What are Brain Stem Injuries?

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It can be a long and expensive road to recovery for patients with brain stem injuries. Many patients also end up passing away from their injuries and related issues. If you or a loved one suffered such an injury in an accident, you may be owed compensation. A Prince George’s County personal injury attorney from our firm can help you fight for it.

What Kinds of Accidents Can Cause Brain Stem Injuries?

Many types of accidents can cause serious injuries like brain stem injuries. We have helped clients who suffered harm in:

  • Car accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Construction site accidents
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Sports accidents

Pedestrians, cyclists, and others who lack the protections offered by a car or truck can be especially vulnerable to serious injuries like these. If someone is not careful about sharing the road, they should be held accountable when their negligence causes harm.

What Kinds of Treatments Can Help With Brain Stem Injuries?

The brain stem controls a variety of important functions. It helps you with balance, breathing, swallowing, and many other functions that you probably rarely give thought to, because your brain stem is ensuring that they work just fine. The road to recovery can be difficult, but treatments like the following can often help accident victims:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech and language therapy
  • Psychiatric care
  • Other mental health services

Can I Sue For Damages After Getting Injured?

These treatments are going to cost a lot of money, and you should not be on the hook for these bills if someone else caused the accident and your injuries. You can sue for compensation and seek to hold them accountable for the harm that they have caused. There are two types of damages that we usually seek in a case like this. They are:

Economic damages: Medical treatment costs a lot of money, and you can face numerous other expenses after an accident that causes serious injuries like a brain stem injury. Economic damages are meant to reimburse you for these costs. They make up for past and future medical care, property damages, lost wages, and more.

Non-economic damages: This is compensation for those things that are harder to quantify. These damages can help make up for pain and suffering, psychological trauma, loss of enjoyment, and similar things.

Should I Hire an Attorney?

Pursuing damages on your own can be tough. A lawyer can handle the paperwork for you while you focus on your recovery. A lawyer can:

  • File your case before the statute of limitations expires
  • Gather evidence and strengthen your case
  • Handle all communications on your behalf
  • Negotiate for fair compensation
  • Defend you from accusations of wrongdoing
  • Answer any questions that you have about the legal process

Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If someone else was to blame for your injuries, they should be held accountable. Contact McCarthy, Winkelman & Mester, L.L.P. to learn more about what our team can do to assist you and your family in this difficult time.

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