BRAIN INJURY LAWSUIT BASICS
For as long as scientists, researchers and medical professionals have been studying it, the brain has amazed and mystified. It’s a marvel and a miracle, capable of more than we can begin to understand. When something goes wrong, it can also be the hardest to heal. If you or a loved one experienced an injury to this critical part of the body, you may be considering a brain injury lawsuit. If someone else caused your injury, we can help you seek compensation.
WHAT IS A BRAIN INJURY?
The Brain Injury Association of America points out no two brain injuries are the same. Two people might be injured in the exact same part of the brain and experience completely different symptoms. The effects of a brain injury differ depending on its severity, location, cause and the treatment victims receive following the accident.
Sometimes there’s confusion over the difference between regular brain injuries and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). A traumatic brain injury is caused by an outside force. The victim falls, experiences a car wreck or something hits them in the head. Non-traumatic brain injuries have internal causes. The person might have a tumor, stroke, seizure or another incident that injurs their brain. If someone else caused your brain injury through negligence, you can file a brain injury lawsuit for either type.
BRAIN INJURY CAUSES
In addition to what’s listed above, traumatic brain injuries might be caused by events like the folllowing:
- Gunshot wounds
- Head trauma in the workplace
- Sports injuries
- Child abuse
- Domestic violence
- Experiences during military service
Non-traumatic brain injuries might happen because of electric shock, toxic exposure, carbon monoxide poisoning, oxygen deprivation from drowning or choking or a drug overdose. These are only some examples and by no means a comprehensive list.
WHY YOU NEED AN ATTORNEY FOR YOUR BRAIN INJURY LAWSUIT
The first thing you need when you suspect a possible brain injury is a doctor. The sooner you receive medical care, the better. After that, it’s vital you hire an attorney or that the loved one caring for you reaches out.
Brain injuries are complicated, because they’re so different for everyone. Even experienced medical professionals are hesitant to predict how long it will take you to get well and what kind of care you might need in the future.
Often, the person who is injured has little or no memory of what happened when they actually received the injury. They might also not be able to remember periods of time surrounding their accident. The farther you get from the event, the harder it gets to reconstruct that time frame. Since a consultation with Monsour Law Firm is free and comes with no obligation, it makes sense to get in touch right away.
INSURANCE COMPANIES IN A BRAIN INJURY LAWSUIT
Sometimes, victims or their families wait to contact a lawyer about a brain injury lawsuit because an insurance company is involved. They figure they’ll wait and see how that company takes care of things. “Maybe they’ll be reasonable,” they say, “and we won’t have to go through the headache of taking legal action.”
Here’s an absolute truth you need to know. The insurance company representing the person or business responsible for your injury is not on your side. No matter how compassionate their representative seems, their job is to minimize the amount of money they have to pay out.
Brain injuries are complex, costly and potentially devastating. The amount of money they offer might seem like a huge sum. However, it may not take into account what you’ve suffered or what you could still go through in the future. You owe it to yourself and to your family to seek legal advice first. Talking to a lawyer doesn’t mean you’re committed to a brain injury lawsuit. It just means you’re gathering all the information possible to make a good decision.
WHAT REPRESENTATION COSTS
Monsour Law Firm doesn’t charge anything for a consultation. We also don’t charge a single penny if you don’t receive a settlement. If you do, our percentage comes out of the proceeds, so you’re never looking at having to come up with legal fees.
HOW MUCH IS YOUR BRAIN INJURY LAWSUIT WORTH?
Brain injuries range from mild concussions to head trauma that leads to death. There’s such a wide range, it’s not possible to provide a figure or average. However, your brain injury lawsuit is worth more if you hire an experienced attorney who will fight to see you receive every dime you deserve. Schedule your consultation with Monsour Law Firm today.