Brain injury and spinal cord Injury events always deserve prompt legal scrutiny. In analyzing the facts of the injury event, analyzing and accessing available insurance, and in advocacy, the lawyer plays an important role in the recovery process.

Neurolaw is a specific field of jurisprudence dedicated to brain injury and spinal cord injury case representation. This is the synthesis of medicine, rehabilitation and the law. A neurolawyer, through interest, education, and training, has developed a special expertise in representing clients with brain injury and spinal cord injury.

Issues often arise with regard to the cause of injury, the medical necessity or appropriateness of c:ertain medical and rehabilitative treatments, and the real impact on the lives of the survivor and family. The lawyer’s role is to deal with these issues on behalf of the family as an advisor, investigator, communicator, advocate, negotiator and gladiator. To do this effectively, the neurolaw attorney must be knowledgeable about the biomechanics of neurotrauma, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neuropsychology, neurorehabilitation, and the special needs which accompany brain injury and spinal cord injury.

The central goal of the neurolawyer is to improve the quality of life for brain injury and spinal cord injury survivors and their families. To this extent, the neurolawyer is an important member of the team of professionals involved in the care and treatment of those who have brain injury and spinal cord injury.

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