Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. can provide legal assistance if you suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). We can use our decades of experience to help you seek compensation for your expenses.
A Westfield traumatic brain injury lawyer with our team can handle everything involved in your case. The last thing we want is for you to go through this time alone. Because we work based on contingency fees, you could secure our legal services today at no upfront cost.
Our Law Firm’s Practice Areas
Your traumatic brain injuries could have been caused by a number of accident scenarios. We can help you with many forms of personal injury cases that resulted in a TBI.
Some of our firm’s practice areas include:
- Bus accidents
- Bike accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Car accidents
- Slip and fall incidents
- On-the-job accidents
- Truck accidents
- Premises liability incidents
- Defective products
- Dog bite injury
Pursuing compensation in each of these situations (with the exception of product liability cases) will depend on proving that someone’s negligence caused your injury. We must prove how another party’s reckless or careless actions caused you to get hurt and sustain losses.
How We Can Prove Negligence in Your Case
Securing compensation for your damages involves proving:
- The at-fault party had a duty of care toward you.
- The at-fault party, despite their duty of care, did not follow through with their obligation.
- You were hurt due to the at-fault party’s actions.
- You have financial losses.
We will use evidence to prove negligence in your case. This involves reading the accident report, examining your medical records, speaking to witnesses, and even recreating how your accident happened.
We Can Seek Financial Recovery for You and Your Loved Ones
Following a traumatic brain injury, the cost of hospitalization, doctors’ copays, and other related expenses can quickly add up. If your condition could have been avoided if not for another party’s actions, we believe that you deserve compensation.
As the American Bar Association (ABA) notes, some types of damages in your case may include:
Pain and Suffering
A traumatic brain injury can leave you unable to care for yourself. You may no longer be able to drive a motor vehicle or attend work. The emotional turmoil of your injury can be translated into a dollar amount, and we can seek compensation for this loss.
Even with insurance, a traumatic brain injury can be pricey. We are committed to reviewing and pursuing the full cost of your healthcare expenses.
Property Damage Costs
If you were in a collision, your car might have been damaged or destroyed. Your insurance claim or lawsuit could account for these losses.
Lost Wages and Loss of Future Earning Capacity
Even if your traumatic brain injury was relatively mild, you could still be out of work for a considerable period of time. You might also have missed out on benefits, bonuses, and tips, depending on the nature of your profession.
Losses Associated with Losing a Loved One
Traumatic brain injuries can be fatal. If you lost a loved one, our team understands that you may be going through a difficult time. Some losses that we can recover via a wrongful death action include:
- Funeral costs
- Burial or cremation expenses
- Your loved one’s healthcare bills
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of household benefits
- Loss of parental guidance
We can also recover the cost of your loved one’s anticipated income. A Westfield traumatic brain injury lawyer from our firm can calculate the cost of your expenses.
We recommend holding onto your medical bills, pay stubs, employment records, and property damage invoices. We can use these documents to prove the cost of your losses.
Important Considerations Immediately Following a Traumatic Brain Injury
Our team wants to hear about your case as soon as possible because of Indiana’s statute of limitations. You could have as little as two years to file a lawsuit, as described under IC § 34-11-2-4.
Aside from contacting our team, there are other measures that could work to advance your case. These measures include:
Seeking Medical Care
Traumatic brain injuries are not to be trifled with. Some people go to bed with concussions and have their health take a turn for the worse during the night.
By seeking medical care, you can:
- Learn more about your condition
- Get treatment to help you move forward with your life
- Gather evidence, such as imaging scans, to prove the severity of your condition
We can also use these medical records to connect your injury to the accident in question.
Being Careful of What You Say to the Claims Adjuster
You do not have to talk to the claims adjuster or the insurance representative––regardless of what they tell you. Their questions are not designed to give you a voice; they are designed to get you to reveal incriminating pieces of information.
With Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. on your side, you do not even have to pick up the phone when they call you. Instead, you can direct them to your lawyer.
Not Engaging in Risky Behavior
A traumatic brain injury can leave you in a fragile state. However, you may be eager to return to your life.
By pushing yourself, you risk making your condition worse. If your doctor recommends a certain course of treatment, then you should follow it. If you engage in activities that could exacerbate your symptoms, the other party may use this information against you. This could reduce the amount of money you could get.
Keeping Track of Your Damages
Throughout the progression of your case, you should keep all information regarding the cost of your expenses. This includes your medical bills, wage statements, property damage receipts, and related invoices.
Contact Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. to Get Started
A Westfield traumatic brain injury lawyer from our team is prepared to handle your case. Your first case review is free and comes with no obligation.
During this conversation, you can ask us about what services we provide and our past results.
To learn more about what legal measures could help you recover compensation, call (317) 636-7777.