Portland Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Working to Secure Your Future After a Serious Injury
Were you recently in a serious accident, like a car accident or a construction accident? Even if you walked away feeling fine, you could have an underlying traumatic brain injury (TBI) that hasn’t shown symptoms yet. Please see a medical professional for a checkup if you have not already, and reach out to Angel Law, P.C. if your doctor believes you have suffered a brain injury.
Attorney Patrick Angelhas earned numerous awards and titles, including:
- Avvo 10.0 “Superb” Rating
- Super Lawyers®
- The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers
Since opening our doors in 2010, we have successfully obtained millions of dollars in compensation for clients in need. We also offer contingency fee agreements for catastrophic injury clients, which means you pay us nothing unless we win for you. Pursuing damages and justice after a negligent third party causes you to suffer a lifelong brain injury is simple and stress-free when you let our firm assist and represent you.
Does a Concussion Cause Permanent Brain Damage?
Brain injuries can result from a variety of causes – from motorcycle accidents to slip and fall accidents – but many are believed to be concussion-related. In the past, concussions were believed to be temporary issues that healed naturally as days or weeks passed after the accident. Thanks to applied neurological sciences and studies, health experts now understand that a seemingly simple concussion can be the first part of a permanent brain injury.
“Minor” yet lingering consequences of a concussion can include:
- Inability to focus
- Difficulty sleeping
- Memory loss
- Struggling to complete daily tasks
More severe symptoms of a concussion that causes brain damage are:
- Speech impediments
- Learning difficulties
- Loss of muscular control
- Chronic migraines
Can a Person Recover from a Brain Injury?
If you have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, then your doctor’s prognosis might be less than encouraging. Moderate to severe brain damage is usually permanent because brain cells heal incredibly slowly compared to other cells in the body. The brain damage will often gradually worsen with time, too. In a best-case scenario, the brain will heal at about the same rate as the injury worsens, so the damage never appears to change, for better or for worse.
There are certain medical procedures and therapies that can help with brain damage. Rehabilitative, language, and occupational therapies can help a TBI patient relearn or regain abilities that the brain injury had interrupted, but the therapy sessions often must be repeated on a regular basis for the rest of the patient’s life. Brain surgery can correct severe damage, but it is also extremely risky, so most doctors will not suggest it in all but the direst cases.
How Much is a Brain Injury Case Worth?
The lasting consequences of a traumatic brain injury usually add up to significant damages. Necessary treatments alone can range into six-figures if all future care is calculated accurately. Factoring in elective treatments will only increase the value of the brain injury case even more.
Damages we can consider for your TBI claim are:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages due to an inability to hold gainful employment
- Pain, suffering, and hardship
- Shortened life expectancy
Insurance companies and medical groups know just how expensive a brain injury claim can be, which is why they defend against them so tenaciously. You need to expect harsh resistance to your claim or lawsuit, even if the evidence of liability and the lasting consequences of your traumatic brain injury are clear.
When Catastrophe Strikes, Strike Back with Professional Representation
Insurance companies might want to offer you a settlement before the full impact of your brain injury is known, allowing them to save themselves thousands of dollars. Your employer might even unlawfully pressure you into accepting initial compensation in an unjust attempt to avoid legal responsibilities. To ensure you are not being pushed around by inconsiderate third parties, retain the help of a skilled Portland traumatic brain injury attorney from Angel Law, P.C.
For years, we have been providing compassionate and comprehensive legal services to those who need them the most. We take real pride in being able to defend their rights and uphold justice. Discover what our legal assistance can do for your case by reaching out to us today.
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Has encyclopedic knowledge of the law and has an extensive network of experts to call on.- Heather A.
He and his team were efficient, caring, and very communicative throughout the entire process.- Avvo User
We were very impressed with Patrick's work. He handled our legal matter with expertise and diligence.- Avvo User
He showed that he was willing to go the lengths needed to help my case succeed.- Avvo User
Patrick Angel is compassionate, caring and always available.- Joe H.
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