Recovering with Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuits
Traumatic Brain Injuries, also known as TBI’s, can occur in any accident where a blow to the head causes brain damage. Also, brain damage can occur when medical negligence, drug complications, or other events disrupt oxygen to the brain resulting in brain damage. Damage to the brain can be temporary or permanent. TBI’s and other brain injuries happen every day and can change someone’s life in a matter of seconds or minutes. At Emerson Firm, PLLC, we help our clients seek compensation for traumatic brain injuries and other types of brain injuries to help them cope with the life altering effects of brain injuries of all kinds.
If brain damage was caused by someone else’s negligence, you and your family may have a claim to receive compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other damages caused by the accident and brain injury.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury? How are TBIs caused?
A traumatic brain injury is a very serious medical emergency caused by a trauma to the head that disrupts the brain’s normal functions. Brain injuries vary in severity, from mild traumatic brain injuries (MTBIs) like concussions to severe brain damage that cause life-altering after effects or even death. TBIs and other types of brain injuries often result in wrongful death.
Every year, 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury and 52,000 of them die from their injuries according to the Center for Disease Control. Brain injuries are a contributing cause to one third of injury-related deaths and motor vehicle traffic injury is the leading cause of TBI-related death. Auto accident TBI death rates are highest for adults aged 20 to 24 years but children and elderly at the highest risk for TBI’s.
If you or your loved one suffered a brain injury, it was most likely through one of these events:
- Auto accidents
- Trucking accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Sporting accidents
- Drugs that caused side effects
- Drugs that are administered in the wrong dosage
- Drugs that were not meant to be administered to a patient
- Medical device injury
- Nursing home abuse
- Slip and fall or premises liability
- Occupational accidents, like oilfield accidents
- Any accident, event, or injury that causes a blow to the head or a lack of oxygen to the brain
In many cases, a brain injury was not the fault of the individual who was injured—the leading cause of serious and life-threatening brain injuries is auto accidents and are often caused by someone else’s negligence.
If you or your loved one was injured in an accident through someone else’s error or fault, contacting a traumatic brain injury attorney may be able to help you seek compensation and get the help you need to deal with the effects of a brain injury including TBI.
How can a traumatic brain injury lawyer help victims and their families?
The effects of a brain injury are far reaching for the individual and family, even if the injury did not result in death. Medical bills, lost wages, and lost enjoyment of life are often just the beginning of the detrimental costs of brain damage. Dealing with the effects of a brain injury can take all of a family’s resources to make it through each day.
Working with a brain injury lawyer may be able to help you and your family cover the often staggering costs of a traumatic brain injury as well as hold those accountable who caused the injury in the first place. While every case is different and the compensation you may be able to receive will depend on your individual case, some personal injury and wrongful death cases involving brain injuries total millions of dollars in compensation. These settlements often allow for access to medical care for victims of severe brain traumas that they otherwise would not be able to pay for or take care of a family’s financial needs after death by traumatic brain injury.
At Emerson Firm, PLLC, we understand that recovering after a traumatic brain injury is a long process that takes more than just financial support—it often takes knowing that the other party was at fault and seeking closure after the accident. As part of our work with clients, we seek to hold those accountable who caused the brain injury by fighting for our clients’ wishes.
What makes up a successful brain injury lawsuit?
There are three things every brain injury claim must prove:
- The brain injury was caused by the accident or event and was not pre-existing before the time of the accident or event.
- The other party is responsible for causing the accident or event through their negligence or intentional acts and caused harm to the victim.
- There are economic damages as a result of the brain injury that would otherwise not have occurred.
In brain injury lawsuits, our Little Rock brain injury attorneys know that the defense will try to disprove all three of these points, but in many cases the evidence is on the side of the victim. We work with our clients to gather evidence including medical documentation, testimony of witnesses, experts, medical studies, and economic damage evidence to build a strong, winning case.
A personal injury lawyer may be able to help you make your claim and gather together all the information for a brain injury lawsuit. Our brain injury attorneys offer initial consultations free of charge to discuss your possible claims. There is no cost to you to talk to us about your brain injury case.
Successful brain injury claims including TBI claims can often recover compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses, both caused by the injury or event and future expenses for conditions caused by the injury or event
- Lost wages, even if you could go back to work after recovery
- Loss of earning potential
- Loss of consortium to spouses due to life-changing injuries or death
- Pain and suffering
- Other damages, such as parental support, life’s enjoyment and more
If you believe that you or a loved one were a victim of a traumatic brain injury caused by someone else’s negligence, contact the Little Rock brain injury lawyers at the Emerson Firm today to speak with one of our experienced attorneys. Hold those accountable who caused your injuries or the injuries of a loved one because of mistakes.
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Contact Our Experienced Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers Today
Emerson Firm, PLLC has extensive experience prosecuting claims on behalf of brain injury victims and their families. We believe in the protections of the law and that victims of another’s negligence should get the care and compensation they need to begin to piece their lives back together.
We work with clients in Arkansas, Texas, and around the country in brain injury cases to hold responsible parties accountable by obtaining injury damages that help our clients recover after an accident. We’re also recognized as leaders in the legal industry from various legal communities. We are experienced Brain Injury Lawyers.
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