If you were harmed by someone else in an accident and sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result, you may be entitled to seek compensation for the damages that resulted from the injury. Alternatively, if you are reading on behalf of a loved one who suffered a TBI in an accident, our law firm can help you fight for their justice and pursue compensation on their behalf.
We are a personal injury law firm that aims to help accident victims like you or your loved one fight for financial recovery in hopes of regaining part of their life back. Managing a personal injury case can be complex, but you do not have to navigate the legal system by yourself. A Brownsburg traumatic brain injury lawyer from Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. can take on the legal details for you.
Sustaining a TBI Might Entitle You to Multiple Types of Damages
Depending on the severity of the TBI, this type of head injury can cause an individual to go through extensive medical treatment. It might even affect their cognitive abilities. If your TBI caused significant changes in your ability to perform regular tasks, engage mentally, or even uphold stable employment, you may be entitled to seek various damages from the party who caused your injury.
Our legal team can help you file an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit to pursue compensation. While preparing your case, we can categorize your damages and present them in a demand letter when notifying the liable parties about your case. The following are some examples of damages you might claim, though others may be suggested based on your personal circumstances.
Whether you file a claim or lawsuit, you can demand compensation to cover the costs of medical treatment you or your loved one had to undergo because of the TBI. Provided we present adequate evidence that shows how much medical debt you face, we may be able to cover multiple types of medical costs, from surgeries to prescription medicine costs.
Some examples of medical damages you may be entitled to pursue include:
- Emergency care costs, including costs for ambulance rides
- Inpatient services at hospitals, including overnight stays
- Imaging exams, such as X-rays, MRIs, and C-T scans
- Surgical procedures and follow-up appointments
- Doctor’s appointments
- Lab work and other diagnostic tests
- Medical support equipment, such as wheelchairs, ventilators, and other life support equipment
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Different types of cognitive therapy, such as speech and language
Other Financial Damages
Beyond medical damages, our team will look into how the TBI or the accident that caused the TBI affected your financial state from a larger perspective. For example, if you sustained a TBI in a car accident, we might assess how much property damage you incurred. Alternatively, if your TBI is so severe that it affects your ability to work, we might factor in how your injury impacts your earning potential.
Examples of financial damages you might claim include:
- Costs to repair or replace property damage
- Loss of income, both current and future losses
- Reduced earning potential
- Costs for additional lifestyle services, such as home care or childcare
The financial impact of a TBI can be significant. Beyond this, head trauma has the ability to affect a person’s cognitive abilities and even change their personality–and these changes can cause distress to both the individual and their family. In a personal injury lawsuit, you may be able to pursue compensation for the general emotional and physical damages you experienced, whether as a TBI victim or their family member.
These damages do not have a financial value attached to them, so our law firm will use formulas to calculate their value. Some examples of general damages include:
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Permanent disability
- Emotional anguish
- Psychological trauma
Wrongful Death Damages
In worst-case scenarios, a TBI can lead to a loved one’s death. If your loved one passed away because of their traumatic brain injury, we can help you file a wrongful death lawsuit to pursue the damages listed above and additional damages related to their death, such as:
- Funeral expenses, including expenses for burial or cremation services
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of parental guidance and/or companionship
- Loss of financial support from your loved one
A Brownsburg traumatic brain injury lawyer from our firm may be able to help you with your case. Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. can tell you more about what kind of damages you may be able to pursue in a personal injury case involving a TBI.
Our Team Can Start Working On Your Case Right Away
At Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., we can help you fight for compensation for your or your loved one’s traumatic brain injury. A benefit of working with a lawyer is that we can take the burden of managing your case off your shoulders, which can let you focus on your recovery or caring for your loved one.
Throughout the litigation process, we will provide updates and perform the following tasks to build your case:
- Identify the liable party or parties responsible for the TBI
- Investigate the accident and collect evidence
- Act as your representative during communications, negotiations, and/or court trial
- Provide legal advice when necessary, such as on settlement offers
- File paperwork on your behalf
Do Not Let Your Lawsuit Miss Its Deadline
Personal injury lawsuits have to abide by a legal deadline referred to as the “statute of limitations.” This deadline varies by case type and by state, so our team will review your case to determine when the deadline is for your case.
However, in general, Indiana sets a two-year window period for victims of negligence to file their lawsuit, per IC §34-11-2-4. If you fail to meet this deadline, your case might be at risk of being dismissed by a judge due to its tardiness.
Our team will monitor your case’s progress, so we can notify you when the statutory deadline is approaching and help you file your lawsuit on time.
Sevenish Law Firm P.C. Wants to Work On Your Traumatic Brain Injury Case
Traumatic brain injuries can alter the lives of both the injured individual and their family, depending on how severe the head trauma is. At Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., we believe victims of negligence deserve compensation for the injuries and damages they suffered in an accident. When you work with us, we stand by your side and fight for your justice.
Call our legal team at (317) 636-7777 today for a free consultation. A team representative can review your case and determine how a Brownsburg traumatic brain injury lawyer from our team may be able to help you.