Brain injury lawsuits are among the most complex types of personal injury cases that attorneys work on in the course of their career.
Because the brain is the body’s most complex organ, when an injury takes place there, it is unique, meaning that how a person reacts and how they recover cannot always be easy to predict. Due to the complicated nature of the recovery, the legal side of trying to collect damages and payments for medical bills is just as difficult.
Brain injury attorneys in Portland are highly specialized and often require building a specialized team of experts on brain functions to help research, collect evidence and put together a solid case. It takes years of experience to gain the essential knowledge and skills to adequately represent a client and assist them in obtaining a full judgment.
Before an attorney can take on a case, they must determine how the brain injury occurred and what the prospects are for either a full or partial recovery. Mostly, brain injuries can happen two ways. In a traumatic brain injury, the head and the brain are exposed to a violent impact of some kind; this would be the case in a car accident, a slip and fall, or a sports injury. An acquired brain injury occurs when the brain does not receive enough oxygen, which can be the case during birth, in a drowning, or in a medical malpractice case.
Regardless of how a brain injury takes place, the key to winning a brain injury case rests on attorney’s ability to prove that some form of negligence occurred that led directly to the injury. In addition to meeting this test, an attorney must present evidence that will either show the damage to be permanent or temporary. The length of an injury and its subsequent recovery are crucial parts of a case, because it will determine if lifelong care is needed, and to what degree, substantially impacting the final dollar amount a plaintiff may receive.
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