When someone suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI), it’s often the start of a new life. They can no longer enjoy doing the things they used to, or even live a quality life without extreme difficulty. In other words, their life may come to a standstill until they adjust to their new limitations. But with the right treatment, a brain injury victim can recover significantly and go back to things they used to do. However, treatment for such injuries can be very expensive, and even with personal medical insurance coverage, you may need additional finances to see you through.
Fortunately for brain injury victims, like other personal injury victims, they have a legal entitlement to monetary compensation for the harm suffered. All they need to do is file a claim with enough proof to show that someone else is at fault for the injuries they sustained. Given that the victim may not be in the right state to embark on a legal process, a legally appointed person may be able to oversee the process with the help of a skilled Conroe traumatic brain injury lawyer. So, if you or someone you love suffered a brain injury, retaining an experienced attorney is a sure way of protecting your legal rights to compensation.
There are many ways through which one can sustain a brain injury. But in what seems to be a common trend, most of these injuries result from acts of negligence. And even with legislation in place to counter these acts of negligence, more people continue to bear the adverse effects that come from brain injuries. Some of the most common accidents that result in TBI include medical malpractice, traffic accidents, workplace accidents, and acts of violence.
When seeking treatment in a hospital, you entrust the medical workers with your well-being. At no given point do you think they would cause you more harm than you already have. But sadly, not all medical procedures go according to plan, even with the most qualified and experienced doctors. An error in medication or surgery can result in a brain injury. In some cases, doctors do not follow the medical standard of care, resulting in a brain injury.
Conroe is a very busy city, with thousands of people using local streets and highways daily. Pedestrians, motorcyclists, motorists, and cyclists are all entitled to enjoying the state-of-the-art roads we have, but unfortunately, it’s not always safe. Negligent actions such as driving under the influence and distracted driving can result in a crash, causing severe damage and injuries. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attributes over 60% of brain injury cases in the U.S. to car, pedestrian, motorcycle, and truck accidents.
Workplaces like construction sites are widely known for the dangers they pose not only to the workers but also to passersby. And while they are expected to abide by the requirements identified by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), accidents do happen. Slips and falls are the leading cause of brain injury for workers while falling objects are another common type of injury sustained by pedestrians.
It’s very common for people to have disagreements, but when it escalates to the point where someone is injured, it can become both a criminal and civil case. Muggings and robberies are often violent, and if someone is injured in such an incident, they may be able to file a personal injury case against the parties at fault. Another common incident that often results in head injuries is road rage. An enraged driver who knocks down a pedestrian or rams into another motorist can be held responsible for their negligent (or intentional) misconduct. No matter the cause of your TBI, you should consult a skilled lawyer in the area about your potential case.
For you to prove that you were adversely affected by the brain injury, you will need much more than just words. In personal injury law, words are not enough, you need tangible proof, and a seasoned attorney knows what this means to your case. Our head trauma attorneys in Conroe have a rich history working with medical and financial experts to secure injured victims the maximum settlements they deserve.
Expert witnesses demonstrate the link between your injuries or damages and the defendant’s negligence. By using the medical records, creating computer-aided simulations to re-create the events leading to the injury, and gathering evidence from the accident scene, our lawyers work with these experts to help jurors and judges make informed conclusions based on evidence and not hearsay.
If you or your loved one suffered head trauma caused by someone else, contact Lone Star Injury Attorneys as soon as possible. Our Conroe brain injury lawyers will help you understand your legal rights and options. Additionally, we will offer you aggressive and objective legal representation to ensure that we help you secure the compensation you are entitled to. Call our office today for a free consultation.