Traumatic Brain Injury
A brain injury, or traumatic brain injury, is a sudden event where shock or trauma causes damage to the brain. The brain is composed of many parts including the cerebral hemispheres, cerebellum and brain stem. Each area of the brain processes a different aspect of who we are including speech, memory, mental abilities, motor skills, and many other important functions. When a portion or portions of the brain are injured, a person’s life can change drastically, for the victim and often their entire family.
Brain injuries are very complex in that they are not always readily recognized or visible – even on MRIs, CT scans or X-Rays. Symptoms may not appear until weeks after the injury. And healing from such an event can be a complex process requiring extensive rehabilitation, with no guarantees that a victim will ever recover 100%. Often times victims can no longer care for themselves, requiring lifelong care or assistance. This can be devastating to a family mentally, emotionally and financially.
Brain injuries are also referred to as traumatic brain injuries, TBIs, acquired brain injuries, intra-cranial injuries, closed head injuries and head injuries. These injuries are often a form of personal injury and can be the result of medical negligence, vehicle accidents, occupational accidents, physical assaults or falls.
Ven and the team of Johnson Law have handled numerous TBI cases, including a $22.6 million jury verdict, the largest personal injury verdict in Michigan for 2015, for an accident victim who suffered a traumatic brain injury. Read more here.
If you or someone you care about is the victim of a brain injury, it’s vital that you choose an experienced brain injury attorney in Michigan with who is ready to fight for you, your health, and your future. Contact Johnson Law today.