Arkansas Brain Injury Lawyers Help Concussion and Coma Victims
Getting justice for those who have suffered head trauma
Your brain is the most important organ in your body, and it is totally irreplaceable. It controls nearly everything that your body does and makes you the person that you are. Even slight damage to the brain may cause serious cognitive, behavioral, emotional or motor problems. These injuries can be caused by physical contact or through other means, such as exposure to poisons. Brain damage ranges from a simple concussion to fatal tearing. The Arkansas head injury attorneys at James, Carter & Priebe, LLP assist brain trauma victims and their families after an accident.
Common types of brain injuries suffered in Arkansas
There are many types of brain injuries caused by a wide range of factors. Some are genetic. Others are caused by disease. Many acquired brain injuries (ABI) are caused by an impact. These are known as traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Other brain injuries are caused by stroke, suffocation, drowning (or near-drowning) and infection.
Brain injuries can range from extremely mild to severe and deadly. Many people experience a concussion and never realize they have been injured. Others need a few hours or days to heal. Some victims lose consciousness and may need weeks or months to fully convalesce. Patients with more serious injuries may take years to recover fully. Unfortunately, in cases of serious injury, full recovery is not always possible. Victims may enter a coma or unresponsive state and never regain consciousness. Brain injuries can also be fatal. The personal injury attorneys at our firm assist victims and their families after all types of brain injuries.
Protecting young athletes from brain damage
Most injuries are obvious and visible. A broken arm or twisted ankle have clear and obvious symptoms that can be seen at a distance. A brain injury is often invisible. You can’t tell walking past someone that they have suffered a concussion. This has led many to treat head injuries lightly. Misinformation about head trauma is especially common when it comes to youth sports. Coaches and athletes often believe that players should just toughen up and play after a head impact. What many people don’t realize is that a second impact after a concussion can be deadly due to a build-up of pressure in the brain cavity. Additional impacts in the future can also have a cumulative effect. The Arkansas Concussion Protocol Act was passed in 2013 to develop protocols for the diagnosis and management of concussions among youth involved in sports activities in the state. If your child has been hurt due to the negligence of a coach or school, our legal team can help.
Pursuing an Arkansas brain injury claim
Our firm has experience helping personal injury victims bring successful claims against drivers, insurance companies, schools, medical facilities, doctors, employers and property owners. Regardless of who caused you or your loved one to suffer a brain injury, our legal team will work diligently to get you justice. Our attorneys will determine what caused your injury and seek to hold the responsible party or parties liable. We take every possible step to get you the compensation you need for medical costs and other care.
Call now for help getting the compensation you need after a brain injury
Brain injuries should always be taken seriously. If you have suffered an impact to the head, it is important that you seek medical care. Once you have been seen by a doctor, your next step should be hiring an attorney to represent you in a personal injury claim. The Arkansas brain trauma lawyers at the firm of James, Carter & Priebe, LLP have extensive experience in court. We help families get justice and the compensation they need to deal with the effects of brain damage. To learn more, call us today at 866.716.3242 or contact us online. We serve clients in Bentonville and throughout Arkansas.