Closed Head/Traumatic Brain Injuries

Closed head and traumatic brain injury cases present unique considerations. As medical science has evolved with respect to the diagnosis and treatment of closed head injuries, personal injury litigation with respect to these types of claims has also evolved. From a medical standpoint, the detection and treatment of patients with a closed head injury is very complex. The diagnosis often involves interdisciplinary interaction between qualified physicians who administer CT scans, MRIs, Spect scans, EEGs, and other diagnostic tests. Specially trained psychologists and neuropsychologists administer and interpret cognitive testing protocols. Effective legal representation of closed head and traumatic brain injury cases requires not only thorough familiarity with the medical and psychological testing involved, but also requires thorough knowledge as to the types of documentary and testimonial evidence necessary to develop and evaluate the case. Effective representation further requires thorough knowledge as to the types of experts available and suitable for each case, which may include neurologists, neuropsychologists, neurosurgeons, psychologists, forensic economists, and vocational experts among others. The attorneys at Gallagher, Gams, Tallan, Barnes & Littrell have extensive experience litigating cases involving closed head injury/traumatic brain injury.


Gallagher, Gams, Tallan, Barnes & Littrell, L.L.P., is a premier insurance defense and business litigation firm with strengths in many other areas of law as well.
Founded in 1996 by a cohesive group of litigators with strong relationships and complementary skills, today we have a 10-lawyer team known for taking cases the distance whenever that is in our clients’ best interests. Five of our partners have practiced with distinction for 30 or more years.