Traumatic Brain Injury and Why You Need An Experienced Brain Injury Lawyer
Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer | Updated February 2021
Traumatic brain injury is not always apparent to the casual bystander, but its consequences can be very serious, and even permanent. The costs of the healing and rehabilitation process, as well as any long-term consequences of a brain injury, can be high. An experienced lawyer who specializes in traumatic brain injury can help you claim appropriate compensation so that you can worry less about money and focus more on healing.
Despite increasing awareness of the fragility of the human brain, brain injuries are not always obvious. They can result from what seems like a relatively light blow to the head or even a strong jolt or shake that causes the brain to impact against the inside of the skull.
Why You Need a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
In the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), it can be a good idea to contact a lawyer. Why?
- While accidents happen, if another person was responsible for causing a traumatic brain injury, either willingly or through negligence, they can be held responsible and be required to pay compensation to cover initial medical costs, long-term support costs, loss of income compensation, and even compensation for pain and suffering.
- If there was no one at fault for the incident, and you have health insurance, it can still be a good idea to contact an attorney. It is often the job of claims assessors to ensure that their firms pay out as little as possible. A lawyer can help ensure that you get the compensation you need and deserve.
- Even if a traumatic brain injury does not seem serious, it is advisable to contact a lawyer. Symptoms and consequences can emerge a significant period of time after the incident. Most states have a statute of limitations (time limit) within which a personal injury suit can be pursued, and if you miss this window, you may lose all recourse to compensation. It is best to consult with a lawyer early on so that you know what your options are.
Get an Experienced Brain Injury Lawyer
At Skaug Law, we work with a network of experts that have extensive experience handling traumatic brain injury cases. This can make a significant difference at court, as these types of cases can often come down to arguments between specialists offering different perspectives of the same evidence. Their testimony can be highly nuanced and academic, making it difficult for juries to decipher the facts and come to a fair decision.
Our team of lawyers has over 100 years of collective experience in helping juries truly understand the consequences of traumatic brain injuries, even when they leave no physical trace. We also know exactly how to negotiate with insurance companies to gain maximum compensation.
Call us today and speak to a qualified attorney on your first phone call. And don’t worry about the expense, we only get paid if you win!
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
There is no limit on the potential causes of traumatic brain injury. Any incident that impacts the skull or violently jolts or shakes the head could damage the brain in such a way as to cause a TBI. Below is a list of some of the most common causes of traumatic brain injury reported within the United States:
- Car accident – As cars move at high speeds, they can potentially do significant damage. An impact or swift deceleration can cause traumatic blows to the skull, and the head can be whipped back and forth violently, which can cause the brain to impact against the inside of the skull, resulting in significant damage. Cyclists, pedestrians, skateboarders, and others are also in danger of being involved in similar accidents.
- Slips and falls – Slips and falls can happen anywhere, but they often happen in the workplace or at sites that have not been adequately evaluated for health and safety. A knock on the head while falling is a leading cause of traumatic brain injury.
- Projectiles – Similar to slips and falls, except it is an object rather than you that is falling or flying through the air. If the result is a head impact, this can cause a traumatic brain injury.
- Sporting or recreational activities – Thanks to recent press coverage, there is a general awareness of the dangers of some sports, such as football, when it comes to TBI. But even activities with less obvious dangers can result in head injuries. Needing to move the body unexpectedly to avoid an object or a heavy impact as part of competition can result in a traumatic brain injury.
- Assaults – When it comes to assaults, the goal of the assailant is often to incapacitate their victim. There is no faster way to achieve this than a blow to the head, causing a TBI.
Medical professionals should be consulted immediately in the wake of any of these incidents. Just because there is no physical evidence of trauma, does not mean that there is no internal damage to the brain. Proper traumatic brain injury treatment is critical to your long-term recovery.
Individuals should also be observed closely by loved ones in the days following an incident. Doctors and medical tests are not infallible, and injuries can be missed. Looking out for key symptoms can help ensure that sufferers get medical care in time to make a difference.
Traumatic Brain Injury FAQs
Depending upon the severity of the incident that causes traumatic brain injury, you may only have a few short-term symptoms that can be simple to treat, or you could suffer long-term and lasting effects that could change your life forever. No matter what, be sure to get medical help right away.
Then, call us and we can help you to sort out what your legal rights are, and we’ll make sure that you are compensated appropriately.
If you have been involved in an accident that left you with a traumatic brain injury, you need to focus your energy on recovery and recuperation. Depending on how the accident happened, you have a right to compensation and support to help you through that process.
Sadly, because of the nature of the insurance industry, it is not always easy to get your hands on the compensation you need. When you are already dealing with recovering from an accident, the last thing you need might be the additional stress associated with dealing with these claims.
Make sure you get the maximum compensation with the minimum stress by enlisting the help of one of our qualified brain injury lawyers.