Our Personal Injury solicitors provide effective, caring legal representation for survivors of head injuries caused by negligence.
Brain damage from head injuries can rob a person of a sense of self. It can turn a person into a mere shadow of his or her former self. At the very least brain damage can seriously compromise quality of life. While brain damage may strike a single individual, in reality it is the family that bears the brunt of its destructive impact.
Most of our cases are related to car crashes, but also include injury sustained from falls, sports, clinical negligence and other injuries caused by the fault of others.
Our primary aim is to ensure that each survivor’s treatment allows for maximum rehabilitation so that he or she recover to the fullest extent possible and move on to build a new life. We are sensitive to the needs of the survivor’s family, recognising the extraordinary pressures and considerable changes which traumatic brain injuries bring to bear. Our Personal Injury solicitors work closely with survivor families to assure that family members are able to cope with these changes, and provide assistance in finding support groups, and in engaging the services of other professionals whose care may help ease the strain of establishing a new lifestyle.
Working with a group of carefully chosen experts and specialists, our Personal Injury solicitors complete a thorough evaluation to clearly identify the long-term effects of the survivor’s head injuries and focus our resources on effective legal representation to achieve maximum damages for survivor disabilities.
Working with experienced investigators, engineers and others, we put together cases to establish liability. Because of the many variables that affect how brain injuries manifest in each individual, every injury is unique and complex. To do the job properly our Personal Injury solicitors strive to keep an intimate knowledge of law and a working understanding of the nature and effects of head injuries, rehabilitation medicine and related disciplines.
Director, Andrew Payne, has practised law for over 30 years. He is a Member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel (and has been since it was set up in 1994). He continues to devote considerable time and effort to expanding his legal and medical knowledge.
About our representation
Our Personal Injury solicitors co-ordinate our services with those provided by medical, treatment and
“Our first consideration is survivor recovery and rehabilitation.”
other professionals to ensure that every client reaches the full potential of his or her recovery.
Care for the survivor and family
Because brain injury inextricably involves both family and survivor, our Personal Injury solicitors extend the scope of our practice to encompass both. We place special emphasis on communicating with our clients, as well as with the survivor’s treatment support network, to ensure that our clients have a clear understanding of the head injury, its long term implications, and the remedies that are available.
We prepare the legal groundwork to assure that the survivor of head injuries and their families are prepared for the changes that lay ahead, drawing on a range of services to forecast future needs. Using legal channels, our Personal Injury solicitors then go on to secure the resources that will be required to meet those needs.
We give personal attention in providing help and support to our clients
Help in gathering and interpreting information
To prepare our clients, our Personal Injury solicitors gather information about the survivor’s medical condition and prognosis. We liaise with the care manager and members of the treatment support network to ensure that our client is provided with all of the pertinent facts. We review the material with our client to ensure that he or she clearly understands the information presented, carefully review the options available and help to weigh the ramifications of various decisions. We walk our clients through the decision process, so that in the end he or she may feel comfortable and secure, knowing that their decisions are based on complete information and are carefully reasoned.
Help to avoid unnecessary problems
Survivor recovery may take many months and the road to rehabilitation even longer. Our Personal Injury solicitors understand the agony and frustrations that the survivor and family endure and work diligently to help you avoid as many problems as you can, and to help find appropriate solutions for those that do arise.
Help in dealing with finances
Head injury survivors and their families are often faced with staggering financial burdens, resulting from medical costs, occupational and economic loss and the cost of life-long survivor care. We provide counsel and legal assistance to anticipate costs and help arrange to deal with them. Our Personal Injury solicitors also focus on ensuring that needed support for survivor deficits is met.
Full support of qualified specialists
We have developed a solid network of skilled advisors who contribute valuable expertise. These include neurological medical professionals who provide comprehensive examination, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation, and expert evidence. Our Personal Injury solicitors also work with qualified financial experts who evaluate and project expenses and develop financial management plans so that necessary mechanisms, such as trust funds, can be set up to provide optimum financial protection and security for each survivor.
Empathetic, clear-minded advice
The time required to bring a head injury case to trial, and the enormity of the process, can take a toll on both survivor and family. We endeavour to provide our clients with needed emotional support as our Personal Injury solicitors work through the litigation process with them. At the same time we are careful to maintain an objective distance so that we may always offer the clear-minded advice our clients need to make the careful choices and sound decisions required to achieve the best results possible.
Our Personal Injury solicitors are available to clients
We are available to our clients from the time of injury through the planning and implementation of rehabilitation, life care and financial planning steps, and throughout litigation. We are also available after settlement to assist with other issues that may arise in the future.
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