A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most severe injuries people suffer in car crashes, work accidents and many other situations. Damage is often permanent and ongoing symptoms can make everyday life painful and difficult.
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The Traverse City traumatic brain injury lawyers at Jay Trucks and Associates offer a free consultation for those who suffered traumatic brain injuries because of others’ negligence. You can also contact us if your loved one is the victim. There is no obligation after meeting with us and no upfront fees for hiring us to represent you in a personal injury claim.
For more than 30 years, we have been pursuing compensation for Michigan residents who suffered serious injuries because others were negligent or careless. This includes obtaining $2,000,000 for a car crash victim with a TBI and $698,000 on behalf of a worker who was cutting trees and sustained a closed head injury.
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Do I Have a Valid Case for Pursuing Compensation?
This is a complicated question to answer because there are many factors that must be considered.
- How did your injury happen?
- Did the party that caused your injury owe you a duty of care to take reasonable action to help prevent an injury from occurring?
- Can your injury be directly linked to the other party’s negligent actions or failure to act as a reasonable person would have in a similar situation?
- How long could your injuries/symptoms affect you?
- What evidence is or may be available to help us build a case (pictures, video footage, eyewitness testimony, medical records, police report, etc.)?
Our Traverse City traumatic brain injury lawyers must be able to prove your injury resulted from another’s negligence: breach of duty of care that is directly connected to an injury and resulting damages.
A free initial consultation is your chance to discuss what happened to you or your loved one and allow us to determine if there may be a case.
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Value of a Traumatic Brain Injury Case
A large portion of the damages in a traumatic brain injury case are medical bills related to past and future treatment of the injury and its side effects/symptoms. For example, our lawyers may be able to pursue compensation for:
- Brain surgery
- Prescription medications for the treatment of things like muscle spasms, anxiety and depression, blood clots and other side effects of your injury
- Assistive devices like wheelchairs or crutches if your mobility is affected by your brain injury
- Physical therapy
- Cognitive therapy
- Speech therapy
You or your loved one may require a caregiver to assist you with completing activities of daily living you can no longer do on your own (eating, bathing toileting, etc.). Our experienced attorneys may be able to pursue compensation for these costs.
Other damages that may be available for a traumatic brain injury claim include lost income to cover days missed from work and loss of earning capacity if you must change career paths or work in a diminished capacity because of your injuries.
Pain and suffering are also compensable in some traumatic brain injury claims. Loss of companionship and lost enjoyment of life are other non-economic damages that we may be able to claim in your case.
Benefits of Hiring a TBI Attorney
Research has shown that injury victims who hire attorneys often recover more compensation than those who choose to go it alone. This may be because attorneys have experience with these cases and know what it takes to be successful. They are also able to dedicate more time to the case than the victim, who is receiving treatment and may need to limit his or her activities, as required by his or her doctor.
At Jay Trucks and Associates we have the resources to thoroughly investigate your accident. This includes obtaining the police report, medical records, talking to witnesses, recovering any video footage of the accident if it is available, consulting industry experts, such as physicians and more.
We can handle the insurance company on your behalf to defend the full value of your claim. We know the tricks insurers like to use to devalue claims and are prepared to counter these tactics.
We know how to accurately value a traumatic brain injury claim, including economic and non-economic damages, and current and future expenses.
For more than three decades we have been representing Michigan injury victims and have obtained more than $500 million in compensation.
Call our Traverse City TBI attorneys today at (800) 762-8623.
What is the Deadline for Filing a Lawsuit?
Generally, you have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit over your traumatic brain injury. This deadline is explained in Michigan’s personal injury statute of limitations.
Those who do not file within three years may see their claims dismissed in court. They may lose the opportunity to pursue compensation for their damages through a lawsuit. While there are exceptions to this deadline, an experienced attorney will be able to determine if an exception applies.
If your brain injury was due to medical malpractice, you have just two years from the date of the accident to pursue compensation through a lawsuit.
Contact our firm right away as the clock may be already running on your claim.
What are the Different Types of Brain Injuries?
Any injury that disrupts the normal functioning of the brain is considered a traumatic brain injury. These injuries are often caused by a forceful blow to the head. They can also result from your body being violently shaken, causing the brain to press up against the skull. Another cause of a brain injury is a penetration of the skull with a blunt or sharp object, also known as an open head injury.
One of the most common examples of a TBI is a concussion, which often occurs in contact sports when a player is hit in the head. The victim could be knocked unconscious, lose his or her balance or suffer memory loss. Multiple concussions, particularly over a short period of time can result in long-term effects, including personality changes, headaches, confusion and other emotional/psychological problems.
Other examples of TBIs include:
- Contusions or bruises on the brain
- Blood clots, also called hematomas, which are ruptured blood vessels in the brain; if these grow, they can compress the brain and result in permanent damage
- Brain bleeds, which can increase pressure on the brain
- Diffuse axonal injuries that damage brain cells
Concerned about your brain injury and its potential long-term effects? Call today for a free consultation. (800) 762-8623
Symptoms You Should Watch For
If you suffer a blow to the head or a penetrating injury, you should seek immediate medical treatment. This is particularly important if you experience any of the below symptoms that may indicate a brain injury:
- Headaches, including chronic migraines
- Nausea or vomiting
- Blurry vision
- Feeling unusually tired
- Trouble sleeping
- Behavior changes, such as irritability
- Lost memories
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
If you are diagnosed with a brain injury, be careful to do what the doctor tells you, including avoiding certain activities, taking prescription medications, attending follow-up appointments and meeting with specialists. By treating your injury immediately and following the doctor’s orders, you may be able to limit the damage or prevent the injury from getting worse.
Contact a Traverse City Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney Today
It can be very difficult to accurately determine if you have a valid case without talking to an attorney.
However, you do not want to talk to just any attorney. You need one with experience representing victims of brain injuries who has a track record of recovering fair compensation.
The Traverse City TBI attorneys at our firm have represented many victims of serious injuries and know how to build a strong case to help us pursue maximum compensation. We have obtained more than $500 million on behalf of our clients.
The initial consultation we offer is 100 percent free of charge and there is no obligation to take legal action. You only pay us if we recover compensation on your behalf.
Have legal questions? We have answers. (800) 762-8623