If you or a family member sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury incident, you already know the impact these injuries can have. Suffering from a brain injury is never easy. A TBI can be straining on an individual's physical, psychological, and financial health. A TBI can also make it hard 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 receive as well as your ability to pay for the care that you need. That's why you should contact an attorney about getting the compensation you are entitled to. The medical expenses and lost wages, along with the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to deal with on your own.
Get in touch with a Dallas traumatic brain injury attorney at Dunk Law Firm if you are struggling with a head injury due to 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 mild to severe with varying symptoms and degrees of prognosis.
Minor traumatic brain injuries generally impact an individual for a short period of time before they make a complete recovery. More serious traumatic brain injuries can cause bruising, torn tissue, bleeding, and various other physical damage that results in long-term complications or death.
What Kinds of Brain Injury Cases Does Dunk Law Firm Handle?
Our brain injury attorneys take on all kinds of claims involving brain injuries that were caused by another party's negligence. A few of the most common kinds of TBI claims we handle include:
Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Accidents
Automobile accidents are one of the most common causes of brain injuries in the United States. Car crashes are common and many result in head injuries. Truck accidents are less common, however they involve devastating force that results in 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 cycling near roads. If a car strikes a pedestrian, they are typically thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This impact often causes brain injuries in major pedestrian or bicycle collisions.
Medical malpractice happens when a physician, hospital, or other healthcare provider deviates from the standard of care, causing 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 may result.
Infant brain damage can occur during childbirth in particular circumstances that are naturally caused and also in circumstances involving negligence. The most common causes of birth injury TBIs are the use of an instrument like forceps with too much 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 inflict a brain injury. Some falls are not serious and cause minor injuries. But some can be devastating and lead to lasting consequences and real pain and suffering.
Some jobs 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 may be able to recover compensation through workers' compensation benefits. If a party besides the employer was responsible, they may be able to receive additional compensation with a third-party personal injury claim.
Compensation for Damages from a Brain Injury
Getting compensation for a brain injury that was not your fault can make all the difference for you and your loved ones. In most cases, victims and their loved ones are dealing with accumulating expenses, stress, and an unclear future. If your traumatic brain injury is serious, you may be out of work for some time. In addition to medical expenses, you might 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 don't 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 costs and lost time from work.
The different types of compensation that you might receive include:
Traumatic brain injuries can be minor or severe and could have lengthy recovery times. Compensation for long-lasting injuries will help you support yourself and your family.
Get In Touch with a Dallas Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
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 family are entitled to.
Do not make the mistake of dealing with insurance companies alone. Hire competent legal representation to protect you and your family member's rights.