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If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury incident, you already understand the impact these injuries can have. Suffering from 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 hard to work, resume your daily 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 consult a lawyer about getting the compensation you deserve. The medical expenses and lost wages, along with the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to deal with alone.
Get In Touch With a Galveston traumatic brain injury lawyer at Dunk Law Firm if you are struggling with a head injury because of an automobile 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 usually impact an individual for a short period of time before they make a full recovery. More severe traumatic brain injuries can cause bruising, torn tissue, bleeding, and various other physical damage that causes long-term problems or death.
What Kinds of Brain Injury Claims Does Dunk Law Firm Handle?
Our brain injury attorneys take on all kinds of lawsuits 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
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common causes of brain injuries in the United States. Car accidents are common and many lead to head injuries. Truck accidents are less common, yet they involve devastating force that results in an increased chance 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 roadways. If a vehicle strikes a pedestrian, they are usually thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This impact commonly results in brain injuries in serious pedestrian or bicycle accidents.
Medical malpractice happens 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 may result.
Infant brain damage can happen during childbirth in certain 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 excessive force or asphyxiation when the brain is deprived of oxygen for too long.
Slip and Fall
When an individual slips and falls from a slippery floor or damaged 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 hazardous than others. For example, a worker in the construction industry may suffer 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 get 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 loved ones are dealing with accumulating bills, stress, and an unclear future. If your traumatic brain injury is severe, you might be out of work for a long time. Along with medical expenses, you may be able to receive other compensation because of the accident.
Insurance companies will pay the least amount possible because they are in business to make money. They do not care about your injuries; they only care about their bottom lines. If you try to settle, you might not receive enough compensation for past medical bills, never mind future medical expenses and lost time from work.
The different kinds of compensation that you may receive consist of:
Traumatic brain injuries might be minor or serious and can have long recovery times. Compensation for long-term injuries will help you support yourself and your family.
Contact a Galveston 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 are entitled to.
Don't make the mistake of dealing with insurance companies by yourself. Hire competent legal representation to protect you and your family member's rights.