Brain injuries occur as a result of two different circumstances. Either a sudden impact causes the brain to collide with the skull, a closed head injury, or an object impacts the skull and damages the brain, an open head injury.
Brain injuries can cause incredibly serious medical problems, and they can change a person’s life forever. Brain injuries often occur from incidents like:
Building a TBI Case
Brain injuries can be difficult to detect, especially if they are closed head injuries because there are very few outer signs or symptoms. Brain injury symptoms and effects can even arise months after the incident that caused the brain injury occurred.
This can make your brain injury claim very difficult to handle through the court system without the experienced assistance of catastrophic injury attorneys like Brown & Brown, LLP.
Brain injuries that have not been diagnosed soon after the incident can cause serious problems. In order to detect a brain injury, look for symptoms and warning signs:
- Change in Behavior
- Mobility Difficulties
- Poor Balance
- Poor Coordination
- Impulsive Behavior
- Loss of Vision
- Loss of Taste
- Aggressive Behavior
- Inability to Focus
- Hearing Loss
- Breathing Difficulties
Impact of Brain Trauma
A brain injury can affect every aspect of both the victim’s life and the people around them. Many times, people who suffer brain injuries require full-time care and medical attention.
For many families, this can be an enormous emotional and financial burden they are forced to bear. If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, contact Brown & Brown for a free consultation. Our brain injury attorneys will work with you to understand the details of your case and pursue full compensation.
Who Can Be Held Responsible for Your TBI Case?
The person responsible for your accident can be held accountable for damages in your TBI case. It may be extremely difficult to establish liability based on accident reports alone. Having a lawyer on your side who can investigate your claim to identify all liable parties may help to improve your chances of a successful claim.
What Is the Average Payout for a Brain Injury Case?
There is no average payout for personal injury claims. Settlements and verdicts can vary widely based on the specifics of the case. The best way to learn what your claim may be worth is through a one-on-one consultation with an experienced and proven brain injury lawyer.
When Should You Reach Out to a Brain Injury Lawyer for Your TBI Case?
You should always talk to a lawyer following an accident that results in serious injury. Insurance companies may be quick to offer a settlement. They know that once you have accepted a settlement, you have waived your right to seek further compensation. Talking to a lawyer before accepting an offer from insurance allows you a fuller picture of your rights and options, and may be incredibly useful in helping you decide the best path forward.
What Should You Bring for Your Initial Meeting With a Brain Injury Lawyer?
Bring everything related to your claim to your free initial consultation. This includes any current medical bills and reports, evidence of lost wages, and a list of medications and/or appliances needed to maintain daily comfort.
When you call our office to schedule your free consultation, we will provide you with a list of things to bring. And remember, if you can’t come to us, we’ll come to you, where we can help you gather all relevant information.
Can I Pursue a Brain Injury Case on Behalf of a Loved One?
You may be able to file a brain injury lawsuit if you are the parent or guardian of the victim. You may also be able to file a claim if you have power of attorney or if you are the executor of the victim’s estate. Discussing the details of your potential claim with an experienced lawyer will help you understand if you are entitled to seek justice on behalf of a victim of brain injury.
What Type of Evidence Can Be Gathered for a TBI Case?
Evidence that can be used in a TBI case includes medical records, accident reports, witness statements, and documentation of all expenses related to the case. It can be very difficult to gather all appropriate information on your own, making it a good idea to work with an experienced brain injury lawyer who knows exactly what will be needed to establish your claim.
How Can a TBI Attorney Help You Pursue Compensation for Your Injury?
Many brain injury claims are settled through insurance before an attorney is involved. This often results in victims of brain injury accepting much less than they are actually due. It is a good idea to discuss your case with a lawyer who can assess your claim to help you understand what it may really be worth.
At Brown & Brown, we know how to fight for fair and full compensation. We prepare every case for trial, even if it will likely settle in mediation. In this way, we can help to ensure that you are not being cheated out of the settlement you truly deserve. Experienced, dedicated, and effective, our brain injury attorneys can also help you select proper treatment from highly trained professionals to assist you in making the best recovery possible.
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