessary to bring a compelling case for compensation by negligent parties or their insurers.

It is very common for the impact of a closed head injury to be underestimated by insurers, juries and casual observers. After the crisis of the original injury has subsided and the patient is in recovery, people tend to believe that things are back to normal with the victim.

Close friends, family members and co-workers often know differently when a brain injury accompanied by a concussion or skull fracture leaves a victim changed. Subtle but impactful consequences of brain damage after a head injury may include the following detriments:

  • Personality change
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Irritability
  • Inability to work as before
  • Persistent headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Difficulty multitasking
  • Nausea
  • Loss of short term memory

If you or someone you love is exhibiting symptoms such as these, it is imperative that a skilled legal professional is called.

Trauma Can Damage Both The Structure And Function Of The Brain

Typically, an accident can damage either the structure or the function of the brain. When the structure is damaged, it can be quickly assessed through a CAT scan, PET scan or MRI. Brain bleeds, a cracked cranium or torn tissue can be diagnosed through these tests. Damage to the function of the brain, however, can be more challenging to assess. The brain's function can be monitored through neurological tests and detailed conversations with a medical professional.

A 'Mild' Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI) Is A Misnomer

A significant percentage of brain injuries can be described as MTBI. Mild, however, can be something of a misnomer. An MTBI is mild when compared to a TBI, but it is still a traumatic brain injury that can result in life-altering symptoms. If, based on the severity of the accident, you were diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury, do not take it lightly. Contact a legal professional to learn more about your options for monetary compensation for your injuries.

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Schedule a consultation with an experienced attorney to discuss legal remedies in light of a serious accident resulting in brain injury. Contact the law offices of James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C., to discuss your head injury case in a free consultation with an experienced lawyer.