Just because it is April doesn’t mean we can’t reflect on Brain Injury Awareness Month of March. When people think of brain injuries they typically think of the worst case scenario such as commas, death, or vegetable status. Brain injuries come in all shapes and sizes. The range in minor to catastrophic. Just like many other health issues, brain injuries and recovery is a spectrum. Each case is specific to each patient. Our Brain Injury lawyer at Dan Doyle Law Group feels privileged to work with victims of brain injury. Our clients with brain injuries happen to be some of our most courageous and persistent people. They are quite literally fighting for survival. Our job is to make sure that they receive justice and the compensation required to keep their recovery going.
In order to file a successful brain injury lawsuit, the injury must be caused by the negligent actions of someone else. Car accidents and slip and falls are common reasons for brain injuries. However, there are incidents in a sports injury or dog attack that can result in brain injuries too. The point is, whoever is at fault for your brain injury, it is important to work with an attorney who is familiar with brain injuries and their recovery.
Recovery times for brain injury varies. Some injuries need a few months while others need a few years or a lifetime. For example, Kire Kolbe suffered a traumatic brain injury during a near-fatal car crash. At age 18, Kire was ready to start college and work toward a career as a bridal shop owner. However, her dreams had to take a back seat to her recovery from the car accident. Her medical treatments required surgery and heavy physical therapy. She had to wait to get into programs that could give her the support she needed. It has not been an easy journey for her, but she is proud of how far she has come since that wear night in December 2012.
For five years Kire struggled to recover from her brain injury. That means five years without income. Five years without any independent life. Fiver years that her parents did not foresee as a costly issue. Thankfully with a lot of surgeries, therapy, and medicines, Kire is well on her way back to the life she wanted: school and a job. She is still in physical therapy as she attempts to find a way to walk on her own. Her doctors are hopeful.
Brain injury is more than just the diagnosis. It is the surgeries, therapies, dependency, and everything else that goes with it. If you or someone you love is suffering from a brain injury due to the negligence of someone else don’t hesitate to talk to an attorney. Our Philadelphia Brain Injury Lawyer have the experience and skills to ensure that you get the outcome you deserve. Call 215-987-3730 or click here to start your free consultation with our professional attorneys at Dan Doyle Law Group in Philadelphia today.