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Brain Injuries: Do You Have A Case?
When injured after hitting your head, consequences can lead to a traumatic brain disorder, and sometimes, sadly, death. While some traumatic brain injury symptoms can go undetected for years, having a qualified injury lawyer can be the differentiating factor when pursuing pain and suffering, medical expenses, rehabilitative costs, and any other damages. As this injury is highly complex and challenging, speaking to a brain injury lawyer immediately is vital to getting the money you deserve.
Most Common Brain Injuries
- Concussion – this is caused when the brain receives trauma from an impact or a sudden momentum or movement change.
- Contusion – a contusion is a bruise (bleeding) on the brain.
- Coup-Contrecoup Injury – describes contusions that are both at the site of the impact and on the complete opposite side of the brain.
- Diffuse Axonal Injury – this can be caused by shaking or strong rotation of the head, as with Shaken Baby Syndrome, or by rotational forces, such as with a car accident.
- Traumatic Brain Injury – damage to living brain tissue by an external mechanical force or motion.
- Anoxic Event – near drowning, electrical shock, drug overdose, kidney/heart failure, industrial/chemical exposure, injury subsequent to TBI/CVA.
Winning Compensation After A Brain Injury
A brain injury can have disastrous consequences for an accident victim. The human brain is the most complex creation in the known universe. Therefore, injuries to the brain are extremely difficult to treat, as doctors are just beginning to understand the secrets of its complexity. Damage to the organ can result in life-changing problems, such as:
- Memory loss
- Physical impairment
- Internal bleeding
- Speech difficulties
- Loss of mobility
Brain injuries are often the result of another person’s negligent or reckless action. Examples of accidents caused by others that could result in a brain injury include:
- Motor vehicle accidents, in which the other driver was to blame
- Slip and fall accidents, when an owner fails to maintain his property safely
- Playground accidents, due to faulty equipment or poor design
- Medical malpractice, in which a doctor causes a patient’s injury
- An intentional violent attack by another person
Traumatic brain injury can be extremely expensive to treat. Patients may need brain surgery, intensive care, long hospital stays, nursing home care, physical and vocational rehabilitation, prescription drugs, and numerous outpatient services. This can place a serious financial burden on victims and their families. What is worse, brain injury patients are often temporarily or permanently disabled, and therefore unable to return to their jobs, resulting in more financial hardship.
Have you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury that was caused by another person, business, or government agency? If this is the case, you may be entitled to financial compensation. If your injury was caused by an irresponsible action of another person or organization, a brain injury lawyer can file a lawsuit to recover money for medical bills, salary replacement, pain and suffering compensation and other damages.
Winning Compensation for your Brain Injury
The first thing you should do to pursue your case is to hire a brain injury lawyer. A brain injury attorney can investigate the circumstances of your accident and gather evidence against the guilty person or entity. Brain injury lawyers know how to negotiate with insurance companies to get you the highest possible settlement, but they also are willing and able to take your case to a jury if need be. A brain injury attorney will fight for every dime to aid you in your recovery.
If a loved one died from a brain injury because of someone else’s negligent action, a brain injury attorney can file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover financial losses and compensate you for your mental anguish.
What If We Can’t Afford A Brain Injury Lawyer?
No matter your income level, you can afford to hire a brain injury lawyer. Almost all of these attorneys accept cases on a contingency fee basis. Many offer a special arrangement under which the lawyer does not charge the victim money as the case goes along, but rather, agrees to accept a percentage of the final settlement or award in lieu of hourly fees. Many brain injury lawyers have a “no-win, no-pay” guarantee, and virtually all brain injury attorneys offer free case evaluations.
Do not let your financial situation stop you from getting the justice and compensation you deserve for the accident. Statistics show that victims who hire lawyers usually end up with a great deal more money than those who don’t hire counsel, even after all legal fees are paid. Contact a brain injury attorney today by calling Lawyers Group. Our free service will put you in touch with a brain injury lawyer near your home. Simply call 1-800-948-1080 to speak with an attorney today.
Actions To Take When A Brain Injury Causes Death
Hopefully, your family member will recover. But if the worst happens and he passes away, a brain injury attorney can help the executor of his estate file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Consult a brain injury lawyer to learn about your specific state’s laws. Your family could receive money for medical bills, funeral expenses, burial costs, loss of income and earnings potential, loss of consortium and companionship, and in some states, even punitive damages for your traumatic brain injury.
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Should I Contact A Lawyer?
Find out if you have a brain injury claim by answering the questions below:?
- Have you experienced any decline with cognitive function such as amnesia, loss of consciousness, persistent headaches, the inability to speak or understand, mental confusion, difficulty focusing or memory loss?
- Is there any behavioral symptoms like abnormal laughing, aggression, irritability, and lack of restraint?
- Do you suffer from uncommon mood swings (anger, anxiety or depression)?
- Because of the injury, do you experience balance disorder, blackouts, dizziness, fainting or fatigue?
- As a result of the injury, do you suffer from nausea or vomiting?
- Are you experiencing irregular sensitivity to light or sound?
- Due to the injury, does blurry vision impact your daily routine?
If a brain injury has led to death, you may want to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit
Important: Time Limit to File Injury Claim
State law limits how long you have after an injury occurs until you file an injury claim. If you’ve been hurt in an accident or due to negligence, it’s critical you speak to a local personal injury lawyer as soon as possible, to see if you have a claim and can get money for your injuries, lost income, and medical bills.