As with many misunderstood injuries, society and “old school” health care practitioners are apt to label the TBI victim a malingerer, or worse. Because victims of traumatic brain injury often appear outwardly just as they did before the injury, it should come as no surprise that many victims describe their post-injury experience as including progressive social isolation, together with alienation from even immediate family. Tim Caress and Caress Law Group have extensive experience in handling cases involving fires and explosions, and we fully understand the complexities and challenges that these cases present. Caress Law Group is committed to understanding what victims of traumatic brain injury are dealing with and how their lives have been affected.
Victims of TBI are typically unable to process information at pre-injury rates of speed; further, the traumatic brain injury victim simply can’t think and reason through information like before the injury. As a result, accurate judgment becomes difficult, at best. Communication is oftentimes stifled, and the ability to conform behavior is impaired. Violent behavior may manifest as a result of frustration and inability to respond in a pre-injury manner. Headaches are common, and smell and taste can be affected. Memory and recall are often times profoundly affected.
Conscious or unconscious awareness of the situation becomes the private “hell” of the victim, who is alone and unable to diagnose or resolve the injury. Describing this unfortunate circumstance, Dr. Antoinette R. Appel has stated:
“Left to fend for themselves, the victims of traumatic brain injury, already confused by their inability to be the people they were prior to the injury, now face the daunting task of demonstrating that an injury they do not understand and cannot comprehend is producing the confusion they cannot communicate.”
If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury, we would be happy to assist you in any way that we can, but you have to take the first step and reach out to us. You may be concerned about whether you have a case or not, or you may feel a bit overwhelmed by all that may be involved with a claim, or you may be uncomfortable with contacting a lawyer at all. We completely understand. Please know that we would welcome the opportunity to discuss your situation, no matter how big or small it may be, and no matter whether it turns out to be a case that we can help with or not. If we don’t think that you have a case where we can help, we will tell you that and we will explain to you why. On the otherhand, if we do think that you have a case, or that you may have a case, we will tell you that as well, and we will also discuss with you how we may be able to help you. Whatever your situation, please do not hesitate to contact us and know that we view it as an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to help you in any way that we can.