Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Near Me
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can completely alter the scope of person’s life. It can mean long-term medical care and rehabilitation, permanent functional limitations, and a huge burden on finances. If you or a loved one has recently sustained a TBI, it is important to explore potential avenues of compensation so that your future is provided for. You may be able to file an injury claim and recover damages for your current and future medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.
A traumatic brain injury lawyer in Dublin, OH at Bressman Law can help. We serve Dublin and all nearby communities. We can review your case, determine if you are eligible to file a claim, and then explain how to pursue compensation for your injury. Contact our office today at 877-538-1116 and schedule a free consultation.
Am I eligible to file a personal injury claim for my traumatic brain injury?
TBIs result from a wide variety of events, including falls, auto accidents, sports injuries, violence, combat, and blows to the head. For a TBI to qualify you to file a personal injury claim, you must assess causation. In other words, did another party cause or contribute to your brain injury?
If another party:
1) owed you a duty of care;
2) somehow breached that duty by acting in a negligent manner, and
3) caused you to sustain a TBI;
then you are entitled to file an injury claim to recover damages.
For instance, all drivers have a duty of care or legal responsibility to drive in a safe manner so as not to pose unreasonable risk to other road users. If a driver drives drunk, crashes into your car, and injures you, s/he is financially liable for your damages. You can file a claim against the driver and collect compensation for your current and future losses.
Do I need a traumatic brain injury lawyer to file an injury claim?
Traumatic brain injury cases are complicated. You must be able to not only prove that the other party caused your injury, but also use medical evidence to prove the extent of your injuries and how much your total lifetime costs will be. And proving the subjective symptoms and effects of a brain injury, such as adverse personality changes, memory loss, emotional imbalance, and learning impairments to an insurance adjuster or judge can be challenging.
A lawyer with experience handling TBIs knows how to substantiate these types of claims and can be very beneficial to your case.
A TBI can result in millions of dollars in lifetime medical and rehabilitation expenses. Depending on the severity of the injury, victims and their families can expect to pay anywhere between $85,000 and $3 million, reports the University of Alabama at Birmingham Traumatic Brain Injury Model System.
As you can see, there is a lot riding on the outcome of your case. It is imperative that you handle it correctly and pursue it aggressively, something only a legal professional has been trained to do. Most people are just not familiar with the legal processes, rules, responsibilities, time lines, and negotiation strategies required for personal injury claims. It is easy to make a mistake or oversight that could cause you to lose your case.
It is far more advantageous to entrust your case to a TBI lawyer at Bressman Law. We can manage the investigation, insurance, and legal issues so that you can focus on rehabilitation.
What types of TBI cases does Bressman Law handle?
Our team at Bressman Law represents clients who were injured in various ways. Some of the most common TBI cases involve:
- Auto accidents
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Industrial and construction accidents
- Childhood TBI accidents
- Battery and other acts of violence
What types of damages can I recover for a TBI?
When you file a personal injury claim, you can pursue compensation for all of your losses, both current and future, related to your TBI. There are three categories of damages that TBI victims may be entitled to:
- Special damages: Special damages compensate you for the tangible, monetary losses you sustain as a result of an injury. These include medical bills, rehabilitation, in-home nurse care, household services, loss of wages, loss of work benefits, lost earning capacity, and long-term disability.
- General damages: General damages, sometimes referred to as pain and suffering damages, compensate you for the intangible losses you sustain that do not have an inherent dollar value, like emotional anguish. Other general damages include post-traumatic stress disorder, physical pain, depression, and lost qualify of life.
- Punitive damages: Unlike general and special damages that compensate you for your losses, punitive damages punish the negligent party (defendant) for misconduct and deter future wrongdoing. Not all injury cases involve punitive damages. Juries only award punitive damages in cases in which the defendant’s actions were grossly negligent, malicious, or willful.
When you work with Bressman Law, we will carefully assess the value of your case and calculate damages. With TBIs, we often work with forensic economic experts and medical experts to make sure we account for all of your needs to ensure you receive a fair award.
Can I afford an attorney to assist with my TBI case?
At Bressman Law, we believe injured victims in Dublin, OH and surrounding communities should have access to quality legal representation, regardless of their current financial situation. Therefore, we do not charge our clients upfront legal fees for personal injury cases. We only get paid if and when you win your case, so there are never any out-of-pocket expenses on your part.
This is part of our dedication to helping clients get compensation at difficult times in their lives, such as after suffering a serious injury.
Let us help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation with a traumatic brain injury lawyer in Dublin, OH: 877-538-1116.