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Understanding Brain Injuries

The brain is a bundle of nerve cells, the center where all the pain receptors throughout your body flash their information and let you know that you’ve hurt something. However, the brain has no pain receptors for itself, and so any head injuries you receive will only feel painful along the outside of your skull. If bruising or bleeding takes place in your brain, you might not realize it until you start to experience the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury.

Brain Injuries Are Hard To Identify

The brain controls a lot, and the various areas inside it interpret your senses, manage your pain sensors, set up your instincts, regulate your organs, control your movements, and manage your emotions and decisions. Each of these areas can be damaged by a traumatic brain injury, and so the symptoms of an injury can be very different from one victim to the next. The treatments and recovery periods for these injuries could also end up being very different.

Because of this, and because neuroscience in general is far behind other fields of medicine, doctors aren’t always able to identify the extent or the long-term effects of a brain injury. The true symptoms of an injury sometimes take hours or days to show themselves, and the injured person may have to live with a disability for years afterwards.

Brain Injuries Are Hard To Treat

Another danger of traumatic brain injuries is the fact that doctors can’t do much to treat them directly. Brain surgery is extremely dangerous at the best of times, and it can’t do much to fix a damaged area. The brain also tends to take a very long time to heal naturally, and while there are medications that can help with certain symptoms there are no treatments that can speed up this process. As such, if a brain injury makes it hard for you to work, it can turn your whole financial outlook upside down.

Brain Injuries Are Hard To Insure

A traumatic brain injury caused by an auto accident, a workplace injury, or some other personal injury situation should be covered by the responsible party’s insurance. However, the high potential cost of a brain injury and the unusual way it appears makes insurance companies reluctant to cover them as well as they should. This makes brain injuries a regular sticking point between victims and insurers, and if you run into this difficulty yourself you should do yourself a favor and get professional representation.

In southwest Florida, the best personal injury lawyers to call are the ones at the law firm of Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, and Walsh. Our firm represents the victims of auto accidents and other personal injuries, including brain injuries. We can help you get the best settlement possible from an insurance company by representing your interests to the claims adjuster, helping you gather the documents you need to prove your case, and bringing your case to court if that’s what it takes to get you the just compensation you deserve.

Stephen M. Fernandez developed a strong belief in justice and fairness in public policy while earning his Political Science degree prior to attending law school. Since joining the Florida Bar Association in 2004, Stephen Fernandez has combined his background in public policy, business administration and civil law to serve as a highly effective trial lawyer fighting for Florida's injured, working hard every day to make sure his clients get what they are owed.

Understanding Brain Injuries

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