If you or a loved one were involved in an accident, a traumatic brain injury is one of the most serious and impactful outcomes possible. These injuries severely disrupt brain function and frequently prevent the victims from continuing with normal lives after the accident.
These injuries can occur due to vehicle accidents, slip and falls, sports accidents, workplace incidents, or even medical negligence. If you believe you or someone you care about has sustained an injury like this, reach out to our Laurel brain injury lawyers today. We are dedicated to helping our clients get the compensation they need to keep their families healthy.
Types of brain injuries include:
- Closed-head injury
- Brain penetration injury (e.g. a sharp object has pierced the brain)
- Brain damage (e.g. cerebral palsy caused by a birth delivery error)
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How Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Affects a Person
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there are over 2.5 million people affected each year by these injuries, about 50,000 of which ultimately result in death. People who sustain a traumatic brain injury may suffer significant challenges with employment, cognitive functioning, motor impairment and emotional well-being.
Symptoms of a brain injury may include:
- Vision and/or hearing impairment
- Behavioral or emotional issues
- Memory loss
- Speech or language issues
- Reduced judgment or reasoning ability
- Diminished cognitive function
- Concentration problems
How McGowan & Cecil, LLC Helps Brain Injury Victims
Obtaining compensation for medical bills, ongoing care, and lost wages is critical if you or a loved one has sustained a serious head or brain injury. Protect your rights by retaining an experienced attorney who is committed to your recovery.
At McGowan & Cecil, LLC, our traumatic brain injury attorneys in Laurel have more than 120 years of combined legal experience and have represented thousands of injury victims. We have a proven record of results, recovering millions on behalf of our injured clients.
We stand up to the insurance companies and vigorously pursue the full compensation our clients are entitled to receive. As a client of our firm, you will have a strong advocate on your side.
Social Security May Provide Benefits to Brain Injury Victims
People with a serious brain injury will need long-term treatment and care that may involve physical therapy, vocational therapy, round-the-clock nursing supervision, psychiatric care or speech therapy. Furthermore, they may be unable to return to the workforce or learn new job skills.
Considered a neurological disability according to Social Security, people who have suffered brain trauma may be eligible to receive Social Security Disability. Unlike other conditions, which must be proved to exist at the time that people submit their application for benefits, brain injury victims could have their claim adjudication waived up to six months from the date that the injury occurred.
This is because the agency recognizes that brain injuries are often unpredictable in terms of short- and long-term outcomes and it is not always possible for a finding of disability to be made right away.
Contact Our Laurel Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
The impact that these injuries can have on a victim and their families can be profound and are frequently lifelong. Therefore, it is so important to seek out the help of an attorney to ensure that you have access to everything you need to pay for medical bills and any other expenses that result from the injury.
From our office in Laurel, we serve clients throughout the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. We handle all injury claims on a contingency fee basis, so we charge no fee unless we recover compensation for you.
To schedule a free consultation with a Laurel brain injury attorney at our firm, call (301) 761-2007.
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