Lawrenceville Brain Injury Lawyer
Brain injuries cause long-lasting damage that can impact your life, or the life of your loved one, in complex and costly ways. To ensure that your brain injury is effectively addressed, it is important that medical attention is sought immediately following the accident. After head trauma, you should always visit the emergency room to discuss any physical symptoms and to pursue related specialist testing and/or psychological services to further assess your injury.
Once you’ve got the medical aspect handled, reaching out to a Lawrenceville brain injury attorney can help you to better understand how the law might apply to the facts of your situation or that of your loved one, and to determine the strength of your case and scope of your potential compensation. Spaulding Injury Law can assess your possible rights to compensation for your brain injury and related damages, so please reach out today.
How Brain Injuries Happen
Brain injuries occur, in the most basic explanation possible, when your brain collides with the inside of your skull, causing a bruise or damage to the brain tissue. This most often happens due to direct trauma to your head. Further, when your head is moving quickly and suddenly comes to a halt, your brain can continue moving forward in the fluid in your head, stopping with a collision against the inside of your cranium.
It is very important that you immediately seek out medical attention if you’ve struck your head in an accident or suffered a jolt to check if you have a concussion, as an unaddressed brain injury can even be fatal.
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). In a vehicle collision, the impact can cause you to hit your head or can violently jolt your head, leading to brain injuries. Commercial truck accidents can have an even greater chance of head trauma and TBIs due to the sheer size and weight of semi-trucks compared to your usual car.
Motorcycle accidents are another common cause of head injuries, even if a motorcyclist is wearing a helmet. A helmet cannot prevent brain trauma 100 percent of the time, and motorcyclists commonly strike their heads when they are in a collision. Pedestrians have even less protection (no helmet at all), so there is a high risk of brain injuries in a pedestrian accident.
Another common cause of this type of injury is a slip and fall accident or fall from high places. Fall victims can hit their heads on the ground or nearby objects.
In many situations, the above accidents happen due to the negligence of other parties, which can be other individuals or companies. If you suffered a brain injury and someone else was to blame, you deserve to recover compensation for all of your injury-related losses.
Fatal Brain Injuries
Injuries to the head can be some of the most substantial and also life-threatening. According to NHTSA (National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration), head injuries that are severe-to-fatal occur at significant rates in American accidents on the road. When a fatal head injury has occurred, the surviving family members may be entitled to compensation through a wrongful death lawsuit.
Fatal accidents deny the survivors of the injured person their presence in their lives, which includes their company and companionship, as well as their financial contributions to the household. Contacting an attorney can help you determine whether you have a case, and what your options for recovery are.
Head Trauma Can Cause Long-Lasting Damage to Your Brain
If you suffer a brain injury, it can result in many effects that can last for weeks, months, years, or even be permanent. These effects can impact your life and may include:
- Cognitive impairment
- Memory issues
- Mood and behavioral issues
- Physical impairments
These effects can be costly in addition to your financial losses.
How do I know if I’ve had a brain injury?
If you have been through an accident in which you struck your head on anything, or your head was jerked suddenly, it is essential that you seek out immediate medical attention to determine if you have experienced a brain, neck, or back injury, as they can be difficult to detect.
Emergency medical help, then related follow-up should be your initial concern, and once your immediate medical needs have been addressed, to support your full recovery of damages, it is best that you reach out to a Lawrenceville brain injury attorney near you to help explain the options that are available to ensure you receive adequate and complete compensation.
How can a lawyer help me with my brain injury case?
When a brain injury has been experienced, the at-fault party and their insurance company will be responsible for the damages that have occurred, and an experienced Lawrenceville brain injury lawyer who has worked similar cases knows how to seek the compensation you deserve. This can include payment for:
- Your past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost earnings and benefits
- Physical and mental pain and suffering
- Permanent impairments
The motivation of insurance companies to quickly settle cases is due in part to the reality that damages can increase following an accident as long-term injuries are identified. The move to settle quickly is also to avoid the costly path to trial, with just three percent of all injury cases making it to trial, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
Never accept an insurance settlement for a brain injury without first having an experienced lawyer review the offer and your damages. Insurers try to get injured claimants to accept as little as possible, and you do not want to be left with uncovered losses. A brain injury lawyer will know the true value of your claim and fight for every penny you deserve.
Consult with a Lawrenceville Brain Injury Attorney Right Away
If you suffered a brain injury in an accident, you need the right Lawrenceville brain injury lawyer evaluating your rights. Contact Spaulding Injury Law so we can learn about what happened and advise whether we can help.