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Goodman Acker Supports Brain Injury Association of Michigan Conference


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Detroit personal injury lawyers at Goodman Acker, P.C. are proud to announce our support of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan (a non-profit 501 (c)(3) association). The association serves as the critical link between those living with a brain injury, their families, and the nation’s largest, most comprehensive statewide provider network of brain injury rehabilitation centers, medical treatment facilities, care providers, programs and professionals anywhere in the country.

Goodman Acker, P.C. recently sponsored the 35th annual conference that took place at the Lansing Center on September 18th and 19th. The purpose of this 2-day conference was to provide state-of-the art information about brain injury treatment and therapies, which will foster maximum rehabilitation and a good quality of life. This conference is designed to benefit persons engaged in therapies with persons recovering from injury as well as caregivers and persons with brain injury.

“As a personal injury lawyer, I as well as the rest of my team see the results of accidents every day. Many of the families we represent are of those who suffer a traumatic brain injury. Goodman Acker, P.C. believes in the vision of the Brain Injury Association of Michigan and hopes with our support and the support of others, everyone affected by brain injury will have immediate and equal access to services and support to help lead full and meaningful lives” says Partner and Attorney Gerald Acker.

Michigan Resources for People with Brain Injuries and their Families

Traumatic brain injury, primarily referred to as TBI, is often the result of an accident. In fact, car accidents are one of the main causes of such injuries, which means for those victims who suffer from a TBI, one moment their life is fine and the next moment their life has completely changed.

For this reason, many who suffer from traumatic brain injury or their family members do not know where to turn after the accident. As a resource, our Detroit brain injury lawyers have comprised a list of helpful resources in Michigan for those who suffer from TBI.

  • Brain Injury Association of Michigan Family Helpline: 800-444-6443. Family members can call this number and speak with an Information and Referral Specialist who can offer guidance, provide information, advocacy, and other types of support needed. There is no charge to call and no charge for the services.

  • Support Groups: Support groups are a form of therapy where you can meet and talk with other brain injury victims who may be experiencing the same emotions, behavioral, and financial concerns. For a list of brain injury support groups in Michigan visit http://www.biami.org/supportgroups.

  • eLibrary: Education is key to understanding your injury, what to expect, treatment, and more. The Brain Injury Association of Michigan offers an online library of downloadable documents that will help keep you informed and educated on TBI.

  • Experienced Attorney: Depending on how the injury was caused, those who suffer from a TBI may be able to get compensated for their injuries, including payment of their medical bills and payment for all future treatment during the course of their lifetime. TBI’s often require life-long treatment, which can be a huge financial concern for victims and their families. Discussing your case with an attorney who has tried cases before involving head injuries could mean the difference between getting your bills paid or not. At Goodman Acker, P.C. our attorneys have over 30 years of experience helping TBI victims and we can help you too. Call our office 24/7 if you have questions regarding your rights and who is responsible for paying your medical bills.