Does TBI Count as a Disability?

A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is defined as damage to your brain caused by a blow to the head, a quick head movement, or even penetration into your skull or brain tissue. This kind of injury, severe or mild, will obviously have some detrimental effects on your health and quality of life, but qualifying criteria for a Traumatic Brain Injury(TBI) can be tricky. Suffice it to say that if you experience debilitating effects for more than 3 months following your TBI, you may have a case for benefiting from a disability fund. Possibility of Getting Disability for TBI Mild traumatic brain injuries can heal in part or entirely over time, or be treated with the use of therapy and/or medication. 

TBI law basics for plaintiffs with brain injury cases

If you are filing a lawsuit for a brain injury, there are a few basic things you need to know about TBI law (or, the law as it applies to traumatic brain injury claims). Quick tip: If you are looking for a start-to-finish overview, see Steps in a Brain Injury Lawsuit first. TBI law is personal injury law TBI law falls into the general category of personal injury law. Personal injury is the umbrella term for injuries and damages caused by the bad conduct or wrongful acts of another person/company. Most of the brain injury cases we see are the result of a truck or motor vehicle crash. These are civil – not criminal – cases, filed against the person or company

What to expect in a brain injury lawsuit

The majority of clients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) I have worked with in the past 35 years have suffered injuries in truck crashes or motor vehicle collisions. These types of cases are similar in that there are all torts, or personal injury claims. That means another person, or a company, did or did not do something that caused the injury. And you should be prepared to protect your rights, and ensure you can get necessary medical care. Here are the steps for a brain injury lawsuit. Making the decision to talk with a lawyer One factor that can complicate a brain injury lawsuit: a person might wait months—or even years—before talking with a lawyer. Sometimes this is the result

Years after distracted driver crash, brain injury lingers

Anthony is in his mid-50’s. He is an entrepreneur with an MBA, and a city council member with a long history of political campaign work. He and his husband, a local surgeon, were well-known for their civic engagement— and their big annual holiday party. Everything changed in an instant. Distracted driver crash in Washington   It was late morning on a warm August day in northern Washington State. There was stop-and-go traffic on S. Burlington Boulevard, as construction reduced two lanes down to one. A heavy diesel truck in front of Anthony’s car slowed and stopped. Anthony did the same. Then, he looked into the rearview mirror, and in a split-second, realized the car behind his was not going to

Why is it so hard to get help after a brain injury? 4 reasons

Head injuries are common. Many people will experience a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) – a concussion –  at some point in their lives. Children and elderly people are particularly at risk for this type of injury. More severe traumatic brain injury is a contributing factor to about 30% of all injury deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Yet, many people don’t get help after a brain injury, and even fewer talk about it. March is Brain Injury Awareness Month. It is a good time to examine why such a common medical problem is so often ignored – and so little discussed. Why brain injury victims don’t always get help 1. Brain injuries are often hidden.

The brain injury case that reminds me of why I became a lawyer

I know a lot of very nice people, who refer other nice people to me when they need legal help. As a result, most of my clients are pretty great. But the Robinsons are particularly kind, good people. They didn’t deserve to have their lives changed like this. The crash The Robinsons were heading home on southbound I-5 on a sunny March afternoon. Rory was driving. Jennifer was in the passenger seat. Their young daughter was in the back seat. Meanwhile, a trucker was traveling northbound on I-5. He had driven his semi-truck and trailer from Vancouver, British Columbia to Beaverton, Oregon. He delivered his cargo, picked up another load, and turned around to head back to Canada. Then the trailer’s rear wheel


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