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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.

Call (800) 762-8623 to schedule an appointment with a lawyer at our firm or fill out a free consultation form and a member from our team will contact you shortly.

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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
  • Rehabilitation
  • Speech therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Hospital stays
  • Surgeries
  • 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
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • 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.

Call (800) 762-8623 to set up a free case consultation today.

Did your loved one suffer a traumatic brain injury? The physical, financial and psychological toll of traumatic brain injuries on victims and their families can be overwhelming. During this difficult time, it may be beneficial to talk to an experienced lawyer about pursuing a medical malpractice claim. While recovering compensation cannot change what happened, it can be an important part of recovering from a serious personal injury.

For more than three decades, the licensed attorneys at Jay Trucks and Associates have been helping injury victims in Grand Rapids and throughout Michigan recover compensation for their damages. These results include $2 million we obtained for a car crash victim who suffered a severe brain injury.

The initial consultation with one of our attorneys is free of charge. There is no obligation to take legal action, but if you do, we do not charge for our services unless you receive compensation.

Call our firm today to set up your free consultation: (800) 762-8623

Can I File a Claim for Compensation?

It can be very difficult for brain injury victims or their loved ones to know whether they may be eligible to file a claim for compensation. They should be able to focus on medical treatment and managing the challenges caused by the injury.

In a free consultation, you have the chance to talk about what happened and how the injury is affecting you. This will help our attorneys to determine whether your traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be the result of another’s negligence. The legal theory that is applied in most personal injury cases contains four parts that your Grand Rapids TBI lawyer must establish:

Duty of Care was Present

The person or entity you are filing the claim against must have been under a legal duty to act reasonably and responsibly to help prevent the injury. The definition of reasonable behavior depends on the situation, such as not driving while drowsy or drunk, performing proper maintenance on a commercial truck’s brakes, or avoiding anesthesia errors during a surgical procedure.

Duty of Care was not Upheld

There must be proof the at-fault party failed to uphold the duty of care. Often, a duty of care is breached through careless or reckless actions. However, sometimes at-fault parties fail to act at all, and this may be a breach of the duty of care.

Injury Linked to Negligence

Our attorneys must prove the breach of the duty of care directly caused you to suffer an injury. We may need to refute claims from the other side about the cause of your injury.

Damages from Your Injury

There must be proof of damages from your injuries. Medical bills often make up the largest portion of a victim’s damages. Other types of damages include lost wages, pain and suffering, loss of companionship and loss of earning capacity.

What a Brain Injury Case May be Worth

The value of a TBI case depends on the damages you suffered and how far into the future those damages may affect your life. The more severe an injury is, the greater a claim’s potential value, because the victim may need ongoing medical care for years or even the rest of his or her life.

Our Grand Rapids traumatic brain injury lawyers are committed to pursuing maximum compensation for your damages, such as the cost of past and future medical bills for your brain injury treatment, which could include the cost of:

  • Brain surgery
  • MRIs
  • CT scans
  • X-rays
  • Physical therapy
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Psychological counseling
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Prescription medications to treat anxiety, blood clots, seizures, muscle spasms and depression or other behavioral disorders

Our attorneys may also be able to pursue compensation for the cost of renovating your home or vehicle to accommodate mobility limitations caused by your brain injury.

If you are unable to work during your recovery, we may be able to pursue compensation for lost wages. If you have a permanent disability, you may be unable to work at the same job as before, or even work at all. In these situations, compensation may be available for loss of earning capacity.

Non-Economic Damages

You may also be eligible to pursue compensation for the emotional effects of the injury, including depression, anxiety and loss of sleep. If the injury hurts your relationship with your spouse, you may be eligible for compensation for loss of companionship.

Another form of compensation is lost enjoyment of life, which may be available if your injury prevents you from participating in leisure activities you used to enjoy.

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Could Hiring an Attorney Help?

In general, hiring an experienced attorney results in victims receiving more compensation when compared to those who do not.

Jay Trucks and Associates has a long history of recovering compensation for injury victims. Our attorneys are prepared to manage each step of the legal process on your behalf, from investigating the accident and negotiating with insurance companies to valuing your damages and preparing to go to trial if necessary.

