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Brain injury cases require not only medical but legal expertise

One of the hardest parts of dealing with a personal injury is the sense of uncertainty: How long will recovery take? What will it cost? Will your health insurance be enough to cover it? What if you have to miss work?

When a brain injury is involved, these questions can take on even more seriousness. These injuries can often require significant and long-term medical treatment. A traumatic brain injury can result in loss ability to participate in ordinary activity at work and at home. Motor skills, balance, vision and hearing, memory and the ability to concentrate can all be negatively affected. In more severe cases, personality disorders can be another consequence affecting the victim and his family as well.

Recovery from a brain injury can require a team of specialists: occupational, speech and physical therapists, doctors, nurses and surgeons, and even mental health professionals. Therapy and rehabilitation may take years, and in some cases brain injuries can be permanent.

The economic costs of a brain injury can add up quickly: lost wages, lost earning capacity, medical bills and rehabilitation costs. Non-economic damages can be just as formidable to contemplate: pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and loss of companionship can all be translated into monetary damages if the negligence of another was the cause of the injury.

But how do you prove negligence? How do you identify, and quantify, the damage that it caused? How do you initiate a legal claim, and how much time do you have to do so? Fortunately, these are questions that a law firm experienced with brain injury cases in California can help to answer. Moreover, at the law office of Callahan & Blaine, we can help you to take action on those answers.

Initiating, negotiating, and proving a brain injury claim can be complex. You need an attorney who already knows the applicable law, knows how to properly investigate the facts, and who can tie the law and the facts together in a way that supports the maximum financial recovery possible. See how we can help you on our website.

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