The brain is the central control for everything we do. It controls all functions of the body, interprets information from the outside world through our senses, and allows us to think, reason and feel. Intellect, memory, learning, perception and decision making are examples of the many things operated by the brain.
Different areas of the brain have different functions; in simple terms for example, the left side of the brain is responsible for analysis, logic, language, reasoning and number skills whereas the right side of the brain enables our creativity, imagination, intuition and music awareness.
Injury to a particular part of the brain can therefore produce impairment in the function that it controls. If the damage is limited to a small area, then it is likely that a few functions will be impaired. More commonly, there is widespread damage, which can produce a complex assortment of physical and psychological problems. The level of impairment will depend on the type, location and severity of the injury but given what the brain can do, any damage to it can have a devastating effect.
It is therefore important to ensure that the solicitor you instruct to deal with your personal injury claim is a specialist in brain injury. They will know that:
- Not all brain injuries are the same. The effect upon you will be determined by the particular part of the brain that is damaged and how this impacts on your day to day living.
- In some cases of brain injury, many difficulties experienced may not be immediately obvious, particularly if there are no visible signs of a disability. This could mean that the true extent of the challenges you face such as memory problems, communication, decision making and behaviour, may be missed. A brain injury specialist will know what to look for and will be able to help signpost and access the help that you need. They will arrange quick and effective rehabilitation and request interim payments at the first opportunity to relieve financial pressures.
A specialist brain injury solicitor will also ensure that they continue to build upon their specialist knowledge and will keep abreast of latest developments in the law and in medicine.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, contact our specialist brain injury solicitors to find out more information about how we can help you. Please call 0808 252 5231 or request a call back online.