The term “brain damage” encompasses a wide variety of extremely serious injuries. More accurately, “brain damage” is a general term for injury to the white and gray matter constituting the brain, potentially affecting thought, speech, intelligence, memory, movement, personality, executive functioning, vision, balance, emotions, and related functions.
What’s A Common Brain Injury?
Many head injuries, such as a fractured skull or brain hemorrhage, are easily identified and proved because they can be seen on an objective test such as an X-ray or MRI. Proving other injuries can be more challenging. For example, victims may suffer from impaired memory or confusion. Victims may have difficulty with calculations that were easy prior to the accident. In those cases, proof may require clinical testing by a skilled neurologist, neuropsychologist, or psychologist. That clinical assessment includes, but is not limited to, written tests to help diagnose patients with traumatic brain injuries.
Why a Little Rock Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help
The effects of a brain injury extend beyond obvious physical impairments. Victims will usually experience a great deal of emotional pain and suffering, worrying about daily shortcomings and how the injury will affect their lifestyle and quality of life, as well as their personal relationships and financial situation. If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury, attorney Tim Reed can help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact our office today.