Traumatic Brain Injury
Out-of-the-box thinking can lead to surprisingly positive results.
Downs Rachlin Martin Director and Litigation Service Area Chair Robert Luce is recognized in Vermont as a leading voice on traumatic brain injury, in the medical and advocacy communities as well as in the legal community. Assisted by paralegal Heather Rylant, Bob’s trial practice has concentrated on head injury, brain injury, concussion, and spinal cord injury claims for over 20 years.
Bob was one of the founding board members of the Brain Injury Association of Vermont and currently serves as chair. Recognizing that what many brain injury and concussion victims and their families want most is information, Bob maintains the Traumatic Brain Injury blog where he provides important background information and frequent updates on the remarkable work being done every day to improve our ability to diagnose brain injury, to treat concussion and brain injury, to prevent head injury, and to obtain compensation for brain injury caused by negligence.
In 1998 Bob recovered the first “mild” traumatic brain injury jury verdict of over $1,000,000 dollars and has since obtained many similar recoveries.
Legal ingenuity and neuro-thought leadership.
Bob is often called a “neurolawyer,” because his practice requires that he be knowledgeable about the biomechanics of neurotrauma, neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, neurochemistry, neuropsychology and the special needs that accompany concussion, brain injury, head injury and spinal cord injury.
Bob strongly believes that victims of TBI, concussion and spinal cord injury deserve ongoing and continuous support from their legal team with the full range of issues they face, including information concerning treatment options, assistance with health insurance issues and aggressive and creative advocacy to recover the funds needed to maximize rehabilitation and compensate for residual disabilities.
The most frequent feedback we receive from clients is “I wish we had found you sooner.”
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Downs Rachlin Martin attorney Robert Luce often writes about the impact of concussion, head injury and brain injury, improvements in diagnosis, treatment and the prevention of brain injury. For more on this and on strategies to obtain compensation for brain injury caused by negligence, visit his Traumatic Brain Injury Blog.
"I called my legal team from DRM the 'dream team' My life changed in a second after I sustained a traumatic brain injury when a car crossed over the center of the road and hit my car while driving on a bridge. I would not be where I am today if it was not for Bob Luce and Marie Whitbeck and their expertise with TBI and TBI litigation. Their knowledge and understanding of TBI is exemplary. They went above and beyond to assure all my medical needs at the time and my future needs were met. They were in constant communication with my team of doctors and myself. Most importantly, they constantly kept up on the latest research on TBI to best serve my needs. They handled the litigation with the highest degree of expertise. They are truly the most professional and trustworthy people you can have on your side under such circumstances."
-Leigh Clark, Survivor and Brain Injury Association of Vermont Board Memberback to top