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What is a brain injury?

A brain injury occurs when you suffer trauma to your brain. It is generally caused by a blow to the head.

Traumatic brain injuries often lead to an impaired ability to perform a variety of physical, behavioral, and mental tasks including speech, walking, balance, memory-related functions, or cognitive skills.

What are the symptoms of a brain injury?

The symptoms you experience may vary based on the severity and location of your brain injury. Some common symptoms include:

  • Fatigue
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Balance issues
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Change in sex drive
  • Mood changes
  • Persistent headaches
  • Memory issues
  • Concentration issues
  • Confusion
  • Slurred speech

In many cases, the symptoms of a brain injury may take days or even weeks to appear. Therefore, it is crucial that you see a doctor immediately following a blow to the head as a precautionary measure. Often, early detection of a brain injury can minimize the damage and increase your chances of a full recovery.

What damages can be recovered in a brain injury lawsuit?

You can generally recover the following damages in a brain injury lawsuit:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation costs
  • Long term care costs
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of companionship

Calculating damages in a brain injury lawsuit is highly complex and requires the assistance of an experienced lawyer who has the skills to estimate the long-term costs you will incur. Learn more about Recovering and Rehabilitation after a Brain Injury.

What is a life care planner and why do I need one for my brain injury lawsuit?

A life care planner is an expert who creates a care plan for you after your injury. Part of a life care planner’s job is to estimate the costs associated with this care plan. This may include the cost of future medical care as well as other services needed to assist you as you recover from your injury such as medications, transportation costs, and assisted living expenses.

How much will my brain injury lawsuit cost me?

At Duncan Firm, we handle all claims on a contingency fee basis. This means that you do not pay any attorney fees unless you recover compensation for your injuries. We will receive a percentage of any money you receive, and we will not get paid unless you do.

Please contact the brain injury lawyers at Duncan Firm today by calling 501-381-1703 or filling out the form on this page to schedule your free initial consultation. We serve clients in and around Little Rock, Arkansas.

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