We know how to defend the value of an injury claim when dealing with insurance companies and other parties working against your best interests.

There are many risks to trying to handle the legal process on your own, from unintentionally saying something to the insurance company that hurts the value of your claim, to accepting a lowball settlement that leaves you in need of more compensation.

Deadline for Filing a Compensation Claim

Personal injury claims have a three-year statute of limitations. In other words, you have three years from the date of the injury or your loved one’s death to file a case, otherwise it will likely be dismissed in court.

However, there are various exceptions. Medical malpractice claims have a two-year deadline, but there are exceptions to that as well.

As this can be a complex issue, it is important to talk to a licensed Grand Rapids TBI lawyer to find out the potential deadline for your claim.

We are here to help you during this difficult time: (800) 762-8623

Defining a Traumatic Brain Injury

A TBI is a serious injury that results from a bump, blow or jolt to the head or the head being penetrated by something. The injury causes some sort of disruption in the normal functioning of the brain, which is why victims may lose consciousness or experience confusion or disorientation.

Different Types of Brain Injuries

There are different types of brain injuries and different ways of classifying them. For example, brain injuries can be mild, moderate or severe. One way to think about it is the longer a victim is unconscious from the injury, the more severe it is likely to be. However, sometimes mild injuries do not result in unconsciousness.

A concussion is a minor injury, but can result in serious problems, particularly if you suffer multiple concussions in a short period of time. Victims may lose memories, feel disoriented or suffer personality changes, which has been seen in former professional football players.

A brain contusion is a bruise on the brain tissue, which can cause a buildup of pressure in the brain and potentially be fatal.

Anoxic brain injuries happen if the brain suffers a lack of oxygen, which result in a victim having difficulty concentrating, dizziness and other long-term problems affecting speech, vision or memory retention.

What to do After Suffering a TBI

Those who potentially suffered a brain injury should get to a hospital immediately. If you wait to seek treatment, the injury could get much worse. Sometimes quick treatment allows doctors to contain and lessen the damage.

Sometimes it is obvious a brain injury occurred, such as if the victim loses consciousness or the victim’s head was impaled by an object. However, other times it may not be so obvious, which is why you should note the potential signs of a brain injury, particularly if you were hit in the head or your head was shaken around:

  • Feeling dazed, confused or disoriented
  • Feeling tired or sleeping more than normal
  • Trouble falling asleep
  • Trouble with speaking or slurring words
  • Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Trouble with balance
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Changes in mood, particularly feeling anxious or depressed

Make sure you follow the doctor’s orders, including staying home until your physician clears you to go back to work and avoiding other activities as instructed. If you stop your treatment, it may lower the value of your claim.

Make sure to keep all medical bills and records related to your injuries, along with a record of days and times you missed work. It may also be helpful to keep a journal about how treatment is going, including the pain and other symptoms you are dealing with on a daily basis.

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Call Today to Set Up a Consultation with a Grand Rapids TBI Attorney

You may be unsure if you have a case, and that is why it may benefit you to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. There is no obligation to file a claim and our attorneys do not charge upfront fees. We do not charge anything unless our clients receive compensation.

We are a client-focused firm with a proven track record of success – more than $500 million recovered over more than 30 years of service in the state of Michigan.

Jay Trucks and Associates: (800) 762-8623

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) often results in lasting complications and, in some cases, may significantly affect the quality of a victim’s life. The mounting costs for ongoing treatments can create an overwhelming financial burden on the victims and their loved ones.

I would like to say thanks to all the employees who worked on my case. The secretaries, attorneys, everyone kept me well informed pretty much at all times. Thanks….
– J. Peters

At Jay Trucks and Associates, we understand the financial, physical and emotional difficulties that many TBI victims and their families may face. We have represented injured residents in Genesee County and other counties across Michigan for over three decades. Our successful track record of recovering millions in compensation for clients includes $2,000,000 for a victim who suffered a TBI in a car accident, and also a $698,000 recovery on behalf of a worker who suffered a closed head injury while cutting trees.

Contact our Flint traumatic brain injury lawyers to schedule a free consultation. We are prepared to assess whether you may have a case and if so, discuss the options that may be available. You are under no obligation and there are no upfront retainer fees for our services. We collect our fees only if we are successful in recovering compensation for you.

