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Brain injuries are tragic, catastrophic injuries that can forever change victims’ and their families’ lives. These types of injuries often require costly ongoing medical care and can have a significant impact on a victim’s emotional state, ability to work and overall quality of life.
In situations where these injuries are the result of another’s negligence or carelessness, the victim may be entitled to compensation. With over 40 years of experience representing brain injury victims throughout the country, the brain injury lawyers at Janet, Janet & Suggs help victims obtain the compensation they need.
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What to Know About Brain Injury Cases
A brain injury is defined as an injury resulting from a significant blow to the head, penetration/piercing to the head by an external object, or long-term damage to the brain caused by certain accidents or situations, such as lack of oxygen. Below, you’ll find more information relating to questions you may have about brain injury cases. If you have additional questions, the brain injury lawyers at JJS are happy to help.
What is a traumatic brain injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) disrupts or permanently alters the normal function of the brain, leaving victims with permanent pain, significant impairments, disabilities, and other ongoing health conditions. The severity of the injury depends on which region of the brain is affected, as well as the extent of the injury, but TBI is known to be a major cause of disability and death. Even survivors of less severe brain injuries can expect a significant impact on their lives and those of their families forever.
Fortunately, the injured party or family member can often seek compensation to help pay for medical and life expenses via a brain injury lawsuit.
What causes brain injuries?
Brain injuries can occur as a result of a variety of events including but not limited to:
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Medication errors
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Recreational accidents
- Defective products or dangerous medications
- Workplace accidents
Often, these situations are the result of some form of negligence where the at-fault party failed to act within reasonable standards of care, such as by incorrectly using medical equipment during delivery or by running a red light and causing an accident. In these cases, you may be entitled to compensation.
What are the symptoms of a brain injury?
Some of the more obvious indications of a brain injury can appear within the first hours or even days after the injury. Common symptoms that may require additional medical care include:
- Altered sleep patterns
- Anxiety, depression, irritability and angry/aggressive outbursts
- Difficulty with focus and concentration
- Loss of balance and coordination
- Loss of consciousness from several minutes to several hours
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
- Nausea and/or vomiting
- Numbness or weakness in toes and fingers
- Persistent headaches or headache that worsens
- Sensitivity to sound or light
- Slurred speech
What are the different types of brain injuries?
Brain injuries often fall into three categories:
- Traumatic brain injuries: Direct blows to the head, violent shaking of the head or whiplash from car accidents, falls and other high-impact accidents are common causes of TBIs. These types of injuries can be classified as open or closed, depending on whether or not the skull was penetrated.
- Hypoxic and anoxic brain injuries: These types of injuries result from the brain getting little to no oxygen, and can be a result of any of the following: medical malpractice that causes a birth injury, improper use of anesthesia, misdiagnosis, exposure to carbon monoxide, smoke inhalation or near-drowning accidents. This can lead to serious and permanent brain damage.
- Brain injuries from medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as stroke, tumors, meningitis and encephalitis, can lead to brain injuries. If these conditions are misdiagnosed or improperly treated, serious brain damage can result.
Brain injuries can vary in severity. Although minor injuries may heal over time, mild and severe brain injuries can have a significant impact on an individual’s life, affecting the person’s work ability, relationships and quality of life. The most severe and traumatic brain injuries can require lifelong care and costly medical treatment.
How much compensation am I entitled to?
Brain injury cases can result in a variety of settlement amounts. Factors that must be considered when determining compensation include the type and severity of the injury, how the victim’s life is impacted by the injury and other details specific to each individual case.
Our traumatic brain injury attorneys will conduct a thorough investigation to determine the exact cause of your injuries in order to fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. This can include compensation for:
- Present and future medical expenses
- Long-term medical care and therapy
- Specialized care and equipment
- Physical pain
- Emotional suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
With a strong record of recovering millions on behalf of brain injury victims, JJS knows the physical, emotional and financial effects this type of injury can have on victims and families. We help ensure that our clients have the resources they need for future care and other expenses.
How a Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help with Your Case
If you believe another’s negligence or wrongdoing led to your or your loved one’s brain injury, do not hesitate to contact an experienced traumatic brain injury lawyer who can investigate your case, determine if negligence caused the injury and help recover damages associated with the injury.
Depending on state laws, victims may have limited amounts of time in which to file suit. A brain injury attorney can help determine what your state’s laws and regulations are and make sure your case is filed in time. In addition, a brain injury law firm has the necessary experience to prove negligence and advocate for a compensation sum that is comparable to the injury you’ve experienced.
Locations We Serve
Our traumatic brain injury attorneys are licensed to practice in more than 10 states and are familiar with the many laws and regulations that vary between states regarding brain injury cases. We are proud to serve Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. We have also been granted permission to practice in many more states with court approval.
As nationally recognized personal injury lawyers, the team at JJS has the skills and resources needed to handle complex brain injury cases. We will conduct a thorough investigation into your claim and quickly begin building a strong case on your behalf. Our successful record of recovering millions for our clients means we know what it takes to build a case that can help our clients receive the maximum compensation they deserve.
Because we offer our services on a contingency fee basis, we charge no upfront fees. You will owe us nothing unless you recover compensation.
If you or a loved one has experienced a brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more about your rights and legal options.