The Michigan brain injury lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. have considerable expertise representing individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries and closed head injuries. We understand how these injuries impact the victims and their families. Firm brain injury attorneys Lawrence J. Buckfire and Daniel L. Buckfire are members of the Michigan Brain Injury Association and the Brain Injury Provider's Council.
A traumatic brain injury or closed head injury results when there is either an actual blow to the head or a force that causes an acceleration-deceleration movement of the head. The brain strikes the inside of the skull causing either localized or generalized damage. It is not necessary for a person to lose consciousness to suffer a brain injury, despite this contention from most highly compensated insurance company doctors.
Closed head injuries can occur from a number of possible causes, including automobile accidents, slip and fall accidents, motorcycle accidents, heavy machinery accidents, and other types of accidents.
Diagnosis Of A Brain Injury
Brain injuries are diagnosed by all types of physicians, including neuropsychologists, neurologists, psychiatrists, and neurosurgeons. A person can suffer a significant brain injury even though and MRI or CAT scan show normal results. A diagnosis of a brain injury is often made by a neuropsychologist who administers a written battery of tests to the patient. The results of a properly administered and interpreted test are viewed as an authoritative diagnosis of the injury.
Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
Symptoms commonly associated with a traumatic brain injury or closed head injury includes the following:
- Cognitive Impairment
- Language and Speech Impairment
- Memory Loss and Impairment
- Conduct Disorder
- Personality Disorder
- Loss of Concentration
- Loss of Problem Solving Skills
- Perception Problems
- Sleep Disturbance
- Blurred Vision
No Fault Insurance After A Michigan Brain Injury Accident
Our Michigan brain injury lawyers understand that these type of injuries have tremendous effect on an individual's ability to lead his or her normal life. Changes in personality affect marriages, families, and friendships. Head injury patients are often unable to return to work and suffer a significant impairment of earnings and earning potential. Further, head injury patients often need expensive attendant care due to their condition.
People injured in a Michigan car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, bicycle accident, or pedestrian accident, can often have claims for their personal injuries and can file Michigan No-Fault Insurance claims for medical expenses, lost wages, and other benefits.
Michigan Brain Injury Support Groups
There are many excellent support groups for brain injury patients and their families throughout the United States that promote treatment, prevention, and education. Most states have strong local chapters of the national associations, including a Michigan brain injury chapter.
Michigan Brain Injury Lawyer Settlements
The injuries resulting from traumatic brain injuries are often permanent cases involving brain injuries have substantial value. Our Michigan brain injury lawyers have a significant track record for brain injury jury verdicts and settlements. We have obtained numerous million dollar settlements for brain injury victims in car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall, and other personal injury cases for our clients.
Statute of Limitations For A Michigan Brain Injury Case
The procedures for filing claims and lawsuits are different virtually everywhere. In Michigan, the time limit depends on how the injury or accident occurred. It varies from case type and how the brain injury was caused, whether it was from a slip and fall accident, car accident, or motorcycle accident, for example, determines the statute of limitations for the case. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. For these reasons, you should contact our Michigan brain injury lawyers immediately if you suffer brain injuries from an accident.
Michigan Brain Injury Lawyer No Fee Promise
Our Michigan brain injury attorneys will represent you in your Michigan brain injury case under our NO FEE PROMISE. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!
Contact Your Michigan Brain Injury Lawyer
Our Michigan brain injury lawyers have been helping people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries for decades. They are experienced trial attorneys who know what it takes to recover the maximum amount of compensation for your case. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious brain injury, you should contact our award winning law firm and schedule a consultation to determine if you have a case. Remember, we operate under a strict No Fee Promise, meaning you will not pay a single penny unless we are able to reach a settlement for you. There is absolutely nothing to lose. However, there are strict time deadlines that must be met in order to file a lawsuit. Therefore, it is important you contact an attorney to review your situation as soon as possible. If you miss the deadline for your traumatic brain injury case, your case may be lost forever.