]You could be entitled to monetary compensation if you suffered a traumatic brain injury. You may be able to hold a responsible party accountable for your injuries by filing a legal claim and compelling them to compensate you for your injury and related losses.
If you suffered a traumatic brain injury in Fort Wayne, you should not have to bear the cost of your medical treatment and other damages. Our team at Sevenish Law Firm, P.C., understands the challenges that come with a traumatic brain injury and is ready to guide you through the litigation process. Consider retaining a Fort Wayne traumatic brain injury lawyer from our firm.
We do not Charge Any Attorney’s Fees Unless We Win Your Case
If you are recovering from a traumatic brain injury, you may be burdened with your injury’s financial expenses. The thought of mounting attorney’s fees might be enough to convince some people to avoid pursuing their injury claim at all.
That is why our firm operates on a contingency-fee basis, which means that our attorney’s fees come out of any settlement we obtain in your case. What’s more, if you don’t get paid, we don’t get paid. There is no financial risk in putting your case in the hands of our Fort Wayne traumatic brain injury lawyer from our firm.
We Can Help You Prove Fault in Your Traumatic Brain Injury Case
The key to recovering compensation for a traumatic brain injury is by establishing that the party that caused the injury was negligent. Proving negligence is a four-step process required of every injured claimant. The steps to establishing negligence in a traumatic brain injury case include:
Duty of Care
The at-fault party must have owed you a duty of care prior to your injury. Without a duty to you, the other party will not be held financially responsible for your losses. Our team can review your case and determine how another party might have owed you a duty of care to avoid causing you injury.
For example, property owners owe their visitors a duty to protect them from dangerous hazards. Motorists owe each other a duty to operate their vehicles safely on the road.
Breach of Duty of Care
After establishing how the at-fault party owed you a duty of care, the next step requires you to establish that they breached this duty. Breaching a duty of care frequently involves reckless or careless acts that cause an injury. A breach of duty could also result from inaction.
For example, in a motor vehicle accident, a moving violation (e.g., speeding or following too closely) could be an example of a breach.
As the injured party, you must also provide a link between your injuries and the breached duty of care. This link is referred to as causation. The at-fault party is only responsible for injuries that they directly caused.
The final step involves your damages. You must demonstrate that you suffered measurable damages to recover monetary compensation. Examples of these damages include lost wages or medical bills.
We Can Help You List and Calculate Your Damages
As part of your case argument, you will need to show the extent of the damages you experienced and prove their financial value so that you may receive compensation. Our team can help you calculate the value of your damages and assess how your traumatic brain injury affected your life.
You may be able to receive compensation for multiple types of damages, including:
- Medical expenses, e.g., costs for surgeries, hospitalization, and long-term rehabilitation
- Loss of income due to recovering from your injury
- Reduced earning potential if your injury limits your working abilities
- Pain and suffering you endured
- Loss of joy in hobbies and activities you enjoyed prior to your injury
There may be other damages you qualify to claim, which our team will suggest as we calculate how much compensation to pursue on your behalf.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Most traumatic brain injuries fall into one of five broad categories. The severity, prognosis, and treatment options for these injuries can vary depending on that type, which means the amount of compensation can vary as well.
According to Mayo Clinic, concussions are a common, mild form of traumatic brain injury. Though they are common, that does not mean the consequences of these injuries are insignificant, especially for those who have suffered multiple concussions over the years.
Concussions occur from a sharp jolt that shakes the brain hard enough to damage it. These injuries are common in motor vehicle accidents and falls; however, they can occur following any blow to the head.
From Cedars-Sinai, brain contusions are bruises—a type of injury involving bleeding beneath the skin. However, brain contusions involve injuries that cause bleeding within the brain. Failing to seek medical intervention after sustaining a brain contusion can be fatal.
A coup-contrecoup injury is essentially two brain injuries in one, as presented by Brainline. These injuries occur when an impact to the head damages the brain and causes the brain to accelerate into the skull’s opposite side. The result is an injury to alternate points on the brain.
Penetrating Brain Injuries
As stated by Mayo Clinic on traumatic brain injuries, not all of them result from blunt force trauma. In some cases, an object will damage the brain by penetrating both the skull and the brain itself. These injuries are commonly associated with construction accidents and gunshot wounds.
Diffuse Axonal Injuries
Johns Hopkins Medicine explains how a diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is similar to a concussion. However, these injuries are typically more severe. A DAI involves an impact to the brain so severe that the jolt strains or tears the connective tissue between the brain and spinal cord.
Sevenish Law Firm, P.C. is Prepared to Start Building Your Case Today
Our firm is proud to advocate for those suffering the effects of a traumatic brain injury. Please don’t try to handle your case alone. We are here to help. Personal injury cases are all we handle. To pursue a legal claim with a Fort Wayne traumatic brain injury lawyer at your side, call 317-720-3229 for a free consultation today.