Comerford Law Office provides legal services for veterans seeking veterans’ disability benefits.
James R. Comerford has fulfilled the United States Department of Veteran’s Affairs accreditation process and is authorized to represent Veterans obtain disability benefits
Thousands of military members come home from Afghanistan, Iraq, and prior war zones suffering from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). In fact, this type of injury is so common in recent years that many refer to it as the “signature wound” of the recent wars. In addition, many veterans who return home have not been properly diagnosed and may not be aware that they are suffering from this injury that can have serious and disabling effects.
TBIs can happen in a variety of circumstances and some of the most common include getting hit in the head, having an object penetrate your skull and brain, or even from a sharp jolt or vibration that shakes your brain inside your skull. When any of these occur, the brain tissue can be damaged, which in turn disrupts the normal functioning of that part of the brain. This injury is particularly common due to insurgents in Iraq and Afghanistan regularly using roadside bombs and other improvised explosive devices (IEDs) against U.S. military members.
While a brain injury may not be as outwardly obvious as a lost limb or another physical injury, it can certainly have serious and potentially life-changing effects for a veteran. First, many veterans with TBI will lose consciousness for a period of time – some may blackout for a few minutes while others may be in a coma for months. Even after regaining consciousness, some of the common lasting effects of this injury can include:
As you can imagine, all of these effects can make it very difficult to hold down a job or even participate in social activities. TBIs can also lead to the development of seizures, premature Parkinson’s disease, premature dementia, premature Alzheimer’s, and more.
In the past, the VA has not fully considered all of the ways that a TBI can be disabling. However, in recent years, new rules have been passed that make it easier to obtain veteran’s disability benefits for TBI and related mental conditions that may later develop. If you sustained a TBI at war and believe you need benefits, call our office to discuss your eligibility.
Traumatic brain injuries are invisible and complex injuries and many veterans suffering from a TBI understandably feel misunderstood. As a committed advocate for veterans, VA disability attorney James R. Comerford has seen firsthand how significantly a TBI can affect your life and knows how important benefits can be to you and your family. The Comerford Law Office will fight for your rights to benefits for your TBI, so please today at 312-863-8572 to discuss how we can help you.
I contacted Jim after my first denial for SS Disability. He was referred to me by a good friend who had retained him for her Disability odyssey as well. My Disability case was somewhat difficult because I didn’t have a nice, large cache of medical documentation to back up my claim. Despite this and other complications Jim helped me get through my hearing and I received a fully favorable decision from the Judge and now I am just waiting to start receiving my benefits,
James is an absolutely great lawyer. He fully understands his area of expertise, he’s quick to answer any questions with clear, concise directions on how to proceed. His insight into understanding how to navigate with many case laws and government agencies helped me as his client better understand the case law and it’s ways. James is quick to answer emails and phone calls, and made me feel very comfortable. I highly, highly recommended James for his case law specialties. A professional and true gentleman, even when I would ramble on with worry, James was very understanding and able to put my concerns at ease.
Jim is absolutely one of the nicest, most compassionate, and intelligent lawyers out there. He is fast to answer any question with clear, concise direction. His insight into understanding how to navigate with many government agencies helps his clients in many ways. Jim is quick to answer emails and calls, and makes his clients feel very comfortable. Highly, highlyrecommended.
Jim is a good lawyer that helped us through a difficult purchase of our home(he also was the lawyer for the sale of our previous home).
We had quite a few issues with the details of the purchase with both the bank and the seller that James made sure were resolved as quickly as possible. When the selling lawyer would not respond to phone calls/emails Jim physically went to the lawyer’s office and made sure that the final details were pushed through.
I would recommend Jim as an attorney as he is very knowledgeable and thorough on the work that he does.
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