While other injuries may impact your mobility and cause pain and disability, an injury to the head or brain can affect who you are as a person. Head injuries may also be difficult to diagnose and treat, and may take a long time to heal or never heal completely. Unfortunately, there can be numerous obstacles in brain injury claims. Mental disabilities, especially mild disabilities, may be more difficult to prove than physical disability and therefore harder to connect to your accident.
At Rochon Genova, we work to make sure that your head injury is given the consideration it deserves.
The Lasting Effects Of Brain Injury
Our lawyers will work with other health professionals, including doctors, speech and language pathologists, and therapists to establish how this injury has impacted your life. We have the necessary experience to gather the right type of medical evidence and connect it to your accident to support your case. We can help you prove:
- Chronic pain, including chronic headaches
- Difficulty reading
- Difficulty speaking or understanding speech
- Emotional changes, such as short temper, irritability and depression
- Difficulty understanding, learning and remembering
- Memory loss
- Changes in eyesight or hearing
All of these changes may affect your personality, your ability to care for yourself and others, and your ability to work or advance in your career.
Whether they are caused by a slip-and-fall, motor vehicle accident or other incident, these cases can take longer than average to resolve. It often takes a few years after a head injury to be able to determine with any certainty how much of your previous functioning you will recover.