If you or a family member sustained a brain injury in an accident someone else caused, you have the right to hold the other party liable for damages. You may qualify to recover compensation to help you pay medical bills, cover lost wages, and pay for other damages. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) lawyer in Worthington, OH, from Bressman Law can help.
Led by personal injury lawyer David Bressman, our team can explain your options to pursue the money you need and deserve. We can help you understand if you have a valid case and file your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. And because we work on a contingency fee, you will not pay any attorney fees unless you win your case.
Call us today at 877-538-1116 for a free case evaluation.
Damages Available in a Successful TBI Claim
We may be able to help you recover compensation for all your accident-related economic and noneconomic losses. For TBI victims, these losses often include:
- Medical care and all related expenses;
- Inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient therapy;
- Prescription drug costs;
- Lost wages and loss of earning capacity;
- Home healthcare, home nursing care, and other ongoing care costs;
- Wheelchairs and other adaptive equipment;
- Wheelchair lifts, ramps, and related home modifications;
- The repair or replacement of damaged personal property;
- Other miscellaneous out-of-pocket costs; and
- Pain and suffering
Your settlement or judgment award depends mainly on the severity of your TBI and the prognosis for future recovery. Someone who requires around-the-clock care will naturally have more expenses — from medical bills to ongoing care costs — than someone who suffered a relatively minor concussion and returned to work a month after the injury.
We can also help you pursue a wrongful death action if your loved one died due to head injuries suffered in the accident. Call us at 877-538-1116 to learn more about how our brain injury lawyers in Worthington can help your family get the money you need to heal and get your life back on track.
How We Can Help Recover the Money You Need After a TBI
We need to understand how your injury occurred so we can build a case that establishes the defendant’s liability. Depending on how you sustained your injuries, the process to recover compensation, the applicable laws, and the evidence we must obtain may be different. The relevant laws could include:
- Personal injury laws;
- Auto insurance laws;
- Premises liability;
- Product liability;
- Medical malpractice;
- Vicarious liability; or
- Sovereign immunity.
We can explain how the laws affect your claim and how they could impact your settlement or judgment.
Investigating Your Accident and Injuries
At Bressman Law, we thoroughly investigate every case we handle. This allows us to build a solid case for compensation on your behalf. As a part of the investigation into your accident and brain injury, we will:
- Identify and collect any available evidence;
- Identify and interview eyewitnesses;
- Seek any available video or photographs of the accident;
- Request and review the police report and other documents;
- Prove how and when the at-fault party acted negligently; and
- Collect evidence of your economic damages, such as bills, receipts, and other paperwork.
Filing an Insurance Claim
We will file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. We can send a demand letter to that party’s auto, home, or business liability insurance provider outlining our case and requesting compensation for your damages.
This usually begins settlement negotiations, where we fight for a fair settlement based on the full value of your expenses and losses.
Taking the Case to Court
If the insurance company refuses a fair settlement, we may have to litigate your case in court. We will file a personal injury lawsuit and present your case to a judge and jury. We will be beside you throughout the litigation process and represent you at trial.
Statute of Limitations for TBI Lawsuits
Under Ohio’s statute of limitations, you typically have two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit. If you fail to take civil action during that time, you may be unable to file a lawsuit.
Contact us as soon as possible so we can get started with your legal case. Call 877-538-1116.
Reach Out to a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer in Worthington, Ohio.
Bressman Law gives every case the one-on-one attention it deserves. The outcome of your case and the well-being of your family are important to the Bressman Law team.
We offer complimentary case reviews and consultations with a TBI lawyer, so you have nothing to lose by talking to us about your accident, brain injury, and potential legal case.
Call our office today at 877-538-1116 for your free legal evaluation.