A Trusted Attorney Handling Brain Injuries
Intricate, delicate and poorly understood, our brains are the most complex part of the human body. The effects of a brain injury (“closed head injury”) can range from subtle to devastating. These injuries present a unique challenge in determining the damages, whether permanent or temporary, and the amount that would be a fair settlement.
If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury or closed head injury, make sure the lawyer you hire has the knowledge and experience in this highly specialized and complicated area. Mitch Grissim has 36 years of experience in injury law.
Closed Head Injuries – Your Life Has Changed. How Can You Make The Jury Understand?
A traumatic brain injury is very different from any other kind of injury. For example, a closed head injury that causes brain damage isn’t like a broken arm. It isn’t obviously noticeable to an outside observer. The jury doesn’t know you personally – so how can they know whether or not your personality has been altered?
The insurance adjuster, defense attorney or juror did not know you prior to your injury, or understand your abilities, and will not be able to see how life has changed for you and your family.
At Mitch Grissim & Associates, we address this challenge in a number of ways. First, we call in experts and specialists to scientifically show the physical damage that has been caused. Then we call in the injured individual’s friends and family – maybe the next door neighbor you used to go hunting with, or a co-worker, to prove your prior abilities, your present condition, and how you are different.
Sometimes after a closed head injury, a person appears the same, however, in speaking they are unable to recall a simple everyday word. This is called ephasia. This can be hard to explain and it is frustrating for both the injured person and those around him or her. It is hard to determine whether this will be permanent or temporary. Mitch and his team work with the doctors to assess the damages and find the answers to those questions.
Clients can find Mitch in his downtown Nashville office almost every working day. A very accessible attorney, he oversees each of the cases we handle. If you have a question about the progress of your case, our office doors are open to our clients during office hours. If you ever call with questions or concerns, you can expect to have an answer usually by the end of the day.
To schedule a free consultation, call today at 615-255-9999. You can also contact us online, and we’ll get back to you with an e-mail as soon as possible.