A traumatic brain injury can change your life — or the life of a loved one — forever. You are likely facing astronomical medical bills. And, if your injury is keeping you from working, you likely have no way to pay them. However, if another party caused your brain injury, you can hold that party liable for any injury-related costs.
Unfortunately, recovering the compensation you deserve is often quite difficult. It does not need to be. Get help from a traumatic brain injury lawyer in Hilliard. Bressman Law can prepare and submit your claim, then negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company. We can also help you get the medical care and attention you need.
Contact Bressman Law today for help: 877-538-1116.
When Can I Seek Compensation for a Traumatic Brain Injury?
If someone else’s negligence caused you or a loved one to suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may have the legal right to pursue financial compensation.
The medical costs for treating a brain injury can quickly jump to hundreds of thousands of dollars. And, if you require further treatment or long-term care, the costs will continue to mount. If you are unable to work, you will have no way to pay your bills or keep a roof over your head.
Below are a couple scenarios in which you could have a valid legal claim for compensation.
- Motor Vehicle Accident: if it resulted from someone’s negligence(e.g., someone was texting and rear-ended you at a stoplight)
- Dangerous or Defective Product: if you were using the product as directed (e.g., if you used a chair as a stepladder, you cannot file a claim if you fell off the chair and suffered a head injury)
We can help you determine whether you have a valid claim and whether someone’s negligence caused or contributed to your injuries.
What Is the Value of My Traumatic Brain Injury Case?
Every case is different, so we cannot give you an exact dollar amount. However, you can expect to recover compensation for the following:
- Current medical bills and care costs
- Future medical bills and care costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of future income potential
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of life enjoyment
To determine the value of your case, we will gather medical bills, wage statements, and other relevant documents to prove current costs. To project future costs, we may discuss your case with neurologists, other medical experts, and vocational expert witnesses.
This is especially important for long-term or permanent disability, as the insurance company is likely to argue that your injuries will not have a long-term effect on your life.
A TBI victim’s family may also have valid legal claims for loss of financial support or consortium. Discuss your case with David Bressman to learn more.
How Will Bressman Law Prove Negligence for My TBI Claim?
To establish fault for your accident, David Bressman and his team must demonstrate the four elements of negligence:
- Duty of Care: The person or entity responsible for the injury owed you a duty of care. For example, a driver has a responsibility to drive safely.
- Breach of Duty: The responsible party somehow breached its duty (e.g., a driver was texting behind the wheel).
- Causation: The negligent action caused your injury (e.g., the driver was texting and did not see you in the crosswalk. He hit you and you sustained a TBI.)
- Damages: The injury resulted in damages (e.g., medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering).
To prove negligence, we may use witness testimony, surveillance video, and testimony from accident scene reconstruction technicians.
Why Is a Brain Injury Worse Than Other Kinds of Injuries?
TBI victims may lose their cognitive abilities, physical abilities, or both.
TBI can cause memory loss, behavioral and emotional challenges, poor judgment, and the inability to concentrate. TBI patients can experience severe headaches, seizures, problems with balance, extreme fatigue, and muscle spasms. Some experience profound changes in personality, anxiety, depression, or lack of impulse control.
Victims may not have the ability to hold a job, socialize, or maintain close relationships.
And because some TBIs have long-lasting or even lifelong physical and psychological effects, the costs keep adding up. In fact, according to the University of Alabama at Birmingham Traumatic Brain Injury Model System, the lifetime costs of a brain injury can range from approximately $85,000 for a mild head injury to $3 million for a severe brain injury.
Where Can I Find a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Near Me?
Time is of the essence if you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain or head injury. The longer you wait to engage the services of a brain injury lawyer, the harder it becomes to track down critical evidence.
You and your family deserve representation from a compassionate firm that will work diligently on your behalf, protect your legal rights, and fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. Bressman Law is that firm.
We provide a complimentary consultation and case review for traumatic brain injury victims or their families to answer your questions and help you make an informed decision.
We also offer a TBI Scholarship for incoming or current college students.
Contact us today to discuss your case: 877-538-1116.