A traumatic brain injury (also known as a TBI) is a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury. Everyone is at risk for a TBI, especially children and older adults.
Connecting with a DC personal injury lawyer who understands catastrophic injuries is vital for those who wish to receive compensation for their traumatic brain injury. At the Spinal Cord Injury Law Firm, our sole focus is on helping those following a catastrophic event. With the right team, you can navigate the complex nature of a TBI case.
Over half of all reported traumatic brain injuries are the result of an automobile wreck. Trauma to the brain can occur during an automobile wreck when the skull strikes an object in the car, like the steering wheel or the windshield. This injury may not result in an open wound to the skull or even a fracture to the skull. Rather, the sheer force of the impact can cause the brain to collide against the internal hard bone of the skull. This type of trauma can cause bruising (referred to as a contusion) and bleeding (referred to as a brain hemorrhage) which may not be visible at the time of injury.
Other common causes for TBIs include the following:
No matter how the TBI happens, it is likely to cause serious injury to the brain, necessitating extensive rehabilitation to regain function. Rehabilitation typically costs thousands of dollars, and when rehabilitation is needed for a long period of time— which is common for patients with moderate to severe TBIs—bills can amount to tens of thousands of dollars or more. You should not have to sustain these costs on your own. Our experienced personal injury lawyers can help you recover the compensation needed to pay for rehabilitation and other medical services.
First, our DC brain injury attorneys can help collect all medical documents and information needed to provide a full picture of how the injury happened. We can contact all hospitals, doctor’s offices, and other businesses to collect the necessary documents. We can then identify the party or parties at fault for the TBI. However, identifying fault can be tricky. Sometimes, there is only one party at fault in a TBI case, like when a shooter causes a TBI through a gunshot wound to the head. Other times, there are multiple parties at fault, such as a car wreck case where the driver of the opposite vehicle, along with the car manufacturer of the injured person’s vehicle, can be held liable for a single TBI. After it is determined who is at fault for the TBI, we can then develop a legal case in order to hold all parties accountable.
Another important process that The Spinal Cord Injury Law Firm is equipped to help with is medical cost estimation. Proper medical cost estimation is key to receiving enough compensation for an injury. Ample compensation for an injury should cover all past, current, and future medical costs associated with the traumatic brain injury. In order to help you receive this ample compensation, a DC traumatic brain injury attorney can help you estimate you or your loved one’s past, current, and future medical expenses for the TBI. These costs include bills from hospitalization, rehabilitation, imaging and scans, medicines and medical equipment, and doctor’s appointments. In particular, estimating future medical costs can be difficult, so connecting with lawyers who have experience in the complexities of serious injuries and TBIs is vital for receiving proper compensation under the law.
If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury, call the Spinal Cord Injury Law Firm at 1-877-SCI-FIRM for a free legal consultation. Our DC brain injury lawyers know serious injuries, and we can fight for you.
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