The team at Bressman Law understands how difficult life can be after suffering a traumatic brain injury. The medical bills and inability to work can leave anyone feeling hopeless. However, you may have options. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) lawyer in Gahanna can help you recover compensation to pay for any injury-related costs if we can prove another party caused your injury.
Call us today at 877-538-1116 for a complimentary evaluation.
Damages Available in a Gahanna TBI Case
The damages available in your case will depend on the nature and severity of the brain injury you or your loved one sustained.
If you or a loved one suffered a severe brain injury, has lasting disabilities, or requires ongoing care, your payout will probably be much larger than someone who suffered a relatively minor concussion. Depending on the circumstances of your injury, you may be entitled to compensation any or all of the following:
- Medical care, including hospitalization;
- Inpatient rehabilitation and therapy;
- Outpatient therapies;
- Prescription drug costs;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of future income and benefits;
- Home health care and in-home nursing care;
- Ongoing care costs;
- Future injury-related expenses;
- Wheelchairs and other adaptive equipment;
- Wheelchair lifts, ramps, and other modifications;
- Miscellaneous related costs; and
- Pain and suffering
If your loved one died because of their TBI, we may also be able to file a wrongful death claim and help you recover compensation based on these damages. Do not hesitate to call us to learn more.
Navigating the Claims Process After a TBI in Gahanna
When we discuss your case during your initial consultation, one of the first things we will do is to identify the laws that may apply to your situation. Most commonly, these cases involve:
- Auto insurance laws;
- Personal injury law; or
- Vicarious liability.
The applicable laws depends on how your TBI occurred and what led to the accident. For example, if a defective product caused the brain injury, we would apply product liability laws. If it happened in a truck accident with a negligent truck driver, auto insurance laws and the vicarious liability doctrine would apply. This can be somewhat complex, but we handle these cases regularly and can explain how the applicable laws affect the claims process.
If you enlist our help with your case, we will launch a full investigation into the circumstances of your accident and injury. This process includes:
- Identifying and analyzing the evidence in your case;
- Interviewing any eyewitnesses;
- Searching for and reviewing any videos of the accident;
- Reviewing accident reports and police reports;
- Enlisting the help of experts to explain your accident and injuries, if necessary;
- Identifying all potentially at-fault parties;
- Working to understand each party’s role in causing or contributing to your injury;
- Using the evidence we collect to prove negligence and liability; and
- Proving the value of your damages through copies of bills, receipts, and other documentation.
Once we build a strong case on your behalf, we can begin the claims process. In most cases, this means filing an insurance claim with the at-fault party’s auto, home, or business liability insurer. We send a letter that outlines our case and demands a payout for the damages you suffered.
In most cases, the at-fault party’s insurance company responds with a counter-offer and begins the negotiation process. We can usually negotiate a fair settlement during this process by showing the evidence we have against the responsible party in your case.
Occasionally, we do have to take a Gahanna TBI case to court. In some cases, the insurance company will attempt to reduce or reject your claim by denying liability or alleging you contributed to your own injuries. When this happens, we will file the lawsuit for you and represent you in court. We present your case and the evidence we collected to the judge and jury and ask them to award you the compensation you deserve to cover your damages.
Statute of Limitations on Ohio TBI Lawsuits
Ohio’s statute of limitations on negligence cases typically gives you two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit based on your TBI, but, under certain circumstances, could be less or more. If we do not file a civil suit during this period, you will not be able to recover compensation.
Contact our legal team today so we can start building your case.
Reach out to a TBI Lawyer Near You
If you or a family member suffered a TBI in a Gahanna, OH, we may be able to help you hold the at-fault party liable for your physical, financial, and emotional losses. Attorney David Bressman and the team from Bressman Law offers complimentary case evaluations for Ohio brain injury victims.
Call our office today at 877-538-1116 to schedule your free initial consultation.