Accidents often lead to traumatic brain injury, and that can have a number of long-lasting effects on your wellbeing. Not only will you have medical expenses to keep up with, but there are a number of other burdens to carry, including pain and suffering, lost wages, and increased risk of cognitive disorders later on in life. You don’t need to carry those burdens alone. Hart & David can help you with skilled legal representation and advising.

Causes and Results of Brain Trauma

Impacts to the head are a common cause of traumatic brain injury. Scenarios in which this might occur include:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Sports accidents
  • Trips and falls
  • Assault
  • Collisions with stationary objects
  • Being struck by flying or falling objects

Whether it’s as simple as a moderate bump on the head or as severe as a skull fracture, trauma to the head can result in brain injuries with long-lasting effects. Many traumatic brain injuries are classified as mild, but even those can have a serious impact on your future, developing into motor or sensory impairment, episodes of disorientation, or lapses into unconsciousness.

More serious injuries could be life threatening and increase the odds of developing cognitive disorders later on, including Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, or Parkinson’s.

Establishing Liability

Ultimately, the party responsible for a brain injury is tied to the cause. For example, if it occurred in vehicle accident with another driver, the responsible party could be the other driver if it can be proven that their neglect caused the accident. This can get complex as other factors come into play. For example, if the accident resulted from malfunctioning road signals, the fault may be on the city.

Regardless of who is responsible for your brain injury, there is a big difference between being able to establish them as the defendant and actually proving it in settlement negotiations or at court. They—and their insurance provider—won’t accept liability without a fight. This makes it absolutely necessary to have a skilled personal injury lawyer on your side when pursuing a traumatic brain injury claim.

Actions to Take

When you suffer a brain injury, your first step after seeking medical attention is to get a skilled lawyer on your side. Hart & David, with our skills and expertise in the area of personal injury law, can enable you to take the legal action necessary to recover damages for your injury.

You need extensive evidence prior to making these negotiations, including visual proof of the injury, documentation of the accident that caused it, and expert testimonies and eyewitness accounts proving the connection between the party at fault and the accident itself. Hart & David’s personal injury attorneys can help you analyze this evidence and determine the best path to take. From there, settlement negotiations can be made more effectively, increasing the odds of getting the compensation you need.

If the responsible party declines a settlement and decides to go to court, our attorneys will represent you with the skill, knowledge, and passion needed to win you the case. To learn more or get a free consultation, contact Hart & David today.