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If you or a loved one has suffered from a brain injury because of the negligence of another, it’s time to hire a brain injury attorney in Portland, Oregon for help. Brain injury lawsuits are some of the most difficult types of personal injury cases that an attorney will work on in their career. Due to the complicated side of recovery, the legal aspect of trying to collect damages for the injury can be difficult. However, the brain injury attorney team at Dawson Law Group has the expertise needed for this job.
What is involved with a brain injury lawsuit?
The brain injury attorney must first determine how the brain injury occurred and what the prospects are for partial or full recovery. Most brain injuries occur when a violent impact of some kind such as a sports injury, slip and fall, or car accident (to name a few) occurs, or when the brain doesn’t receive enough oxygen such as during birth, drowning, or even a medical malpractice case.
The key to winning these types of cases is if the brain injury attorney can prove that there has been some type of negligence that led to the injury. They also must present evidence that will show the damage is temporary or permanent. The length of the injury and the recovery are important factors in the case too. This will determine the compensation received.
What are some symptoms of brain injuries?
For someone to be categorized with a mild traumatic brain injury, they will have to be disorientated and/or unconscious for less than 30 minutes. They will also experience confusion, mood swings, memory problems, headaches, difficulty processing information and attention deficits to name a few.
Moderate traumatic brain injuries are more severe. Victims will have suffered loss of consciousness from 30 minutes to 24 hours. Their symptoms can last for months at a time. They are more long-lasting and aggressive and yield higher compensation in damages from a brain injury lawsuit.
Lastly, severe traumatic brain injuries are the most extreme of all. They can lead to permanent vegetative state or even future death. While it is possible for someone to recover from a coma, their brain injuries are typically irreversible and permanent.
To learn more about brain injury lawsuits from a qualified attorney, call 503-919-1315 today.