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Frontal Lobe Injury

As the focus of the central nervous system, the brain is the most important organ in the body. As such, it is protected by one of the most solid sets of bones, the skull. However, it is composed of a soft, jelly-like substance and, when the head is given a hard jolt, is still susceptible to injury. The brain serves two primary functions, to receive information from the body about what it needs, and to send electrical impulses out to the body. In this way, the brain controls the rest of the body. The brain is divided into four major lobes: frontal, parietal, occipital, and temporal. Each lobe has a different role.

What Is The Frontal Lobe?

The frontal lobe is located at the front of the brain, as one can guess from its name. As the control center for our emotional and social senses, the frontal lobe has a great deal to do with personality, including problem solving, judgment, impulse control, memory (particularly long-term memory), language, and sexual behavior. It also has a great deal of influence over motor control, particularly fine motor control. In the event of frontal lobe injury, as with any brain injury, immediate medical care is vital, but you should also speak with a brain injury attorney to discuss your options.

What Effects Does Frontal Lobe Injury Have?

Patients may notice changes in social skills, emotional patterns, judgment, and ability to solve problems, or control their impulses because the frontal lobe is essentially the source of personality. A patient in extreme cases may seem to have an entirely different personality. Their may be impairment in fine motor control, such as the ability to write neatly, or accurately get a key into a keyhole in a single try, or weakness of hands and fingers. The ability to communicate verbally or to read or process written language may be affected. If you or a loved one experiences any of these symptoms after a head injury, seek medical care immediately even if some time has passed; symptoms of brain injury may take time to present.

How Can An Attorney Help?

  • Because frontal lobe injury symptoms can take some time to present, insurance companies may be hesitant to pay claims, but these injuries are just too important to go untreated. An attorney can negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to ensure that you continue to get the care that you need.
  • In accidents, negligence can be very difficult to assess, and an injury that may not appear until later, or that has such permanently life-changing implications complicates the matter. An attorney can look at the details of your accident, and decide whether you have a legal claim. If you do, he or she can take control of the legal case for you.
  • An attorney can help you file claims for worker’s compensation or disability as appropriate, and help ensure that you medical and financial needs are met, even into the future.

The dedicated brain injury attorneys at The Law Firm of Fuicelli and Lee know that when it comes to protecting your rights after such a serious injury, experience matters. The firm believes in honest and open communication, beginning with a FREE CONSULTATION. They work hard for their clients, bringing all of their collective experience and skills to bear to get the best outcome they possibly can for you. If you or a loved one has sustained a frontal lobe injury, contact Fuicelli and Lee, PC today at (303) 355-7202.

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