The Michigan traumatic 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 Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
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 & Closed Head 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.
Best Michigan Brain Injury Lawyers
Our legal team includes the most successful traumatic brain injury accident attorneys in Michigan. Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. and our lawyers have won the top awards in the legal profession, including:
- U.S. News & World Report Best Law Firms
- "Best Michigan Personal Injury Attorney" by American Lawyer Academy
- Named Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Michigan
- Honored as "Super Lawyers"
- Top Martindale-Hubbell Rating (AV) for Skill & Integrity
Our No Fee Promise on Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
You can afford to have the best accident law firm on your side. It literally costs nothing to get started and if your case is unsuccessful for any reason, you owe us nothing. We promise you in writing:
- No money to get started
- We pay all case costs and expenses
- No legal fees whatsoever unless you receive a settlement
- Phone calls are always free, forever
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Warning: There are strict time deadlines for filing Michigan brain injury lawsuits