Traumatic Brain Injuries
A Brain Injury Will Affect All Areas Of Your Life
The effects of a brain injury are wide-reaching and long-lasting. Many who suffer cerebral damage are unable to perform simple tasks — walking around the block, picking up a pencil. Memory function diminishes. So too, does one’s ability to reason. It is not uncommon for one’s personality to undergo a dynamic change.
Our firm offers legal assistance to individuals who have endured traumatic brain injuries, as well as to their family members. We understand the costs involved — medical bills, therapy regimens, accommodations to one’s home and our lawyers know how to work with insurers to maximize compensation for our clients, ensuring that all their needs are met.
Why Are Brain Injuries Difficult To Prove?
It is one of the cruelties of our legal system that brain trauma is especially difficult to prove. Indeed, many personal injury claims stemming from brain injuries are dismissed outright. This is because the effects of a brain injury are not immediately apparent — it may be years before someone who has suffered a major concussion, for example, begins to show any symptoms of cognitive deterioration. In such circumstances, the statute of limitations passes before a claim can be filed.
Moreover, even as medical technology continues to advance, the means used to detect cerebral trauma — EEGs, FMRIs and other scan tests — are often unable to reliably do so. Simply put, there is very little foolproof evidence that can be used to establish a brain injury in court.
This is why the attorneys at Myers & Ball, LLP, have devoted a substantial portion of their practice to helping victims of cerebral trauma. We work closely with neurologists, neuropsychologists and related experts to establish damage. We work with behaviorists and other professionals to ascertain the extent of the trauma’s effects. The burden of proof is high in brain injury matters. Our firm knows how to meet it.
Legal Support When You Most Need It
To speak with an attorney, reach out to Myers & Ball by calling (423) 248-1023 or contacting us online. We can arrange to meet at your convenience — whether at our office or at a location of your choosing — and inform you of your options for free. Based in Newport, we serve throughout eastern Tennessee.