Our firm is available 24/7. Ph: (800) 762-8623.

Do I Have a Valid Case For Compensation?

Brain injuries can be difficult to detect, especially since symptoms may not present themselves for days or weeks after an accident happens. It can also be challenging to link your injuries to the accident if you did not immediately go to a doctor for treatment. However, we are prepared to help in any scenario.

To have a valid case for compensation, there are some factors we may need to consider:

At Jay Trucks and Associates, we offer free consultations to review your situation, discuss your potential legal options and determine if another’s negligence caused or contributed to your injury.

Submit our Case Evaluation form to get started.

What is My Case Worth?

Calculating the value of a case is complicated. Our legal team needs to get a better understanding of the full extent of your injury, your recovery time and other related losses to give you an accurate answer.

In general, certain types of damages you may be eligible to recover include:

Our experienced Flint traumatic brain injury lawyers are prepared to help you pursue maximum compensation for your damages.

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a TBI Lawyer?

When considering a lawyer to manage your TBI, it is important to find one who specifically understands the nuances of a serious brain injury. At Jay Trucks and Associates, we know how to handle these types of cases and understand how to build a strong argument to obtain compensation you will require in your recovery.

If you have a valid case, our Flint TBI lawyers are prepared to conduct a detailed investigation into how the accident happened and gathering supportive evidence. Additionally, we are prepared to handle all communications and negotiations with third parties, including your insurance company.

You never have to guess about the status of your claim, because we keep you fully informed throughout the legal process. If a settlement cannot be reached, we are ready to go to trial, if necessary.

Call our firm for legal help today: (800) 762-8623

Is There a Time Limit To File My Case?

Michigan’s statute of limitations dictates a strict three-year deadline for filing a traumatic brain injury lawsuit. If you miss filing by that deadline, the court will likely dismiss any attempts to pursue compensation for your damages.

As in most situations, there are exceptions that may occur, which could cause you to have to file sooner. We welcome the opportunity to explain whether any of these exceptions apply in your situation.

Most Common Traumatic Brain Injuries

Someone can suffer a traumatic brain injury if they receive a blow to the head or are involved in an accident that causes a violent shaking injury to the brain.

Depending on the severity of an accident, a victim may suffer an open or closed head injury. If someone sustains a head injury, but the skull remains intact, it is a closed head injury. However, if an object penetrates the skull and enters the brain, this kind of injury is classified as an open head injury.

These injuries can result in severe brain trauma, which may include:

Symptoms Associated With Traumatic Brain Injuries

It is important to recognize that any TBI can pose a significant health threat to a victim. We strongly recommend that you seek immediate medical care. There are many symptoms for traumatic brain injuries, depending on whether it is a mild, moderate or severe.

A mild TBI could present with symptoms of blurry vision, mild to severe mood changes, memory loss, sensitivity to light, unexplained fatigue, nausea or vomiting,

A moderate TBI displays some of the same symptoms, but could also include a loss of consciousness, slurred speech, fluid running from the ears and nose, extreme agitation, severe headaches and seizures, repeated bouts of vomiting, convulsions and a feeling of weakness in fingers and toes. While some of these symptoms may appear quickly, others may not be evident for hours or even days afterward.

A severe TBI can immediately result in multiple or extended bouts of unconsciousness. Symptoms may include nausea or vomiting, severe tinnitus (ringing in the ears), vertigo or difficulties with balance, seizures, difficult speaking or walking, dilated pupils and blurry vision.

Contact A Flint Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Today

Jay Trucks and Associates is prepared to provide legal help if you or a loved one sustained a TBI caused by a negligent act. We offer a 100 percent free consultation to assess whether you may have grounds for taking legal action.

We have a proven and successful track record that includes over $500 million in recoveries for our clients during more than 30 years of providing services. If you hire us, you will only pay our fees if we obtain a successful verdict or settlement on your behalf.

Call Jay Trucks and Associates today. Ph: (800) 762-8623.

