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Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury is one of the most serious personal injuries you can experience. The symptoms may be invisible at first, but can last for the rest of your life. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone else's negligence or malice, you are entitled to fair compensation for your injuries.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when you are struck in the head, resulting in swelling and other injuries to your brain. Concussions are the most common form of TBI, but TBIs can include a range of injuries, including skull fractures, open head wounds, and even objects lodged inside of the brain. The most severe TBIs are immediately fatal, but even minor TBIs can have long-lasting and even permanent side effects.

What Are the Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Any head injury warrants immediate medical attention, even if you feel fine. Moreover, deciding to forgo medical attention can permanently reduce your damages if you file a lawsuit, so there are legal reasons to go to the emergency room, too. Remember, the effects of a TBI are not always readily apparent. Some of the symptoms of a TBI include:

Who is Liable for a Traumatic Brain Injury?

When courts assess who is liable for a traumatic brain injury, they are exploring who is at fault. To be compensated for your injuries, you must prove that someone else is at fault for them. Ideally, it’s best to sue an entity that has insurance, since TBIs can be quite costly, and individuals may not have the money to cover large trial awards. Some common targets for TBI lawsuits include:

You must prove that the other party acted negligently or maliciously; it’s not enough to demonstrate that you were injured in an interaction with the other entity. Proving liability can be difficult if you don’t have an attorney, so don’t try to go it alone.

What Compensation Am I Entitled to for a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injuries can produce costly medical bills, and you may continue to incur costs for the rest of your life. In determining the amount to which you are entitled, the court will look at what damages you have incurred. If you settle your case before it makes it to trial, it will be up to you to determine what constitutes a reasonable and fair settlement.

Some factors that can increase the damages to which you are entitled include:

Why You Need a Lawyer for Your TBI Case

A TBI is a complicated, long-lasting injury. Most people are poorly equipped to assess how much their injuries will cost them in the long-run. An attorney who is highly experienced at litigating TBI claims can assess the value of your case, then help you determine what is a fair settlement.

Concerned about costs? Don’t be. If your claim is viable, most TBI personal injury lawyers will take your case on a contingency basis. That means the attorney takes a share of your winnings or settlement, but you don’t have to pay a cent if you don’t win anything.

The costs of representing yourself can be exorbitant! The other side may take advantage of your legal inexperience, refuse to offer a fair settlement, or even come after you for attorney’s fees. Personal injury law is complex, and no layperson can reasonably be expected to litigate these cases without extensive experience. Even a single missed filing deadline or botched civil procedure can ruin your case. You’ve already suffered enough, so don’t add the stress of losing your claim—or litigating it yourself—to the mix.

Zealous legal advocacy wins cases and earns fair settlement offers. Contact us today so we can begin working on your behalf!





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