A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury. It is normally described by health care professionals as a “mild” traumatic brain injury because concussions are normally not life threatening. Even so, their effects can be serious. Symptoms may go on for weeks and may not even appear until an extended time after the accident.
A Unique Focus On Traumatic Brain Injuries
My focus on representing TBI survivors is also unique. Most personal injury lawyers cast a very large net. They pursue, and will gladly accept, any case (large or small) that falls under the general “personal injury” heading. You can spot these practices by looking at their websites and clicking on the “practice areas” drop-down list. What you will see are many practice areas, only one of which will be “traumatic brain injury.” Think of these firms as the Wal-Mart Supercenters of the personal injury lawyer world. Wal-Mart has at least one of everything. The same can be said of most personal injury firms. They handle everything.
Nothing is wrong with such retail personal injury practices. My point is not to criticize that “generalist” approach to personal injury law. My point is simply to illustrate that my practice is different, just like a small nursery selling 20 different types of specialty garden hoses is different than a Wal-Mart selling one type of garden hose. Just like the nursery, I focus on one type of personal injury case – the traumatic brain injury case – and one type of client – the traumatic brain injury survivor.