Victims of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) may need lifelong medical treatment and possibly at-home care. Victims of these injuries and their families may not know where to turn.
Speaking to a Lansing traumatic brain injury lawyer from Jay Trucks and Associates about your TBI claim could be an important step. Our dedicated team of licensed attorneys is prepared to help you pursue the maximum compensation available for your traumatic brain injury. For example, we were able to recover $2 million for a worker who suffered a TBI in a vehicle accident with the County Road Commission.
Schedule your free, no obligation-consultation today with a qualified attorney and you will not be billed for any legal fees unless we recover compensation for your TBI claim.
Jay Trucks & Associates – Ph: (800) 762-8623.
How are Compensation Amounts Determined?
The amount of compensation you could receive depends on the severity of your TBI and your future treatment needs. If you need treatment on a long-term basis, our attorneys will factor that into the value of your claim. Our goal is to obtain maximum compensation for all damages suffered, as we know this can be an important part of the recovery process after a serious injury.
If you have a viable claim, you could receive compensation for economic and non-economic damages, related to your traumatic brain injury.
Economic damages are quantifiable losses associated with your injury, such as:
- Loss of income from missing work
- Loss of future income if you cannot return to work
- Medical coverage (past, present and future care)
- Doctor visits
- Medical testing (MRI’s, CT Scans, X-rays, etc.)
- Prescription drugs
- Physical Therapy
- Speech therapy
- Cognitive therapy
- Hospital stays
- Ambulance costs
- ER care
- Medical equipment (wheelchairs, crutches, etc.)
- Home or vehicle additions needed for disabling conditions
Non-economic damages are the physical and psychological suffering, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional trauma
- Mental anguish
- Loss of reputation
- Loss of companionship
- Loss of enjoyment of life
Our Lansing TBI attorneys know how to accurately calculate the value of these damages, which are highly subjective.
How Do I Know if my Claim Qualifies for Compensation?
You or your lawyer must be able to prove the severity of your injury and negligence by another party.
To prove negligence in a traumatic brain injury claim, your Lansing TBI lawyer must establish the following four elements:
A Duty of Care Existed
There must have existed a legal duty of care for the at-fault party at the time of your injury. In other words, the person or entity who is being blamed for your injury had a legal obligation to take reasonable measures to avoid causing harm to you or anyone else, such as a driver obeying the speed limit and traffic signals.
The Duty of Care Was Breached
When the at-fault party fails to uphold his or her duty of care, he or she is considered to have breached this duty. An example of this would be a driver driving drunk.
Your Injury Must Be Linked to the Breach
There must be a causal link connecting the breached duty of care to your injury. In other words, your lawyer must provide proof that your TBI was the result of the at-fault party’s breach of duty, and your injury would not have occurred otherwise.
Damages Were Created
When medical bills accumulate and you miss work due to your TBI injury, you have suffered damages. You or your lawyer must provide proof of these damages with proper documentation from your doctor and employer.
The Lansing TBI attorneys at Jay Trucks and Associates are experienced at holding negligent parties liable for their breach of duty.
Jay Trucks & Associates Ph: (800) 762-8623.
Do I Have to File my Claim by a Certain Time?
Michigan law dictates that most personal injury victims must file their personal injury claim within three years from the date the injury occurred. If you do not submit your claim within the three-year period, you could have your claim dismissed by the court and you may lose the right to be compensated for your TBI damages.
However, some claims have different deadlines, such as claims against government entities. Medical malpractice claims have a deadline of two years from the date of the injury.
Contact our team of legal professionals anytime, 24-7 to learn more about when your claim may be due. The sooner you take advantage of our free claim review, the more time our Lansing TBI lawyers will have to investigate your claim.
How Can Hiring an Attorney Help?
Having a qualified TBI attorney on your side has many distinct advantages that could affect the outcome of your claim. Many personal injury victims who have legal representation obtain more compensation.
If your claim is validated during your free review, some of the duties our Lansing TBI attorneys may handle, include:
- Obtaining medical documentation proving the severity of your TBI
- Gathering evidence of how your injury occurred
- Interviewing possible witnesses
- Proving negligence by the at-fault party
- Negotiating compensation amounts with insurers
- Bringing in expert witnesses (if necessary)
- Preparing your claim for litigation (if necessary)
The attorneys at Jay Trucks & Associates have over 150 years of combined legal experience helping injury victims throughout Michigan fight for compensation. Give us a call today to find out how we may be able to help you.
What are Some TBI Symptoms?
Traumatic brain injuries are usually caused by a sharp blow or penetration injury to the head. Some of the most common symptoms are:
- Headaches and migraines
- Nausea or vomiting
- Blurry vision
- Unexplained confusion
- Feeling dazed or disoriented
- Trouble with speaking or slurring words
- Difficulty sleeping
- Feeling fatigued more than normal
- Trouble with balance
- Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Mood swings
- Feeling anxious, depressed or easily irritable
If you are feeling any of these symptoms, you should get examined by a medical professional, especially if you have sustained a serious blow to the head. The longer you wait to receive treatment, the more damage could be done.
If you received a TBI diagnosis, contact Jay Trucks & Associates today at Ph: (800) 762-8623.
Most Common Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Perhaps the most common type of TBI is a concussion, which usually results from a severe blow or jolt to the head or neck area. This type of injury could cause the victim to lose his or her balance, suffer from memory loss or lose consciousness, sometimes for an extended period, depending on the severity of the injury. Experiencing multiple concussions could result in long-term and sometimes permanent changes such as confusion, headaches, changes in personality, depression, anxiety and other emotional and psychological issues.
Some other types of TBI injuries include:
- Bleeding in the brain, which puts pressure on the brain
- Bruises or contusions to the brain
- Diffuse axonal damages to the brain cells
- Hematomas, better known as blood clots, can grow and cause permanent brain damage.
Reach Out to a Lansing TBI Attorney Today
The attorneys at Jay Trucks and Associates have over 250-plus five-star reviews that you can see on our website to learn more about the services we provide. We have also obtained more than $500 million in compensation on behalf of our clients.
Give us a call today to schedule your free case consultation. You will not be obligated to let us handle your claim and your information is completely confidential. There are no fees to pay unless we win compensation for your TBI claim, so there is no risk to you.