Because the human brain is such a vital organ, injuries to it are some of the most devastating that can occur. At best, a traumatic brain injury may lead to temporary symptoms, such as disorientation and memory loss; at worst, it may result in organ dysfunction, permanent disability or death.
If you or someone you love is suffering the effects of a serious brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation from those responsible.
Defining a Traumatic Brain Injury
Minnesota state law contains a specific legal definition of traumatic brain injury:
M.S.A. § 144.661.
Subdivision 1. Scope. For purposes of sections 144.661 to 144.665, the following terms have the meanings given them.
Subdivision 2. Traumatic brain injury. “Traumatic brain injury: means a sudden insult or damage to the brain or its coverings caused by an external physical force which may produce a diminished or altered state of consciousness and which results in the following disabilities:
- Impairment of cognitive or mental abilities;
- Impairment of physical functioning; or
- Disturbance of behavioral or emotional functioning.
These disabilities may be temporary or permanent and may result in partial or total loss of function. “Traumatic brain injury” does not include injuries of a degenerative or congenital nature.
Brain Injury Resources
Dealing with the consequences of a traumatic brain injury is difficult in more ways than one. In addition to the victim himself, close friends and family members may also feel the effects. The attorneys of Walker Law Office, P.A. are dedicated to helping you and your family through your ordeal. Click on the following links for more information on:
- Brain Injury Symptoms
- Skull Fractures
- Coup and Contrecoup Brain Injuries
- Post-Concussive Syndrome
- Subdural Hematoma
- Cerebral Anoxia
- Neuropsychology and Neuropsychological Evaluation
Recovering for Brain Injury Victims
Under the law, victims of a brain injury caused by someone else’s poor decisions may be able to recover financial compensation in a court of law. Our Minneapolis traumatic brain injury attorneys can help you determine if you are eligible to reclaim the costs of:
- Medical bills, past and future
- Lost wages, past and future
- Pain and suffering
Contact Walker Law Office, P.A.
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident you did not cause, it is important that you seek out experienced legal counsel immediately to ensure that your rights are not violated. For more information and a free consultation with our experienced and professional staff, call Walker Law Office, P.A. at (612) 821-0094, (214) 550-3333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.