What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A Message from Trial Masters
According to the internationally recognized Mayo Clinic, “A traumatic brain injury is caused by a blow or other traumatic injury to the head or body. The degree of damage can depend on several factors, including the nature of the event and the force of impact.” As this definition implies, there is a lot of diversity among traumatic brain injuries. Some could result in relatively small injuries, such as a conclusion that is temporary. On the other hand, traumatic brain injuries have the potential to cause paralysis, comas, and even death. However, regardless of the severity of your injury, it is important that you or a loved one takes actions. Traumatic brain injuries are inherently expensive due to all of the medical accommodations needed, and you and your family should not be left footing the costs when you did not ask to get a traumatic brain injury.
If your injury is due to the negligence or recklessness of another, reach out to our office today to learn more about what we can do for you. Under most state laws, traumatic brain injuries are to be treated like personal injuries. This means that a lawyer can file a lawsuit in civil court to seek compensation from the liable party (who caused your injury in the first place). Per existing relevant state statutes, you can get compensation for medical expenses (e.g. doctor’s bills, ambulance ride, hospital stay, rehabilitation, follow care, etc.), loss of income (i.e. time off of work due to the injury and, in some cases, the inability to earn an income in the future), and pain and suffering (e.g. the emotional distress of the family can be take into account and monetized by the court). Most lawyers will seek to get you the maximum amount of compensation allowed under the existing laws.
Paying For Your Legal Battle
Going to court can be expensive. From court fees to paying for expert witnesses, the costs add up. However, for Traumatic Brain Injuries, law firms will often work on a contingency fee structure. Instead of paying a retainer, firms will wait until after they have won your case and you have a financial compensation package. Only after they have won your case will you be billed. Additionally, firms will even review your case for free before you decide to hire them.
If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury, reach out to a member of Trial Masters with experience in dealing with Traumatic Brain Injuries.