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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What Is a TBI? Is There any Treatment?

TBI is an abbreviation that commonly refers to traumatic brain injury. This occurs when your brain suffers damage due to a sudden blow or impact. Often, the impact is not with any external object, but with the skull, caused by sudden acceleration or deceleration. The degree of injury is often hard to predict from the magnitude of the impact, because in many cases the most severe injury occurs after an accident or blow. A small trauma can lead to swelling or bleeding in the brain, which can pinch off blood vessels, depriving the brain of oxygen and resulting in widespread damage to brain cells. People who have suffered any level of trauma to the head should be observed for any signs of brain damage for 24-48 hours after the trauma.

 The main type of treatment for TBI is preventing further injury. If you have suffered a TBI, your doctors will attempt to gauge the extent of immediate injury, but may also try to stop swelling or bleeding to prevent further brain damage.

 There are no treatments for reversing brain damage, but there are many treatments available for trying to regain different brain functions after TBI, which may include:
• Physical therapy
• Speech therapy
• Occupational therapy
• Psychological or psychiatric therapy
• Social support

Often a TBI results in a permanent change to a person's life, resulting in a need for lifetime care and support. A TBI impacts not just one person, but that person's family, friends, and community. If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI, it can be hard to receive compensation that fits the true scale of your injury. At The Cochran Firm, our attorneys have experience fighting for victims against desperate odds. To learn whether we can help you, please contact The Cochran Firm today for a free case evaluation.

posted by Admin at 7:25 AM

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Questions to Ask your Auto Accident Lawyer

After being injured in an auto accident, you may want to ask a lawyer questions about the accident and what you can expect if you choose to move forward with legal representation. Such questions may include:
  • Do I have cause to file a claim?
  • Was my accident caused by a defective road?
  • Am I entitled to pursue compensation for my injuries?
  • What kinds of expenses are covered by any compensation I am awarded?
  • Is there an estimation of how much compensation I can expect?
  • Can I recover compensation if I am partly at fault?
  • How long do you expect my case to take?
You may also want to consider asking the lawyer questions about him or herself. Questions regarding credentials, experience and practice style may include:
  • How long have you been practicing law?
  • How much experience do you have specific to auto accidents?
  • What are some examples of past results and verdicts you have achieved?
  • Who will be working with me throughout the duration of my case?
At The Cochran Firm, all of our lawyers in our nationwide offices are committed to providing high-caliber legal services to victims of auto accident injuries.
If you have been injured in an auto accident, we have accident lawyers spanning the country. We have offices in New Orleans, Louisiana; San Jose, California; Mobile, Alabama; Detroit, Michigan and many other US cities. Please contact The Cochran Firm for a free case evaluation.

posted by Admin at 7:56 AM

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