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If you or a family member suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury incident, you already understand the impact these injuries can have. Coping with a brain injury is never easy. A TBI can be straining on a person's physical, mental, and financial health. A TBI can also make it difficult to work, resume your everyday activities, and enjoy a long and active life.
After a brain injury, your future might depend on the treatment you get and your ability to pay for the care that you need. That's why you should contact a lawyer about getting the compensation you deserve. The medical expenses and lost income, along with the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to handle on your own.
Get In Touch With a Beaumont traumatic brain injury attorney at Dunk Law Firm if you are struggling with a head injury because of a motor vehicle accident or any other accident.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
The definition of a traumatic brain injury is "a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury." These injuries include:
TBIs range from minor to severe with varying symptoms and degrees of prognosis.
Minor traumatic brain injuries typically affect a person for a short period of time before they make a complete recovery. More severe traumatic brain injuries can cause bruising, torn tissue, bleeding, and other physical damage that results in long-term problems or death.
What Kinds of Brain Injury Cases Does Dunk Law Firm Handle?
Our brain injury attorneys take on all types of lawsuits involving brain injuries that were caused by another party's negligence. Some of the most common kinds of TBI claims we handle include:
Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Accidents
Motor vehicle accidents are among the most common causes of brain injuries in the United States. Car crashes are common and several result in head injuries. Truck accidents are less common, but they involve devastating force that leads to an increased likelihood of a TBI. And motorcycle riders simply have little to no protection and can easily hurt their head when they are struck or ejected from their bike.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Pedestrians and bicyclists are completely exposed when they are walking or biking near roadways. If a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, they are typically thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This impact commonly results in brain injuries in major pedestrian or bicycle accidents.
Medical malpractice occurs when a doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider deviates from the standard of care, resulting in an injury to the patient. If the mistake causes a lack of oxygen to the brain, or fails to notice or treat an existing brain issue, a TBI can result.
Infant brain damage can occur during childbirth in particular situations that are naturally caused and also in situations involving negligence. The most common causes of birth injury TBIs are the use of an instrument like forceps with excessive force or asphyxiation when the brain is deprived of oxygen for too long.
Slip and Fall
When a person slips and falls from a slippery floor or broken staircase, they can easily hit their heads hard enough to cause a brain injury. Some falls are not serious and cause minor injuries. However some can be devastating and result in lasting consequences and real pain and suffering.
Some workplaces and industries are known to be more dangerous than others. For instance, an employee in the construction industry might sustain a brain injury at work from falling, being crushed, or during a car accident. In these cases, they might be able to recover compensation through workers' compensation benefits. If a party besides the employer was responsible, they might be able to receive additional compensation through a third-party personal injury claim.
Compensation for Damages from a Brain Injury
Receiving compensation for a brain injury that was not your fault can make all the difference for you and your loved ones. For the most part, victims and their families are dealing with mounting expenses, stress, and an unclear future. If your traumatic brain injury is serious, you could be out of work for a long time. In addition to medical expenses, you may be able to receive other compensation because of the accident.
Insurance providers will pay the least amount possible because they are in business to make money. They do not care about your injuries; they just care about their bottom lines. If you try to settle, you might not receive enough compensation for past medical expenses, never mind future medical expenses and lost time from work.
The various kinds of compensation that you can receive include:
Traumatic brain injuries may be mild or serious and can have lengthy recovery times. Compensation for long-lasting injuries will help you support yourself and your loved ones.
Get In Touch with a Beaumont Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
The lawyers of Dunk Law Firm have the experience and resources needed to represent you in your traumatic brain injury case. We will fight on your behalf to recoup the maximum compensation you and your loved ones deserve.
Don't make the mistake of dealing with insurance companies alone. Hire competent legal representation to protect you and your family member's rights.