Personal injury litigation arising from serious motor vehicle accidents, falls on hazardous property, use of defective products and other traumatic events is a clear area of strength for the lawyers at Gallagher, Gams, Tallan, Barnes & Littrell.
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.