Brain Injuries from Car Accidents
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, auto accidents are the second-leading cause of traumatic brain injury in Michigan. As a Michigan auto accident law firm, our attorneys have helped hundreds of people living with brain injuries caused by a car crash throughout the years. In the video above, Grand Rapids auto accident attorney, Tom Sinas, describes these types of injuries, underlining the fact that a person can sustain a traumatic brain injury in a car collision without even hitting their head in the crash. He also describes Michigan’s threshold injury law, which requires an injured party has to be able to prove that they have a certain level of injury that surpasses this threshold in order to present their case to a jury. However, Michigan has a special rule regarding brain injuries sustained in auto accidents, which allows the victim to surpass the threshold requirement if a physician who regularly diagnoses and treats closed-head injuries testifies under oath that there may have been a serious neurological injury. Because of this, specialized medical providers play a pivotal role in auto accident cases and the legal rights of victims. Also, people suffering a brain injury caused by a motor vehicle accident are entitled to a set of rights under the Michigan no-fault law. The allowable expense benefit, a portion of the rights most Michigan motorists are entitled to, is even more crucial to those with traumatic brain injuries from car accidents because it can provide long-term medical care. From direct medical care to comprehensive rehabilitation, this benefit can provide a vast array of resources dedicated to helping you on your path to recovery. Learn more about Michigan auto no-fault PIP benefits here.
Michigan Brain Injury Resources
If you’ve experienced a brain injury of any kind, resources for you and your family are plentiful in Michigan. We hope you’ll find the list of Michigan brain injury resources below helpful in your journey toward recovery.
Michigan Department of Community Health – Traumatic Brain Injury Resources– a website dedicated to helping educate those who have sustained brain injuries and their families and caregivers.
Michigan Resource Guide for Persons with Traumatic Brain Injury and Their Families -This document provides pertinent information you need to keep in mind if you or a loved one has suffered from a traumatic brain injury.
Brain Injury Association of Michigan (BIAMI)– a nonprofit organization committed to serving brain injury survivors and their loved ones. It provides a number of seminars, webinars, and resources.
Origami Brain Injury Rehabilitation Center – a nonprofit located in Mason, Michigan that offers medical care, residential programs, community-based programs, outpatient programs, and other professional services to assist those living with brain injury.
Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital – located in Grand Rapids, Mary Free Bed offers a number of programs, clinics, services, and resources that help West Michigan residents living with brain injuries.
Hope Network – with locations in East Lansing, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, and Coldwater, Hope Network offers a number of rehabilitation programs including transitional inpatient brain injury rehabilitation, neurobehavioral inpatient program, and community-based Brain injury rehabilitation.
Michigan Brain Injury Law Firm – Over 60 Years of Experience
As a personal injury law office representing those suffering from head trauma, we know how common brain injuries are. They can happen at any time, without warning, and have the ability to completely change your life forever. If you decide to seek legal representation as a result of your brain injury, be sure you choose a Michigan brain injury law firm with years of experience working for survivors of traumatic brain injury. Call us today at 866.758.0031.
Preventing Bicycle-Related Brain Injuries, One Helmet at a Time
In addition to protecting the legal rights of brain injury victims, our law office is also committed to preventing brain injury accidents, especially with children.
Each year, we partner with a number of state and local organizations to present Lids for Kids – a bike helmet giveaway and safety event. We have properly fitted and given away thousands of free helmets to Michigan children year-after-year. We believe that if we can prevent even just one brain injury – it’s well worth it.