Life will never been the same.
Every traumatic brain injury is different. Symptoms manifest in different ways depending on the injury and the person. But with TBI, change is the one constant.
My name is Shana De Caro, and I’m one of the partners here at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP.
Let me start by saying that I do not have a TBI. And I cannot claim to truly understand what you are going through, or your personal struggles.
But with over 35 years experience advocating for brain injury survivors, I am in a unique position to understand the challenges you will face in your life after TBI.
And I would truly like to help you adapt to your new life.
A Brain Injury Is Like Waking Up In A Foreign Country
One of the best analogies I have heard used to describe suffering a TBI is that it’s like suddenly waking up in a foreign country.
It feels like everyone -- including friends, family, and loved ones -- is speaking a foreign language.
Not only must you learn this new language, but you are now forced to adapt to fit in culturally, and socially to your new world.
You didn’t chose to go on this trip. But nonetheless, it’s a journey you will be on for the rest of your life.
No-One Can Really Understand What YOU Are Going Through
I prefaced by stating that I cannot claim to truly understand your experiences. The same can apply to friends and family.
“Oh, I’m always forgetting things too”.
“Yeah, I suffer from bad headaches, I know what it’s like”.
May be stated with good intention. But that does not make them easy to hear.
And perhaps the hardest of all is:
“You’re so lucky to have survived”.
When lucky may be the last thing that you feel on that particular day.
Brain injuries are not fair. And it’s natural to feel injustice, or even anger, at your situation.
Every TBI Is Different
Which means that every legal case involving a TBI is different.
The brain is an incredibly complex organ. And when your brain is injured, the symptoms can vary greatly depending on:
- The severity of the injury
- The part of the brain which was injured
- The individual suffering the injury and their personal circumstances
Our brain injury lawyers are highly trained. We have a deep understanding of the medical complexities of brain injury, and of course the legalities.
But a textbook cannot explain how you feel.
And often we feel that the most important skill we have in our toolset, is simply listening.
Of course we want to hear about the circumstances around your injury, as this will be one of the key factors in deciding the appropriate action for your case.
But we also want to hear about your personal experience with brain injury. The physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms that you live with, and how your injury has changed your life.
We will draw on our experience, but your journey, and your case is unique to you.
We’re here to listen. And we’re here to help.
My firm helps TBI sufferers receive full and fair compensation for ALL their injuries.
Money can’t reverse the brain injury you sustained from a car accident, medical malpractice, or other cause. But it can help lift the financial burden of medical bills, lost wages, and other costs from your shoulders.
Your settlement will provide funds to use for long-term rehabilitation and medical care, replace loss of income, provide for your family, and get the assistance you need to live productively in your community.
So you should never feel guilty about investigating whether you may have a case.
Our highly trained, experienced, and compassionate brain injury lawyers will help you through the process from start to finish.
Your life may never be the same. And you may always yearn for the pre-injury “you”.
But our firm can help alleviate some of the financial pressures you may be facing after your injury.
So please get in touch, and allow us to assist you on your journey.