Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

We have heard from many people that they thought they were just dazed and shook up after an accident, only to notice later that the feeling never went away.

Brain injury can result in mental and physical disability and emotional dysfunction. TBI sufferers often have memory problems, headache, vision problems, difficulty reading or concentrating, and word-finding issues. People with even mild brain injuries, or concussions, often report difficulty focusing, interruptions in train of thought, and memory retention issues. Survivors of a TBI can be seriously affected by the symptoms of a TBI.

Both the injured person and his or her loved ones suffer. Even mild traumatic brain injuries can have a profound impact on a person and her family. Adapting to brain injury is something that involves everyone associated with the injured person. Recovery can be slow and uncertain. Around 1.5 million Americans suffer from a traumatic brain injury every year and these accidents have innumerable causes. Car, truck, motorcycle and bicycle accidents account for a large number of these injuries every year. Athletes and soldiers have been in the news, but there are many other TBI victims who need help.

We can help you find resources that can help you cope with the consequences of brain injury, such as HCMC’s Brain Injury Clinic, the Brain Injury Association, Sister Kenny Institute, and Bethesda Hospital’s Brain Injury Clinic. Dealing with brain injury often requires treatment with a team of doctors and therapists, including neurologists, neuro-ophthalmologists, neuropsychologists, occupational, physical, and speech therapists, psychologists, and vocational rehabilitation specialists. There are Minnesota and county programs that can help with recovery, retraining, and payment of bills associated with brain injury.

Our lawyers can help you with appointment of a guardian or conservator, if necessary, and will work with you to obtain the insurance and other benefits that can help to get you through this difficult situation. We have represented many people with mild, moderate and severe brain trauma, and we recognize that this can be one of the most difficult injuries for people to understand and deal with.

If your loved one has suffered from a traumatic brain injury caused by the negligence of another person, contact an experienced Minnesota personal injury attorney. We can help you seek recovery for:

    • Medical expenses and wage loss
    • Disability and insurance benefits
    • Retraining and rehabilitation
    • And more…