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Brain Injury Deadlines - TBI - Serious Accidents:

The deadlines to file most traumatic brain accident claims in Hawaii is generally two (2) years from the date of the injury. To clarify, the deadline for filing most brain injury claims in court in Hawaii is two (2) years from the date when (a) the victim was exposed to the danger AND (b) SOME injuries resulted therefrom. The start of this two year period is NOT necessarily measured from when the traumatic brain injury actually becomes full-blown. It should be noted, however, that many traumatic brain injuries constitute a substantial disability/incapacity of the injured patient. This may qualify some injured patients for one of the important exceptions to Accident Lawyer Hawaii- Deadlines the general 2-year rule in Hawaii which is that claims for incapacitated persons can often be brought for an extended period - apparently because the patient is incapacitated and is unable to intelligently bring their claims in a timely fashion. Hence, for many people with severe traumatic brain injuries, they may get additional time after the first 2 year period in which to bring their claims. It is important to note, however, that brain claims still must be filed in court prior to the expiration of the applicable deadline (whatever it may be), or the claims are likely to be lost, regardless of their merit. To be wise, it is generally recommended that the claims be filed within 2 years and that (in order to set that up) contact with an attorney be made promptly after a bad accident giving rise to traumatic brain injuries occurs. If you wish to do so now, please do not hesitate to Contact Us at Accident Lawyer Hawaii for a free initial consultation on your case.

Accident Lawyer Hawaii - Brain Injuries TBI

Traumatic Brain Injuries are often very difficult to evaluate after an accident. Such injuries may be classified as "mild", "moderate" or "severe", but there may be nothing "mild" at all about a mild Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Some brain injuries lead to death; many are very serious injuries. According to the BIAA (Brain Injury Association of America) - each year, brain injury claims more than 50,000 lives and leaves more than 80,000 individuals with long-term disabilities. It has been referred to as the silent epidemic. A 1999 statistic from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicates that there at least 5.3 million Americans currently live with a disability as a result of brain injury. Sometimes the effects are permanent and they involve unexpected personality changes. We recognize that we are being entrusted with a case with very special importance whenever we handle a personal injury case involving brain injuries - and we give our best to make sure that such individuals are being provided excellent representation.

Some of the serious brain injury accidents which we have handled have involved:

  • a car accident
  • a truck accident
  • a motorcycle accident
  • a fall from elevation
  • a moped accident
  • poor product design
  • safety violations at buildings, and
  • construction site failures

Patients who have experienced permanent brain injury symptoms can sometimes learn to retrain other parts of their brain in order to compensate for the lost functioning. Such compensation generally has the best results when the proper brain injury treatment is commenced shortly after the accident has occurred. Such brain injury treatment can be costly. Moreover, it comes at a time when the brain injury patient's family is already experiencing financial loss and emotional upheaval. When a brain injury limits the victim's ability to participate in work and social activities- the strain on the patient and the patient's family can be very challenging. In such circumstances obtaining the assistance of a competent brain injury attorney may help to ease the financial strain.

Spouses, children acting as caregivers and parents of those who have sustained a brain injury often find themselves overwhelmed with an ongoing need for information. Finding help can be a complicated and exhausting task. An experienced brain injury attorney can often help with these challenges as well.

Recovery from the effects of severe brains injuries often involves lengthy rehabilitation and re-learning. We have some of the best neurologists, neurosurgeons, brain doctors, and therapists right here in Hawaii. There are many new treatments which provide great hope and nearly unlimited options for brain injury patients. The best results for treatment for brain injuries often are obtained by starting the treatment early.

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For further information about brain injury, you may wish to: Contact the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA).

Here at Accident Lawyer Hawaii, we would be proud to consult with you about your serious traumatic brain injury case. Please feel free to contact Accident Lawyer Hawaii now for a free evaluation of your brain injury case.


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