Cleveland Personal Injury Attorney Offers Expert Advice to Traumatic Brain Injury Victims
CLEVELAND, Ohio – December 13, 2012 – In a recent video interview, Cleveland personal injury attorney Dennis Mulvihill of Lowe Eklund Wakefield & Mulvihill Co., LPA spoke candidly about the challenges associated with traumatic brain injuries and explained how to select a qualified brain injury attorney.
According to Mulvihill, the main difference between a traumatic brain injury and a physical injury is the obviousness of the injury. If someone suffers a severe physical injury, it is usually visible to others. The victim may be walking on crutches, using a wheelchair, or receiving nursing care at home. A traumatic brain injury may be more subtle, leaving the victim able to walk, talk and function at some level. The brain injury may cause a wide variety of symptoms, including memory loss, cognitive loss, and a decrease in motor skills. In many cases, it can be difficult to determine the victim’s level of impairment without the use of qualified experts to examine and test the victim’s post-injury abilities.
Traumatic brain injury cases can also be challenging because of the time limitation associated with this type of claim. In standard medical malpractice cases, victims have one year to initiate a claim and two years in a negligence case. However, traumatic brain injury victims may have less time because of the delayed onset or obscurity of symptoms. Victims and their family members may wait, expecting a recovery that, unfortunately, never happens. Therefore, Mulvihill recommends that victims seek the assistance of a personal injury attorney immediately following any kind of brain injury.
“When considering a Cleveland personal injury firm, I recommend meeting with the attorneys to see if they possess the personal and professional characteristics and resources needed for success. For example, they should be experienced, trustworthy and responsive to their clients’ needs,” explained Mulvihill, a partner at the firm. “It’s also very beneficial to find out if the firm has a proven track record of results in traumatic brain injury cases, as well as access to experts like neurologists, neuropsychologists, and rehabilitation professionals who are trained to evaluate traumatic brain injury victims and determine their level of impairment.”
To learn more, watch the full video: http://www.lewm.com/Resources/selecting_brain_injury_attorney_cleveland.aspx.
Since 1976, the award-winning trial attorneys at Lowe Eklund Wakefield & Mulvihill Co., LPA have successfully represented people in the areas of motor vehicle accidents, automobile product safety, personal injury, home and workplace safety, medical malpractice, and birth injuries, as well as families of victims of wrongful death. U.S. News & World Report named the firm to its “Best Law Firms” list (2010–2013), while lawyers from the firm were again honored as Ohio Super Lawyers for 2012. In addition, firm partner James Lowe has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 1993.
For more information on Lowe Eklund Wakefield & Mulvihill Co., LPA, please call 216-781-2600 or visit http://www.lewm.com/.
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