Without a doubt, the brain is the most complex organ in the human body. It performs ongoing and highly sophisticated actions that impact all parts of a person’s life and well-being. That’s why, when a person suffers a traumatic brain injury, the results can be devastating.
Brain injuries take place in two ways. A traumatic brain injury takes place when there is a violent impact to a person’s head, such as in a car accident or a sports injury. An acquired brain injury takes place when the brain does not receive enough oxygen, causing damage to the brain. This may be the case when a person is chocking or drowning, when medical malpractice occurs, etc.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, about 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury annually – a contributing factor to more than 30% of all injury-related deaths in the United States.
All personal injury cases involve some degree of complexity, but cases involving brain injuries are especially complicated. This is because every brain injury is unique and the ability to recover from such an injury can’t always be easily predicted. In some cases, a person may never fully recover from a brain injury, making a traumatic brain injury attorney’s job challenging in a number of ways.
Brain injury attorneys tend to be highly specialized and will rely heavily on brain function experts to help craft a case when it can be shown that the injury was due to the negligent behavior of another person. The crucial part of any brain injury case centers on presenting evidence that will show whether the injury is temporary or permanent, as this will determine if lifelong care is needed, and to what degree. This, in turn, will have a significant impact on the final settlement amount a plaintiff could receive.
The Law Office of Maverick Ray serves clients in Houston, Pasadena and other nearby Texas communities.