What are Brain Stem Injuries?

Brain stem injuries affect a part of your brain that helps to regulate a variety of important body functions. You rarely have to think about breathing, your blood pressure, or swallowing on your own, and that’s mostly because the brain stem is handling these functions for you. When someone gets a brain stem injury, it can cause them pain for a long time and require a wide variety of medical treatments. If you were hurt due to someone else’s negligence, a Washington D.C. brain injury lawyer from our firm can help you fight for compensation.

What Kinds of Accidents Can Cause Brain Stem Injuries?

Many types of accidents can lead to brain stem injuries. Our law firm can help you or your loved one if you were hurt by:

  • A car or truck accident
  • Motorcycle or bike accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Assault
  • Construction accidents
  • Sporting or recreational accidents
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Workplace accidents

If someone else to blame for your accident, we will help you hold them accountable and secure the kind of compensation that you deserve.

Can Brain Stem Injuries Lead to Death?

Unfortunately, yes. The brain stem controls some important functions, and extensive damage can sometimes be difficult to come back from. Brain stem injuries that do not cause death can cause all sorts of other health issues, from speech issues to balance problems.

It’s important to get treatment for such injuries right away. This can minimize the damage. Then doctors and other medical professionals, like physical therapists and speech therapists, can come up with long-term plans to treat brain stem injuries.

Can Victims and Their Family Members Sue For Damages?

Yes, if someone else was to blame you should be able to sue for damages. Compensation should be calculated based on a number of factors, including:

  • Your medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Disability or disfigurement
  • Whether injuries affect your ability to work or enjoy your life
  • Mental health issues caused by the accident
  • Any other pain and suffering experienced as a result of your injuries

As we mentioned, brain stem injuries can also be deadly. If your loved one passed away, we can help you file for wrongful death damages if you are eligible to. These can help make up for the loss of your loved one and their financial contribution to your home.

What If An Accident Is Partly My Fault?

Unfortunately, Washington, D.C. has clear laws about negligence. If you were partly responsible for an accident that caused your injuries, you probably will be unable to sue.

This is why you should have a lawyer on your side. An attorney from our firm can defend you from any accusations of wrongdoing so that you can pursue compensation.

Contact Our Law Firm

If you are ready to make a personal injury claim, contact Trombly & Singer, PLLC. We have been assisting injured clients for decades, and we’re ready to put our experience to work for you. Let’s fight for fair compensation together.