A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a catastrophic injury that disrupts normal brain function and is caused by an outside force, rather than an internal problem like a stroke. Unlike most other tissues of the body, brain tissue does not grow back, which means that any tissue damaged or destroyed by the injury is gone. Because the brain controls everything we do — physical movement, emotion, senses, personality and thinking — this can have a devastating effect on victims. Charles Scholle is a preeminent Duluth brain injury attorney He leads our team of excellent lawyers and legal professionals. With our deep knowledge and expertise we navigate the challenging medical and legal issues involved with a TBI or traumatic head injury of any kind.
The most common brain injuries are concussions, but these can range from mild to serious and even a mild concussion can be very disruptive. As brain injury lawyers in Duluth, we know that brain injuries are far more common than most people realize, with about 1.4 million Americans sustaining a brain injury each year. Over five million Americans need lifelong or long-term help with daily life due to a brain injury.
The most common cause of brain injuries are falls, especially in children and the elderly, but other causes include:
- Car, truck and motorcycle accidents;
- Sports injuries;
- Being struck by or against a hard object;
- Assault with a firearm;
- Exposure to blast waves (especially during military service);
- Products Liability;
- Injury from criminal actions due to inadequate security;
- Boating accidents;
- Catastrophic injury.
If you, or someone you love, may have suffered a brain injury it is important to consult with an expert as soon as possible. This cannot be overemphasized. Sometimes after an accident, victims decline treatment because they do not realize they have sustained a brain injury. In addition, these injuries are not always easy to diagnose because they do not always leave a visible wound. Many brain injury and symptoms can take a few days or longer to become evident, which is why many brain injury victims decline treatment after an accident.
As brain injury lawyers in Duluth, we have fought against many insurance companies who view a delayed diagnosis as a sign that you are being dishonest about your injuries. These companies might try to avoid coverage. Even when your doctor diagnoses a brain injury, insurers may use a delay in treatment as an excuse to deny coverage for an expensive-to-treat brain injury. That is why the legal team at Scholle Law advise clients with a potential head injury to seek medical and legal advice, even if they feel fine.
Scholle law provides case evaluations for traumatic brain injuries call us toll-free at 866-972-5287 or 770-717-5100.
For over two decades, Duluth injury attorney Charles Scholle and the Scholle Law team have specialized in representing clients injured through the negligence of others. We bring significant expertise in cases involving very serious injury, including brain injury claims. Serious brain injury cases are legally and medically complex. Scholle Law understands not only the science involved, but how to value claims for damages in these cases, such as a lifetime of long-term care and a lost career. We have a record of positive results in these cases.
Perhaps most importantly, we understand what accident victims experience and work to ease their burdens by communicating closely and explaining things clearly and thoroughly, freeing them to get back to their jobs, their families and their lives. If you believe you have suffered a brain injury due to someone else’s carelessness, contact Scholle Law for help.
To learn more about how we support our clients see: How a Personal Injury Case is Handled.