Traumatic brain injuries are often caused by a hard fall or violent hit to the head and can happen in multiple types of accidents. These types of injuries can be serious and the damage can be permanent. If you or someone you care about has suffered a traumatic brain injury caused by negligence, you may be eligible to file a legal claim for compensation. A Clare traumatic brain injury lawyer from Jay Trucks & Associates is standing by to take your call.

Our lawyers at Jay Trucks & Associates have helped many injury victims and their families in the Michigan area recover millions in compensation. A recovery of $2,000,000 was obtained for a car accident victim who sustained a TBI and $698,000 in recovery for a worker who suffered a closed head injury while cutting trees.

We are prepared to review the specifics of your claim and discuss the legal options that may be available to you during a 100 percent free consultation. You pay us nothing upfront if we represent you. We only get paid if we obtain a recovery for you. Our phone lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Talk to a lawyer today. Ph: (800) 762-8623.

Am I Eligible to Pursue Compensation?

Not all traumatic brain injuries are the same. Sometimes the injuries are temporary and the victim may fully recover. However, others could end up with long-term complications or even death. This is why we recommend that you reach out to an experienced TBI attorney from our firm. We will not know if you are eligible to pursue compensation until we examine your situation.

To succeed in a legal action based on negligence, you must be able to prove that the other party is legally responsible or at fault for your traumatic brain injury. This means establishing the following elements of negligence:

If you have case, we are ready to help prove that a brain injury occurred and link that to the misconduct. For instance, showing that it was the other party’s negligent driving that caused your injury. Brain injuries are often harder to detect than other, more visible injuries. Often, symptoms may not appear for days or weeks. However, gathering as much evidence as possible about the accident and the nature of the brain injury will help build a strong case for compensation.

What is My Case Worth?

The value of a case is dependent on a number of different factors, such as the damages you have suffered. These damages may include expenses related to the following:

To help identify the damages available to you and to seek fair compensation for the injuries you have suffered, contact a knowledgeable Clare traumatic brain injury lawyer. There are no upfront costs or fees.

Request a free legal consultation today. (800) 762-8623.

Why Should I Hire a TBI Attorney?

Many personal injury lawyers handle a wide variety of cases. It is important that you hire one that specifically handles traumatic brain injuries. You need someone who fully understands the spectrum of your injury and how it has affected your life financially, physically and emotionally.

A TBI attorney from Jay Trucks & Associates knows how to prepare these types of cases and will ask you for detailed information about how your brain injury occurred, what you remember about the accident, including how it happened, where you were and what you were doing at the time of the incident, and the medical care you have since received. This is all in an effort gather supporting information that may help to strengthen your legal claim.

We often look to multiple sources for evidence, such as:

  • Witnesses
  • Accident reports
  • Medical records
  • Surveillance camera footage

These sources may help to firmly establish the extent of an injury, directly link the injury to the accident, help prove that negligence played a role, and determine the party or parties responsible for the injury and other damages suffered.

Is There a Time Limit To File My Case?

Most personal injury lawsuits, including those involving traumatic brain injuries, must generally be filed within a three-year deadline. This is in accordance with Michigan’s statute of limitations. Failure to file within three years from the date of the injury or death will likely result in a court dismissal.

It is important to note that every case is different and the deadline may be extended or shortened in certain circumstances. These exceptions can be further explained by a member of our legal team.

Fill out our Free Case Evaluation form to learn more.

Major Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury can happen due to violent blows or shaking to the head causing injury to the brain, skull or scalp. Head injuries can either be open or closed. A closed head injury is any injury that does not penetrate the skull while an open head injury is one that penetrates the skull and enters the brain.

These injuries can be quite severe, exposing the victim to different types of trauma to the brain, such as:

Symptoms of Mild, Moderate or Severe TBI

TBI symptoms vary based on the extent of the injury and the area of the brain affected. While some symptoms may be immediate, others may not manifest until days or even weeks later.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injury

Victims may or may not lose consciousness for a short time period, generally from several seconds to a few minutes. Other symptoms from a mild TBI could include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Lightheadedness
  • Blurred vision
  • Felling tired or sleepy
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Change in sleeping habits
  • Behavioral changes
  • Issues with memory
  • Lack of concentration
  • Sensitivity to light or sound

Moderate or Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Victims will lose consciousness for a longer period of time, generally from several minutes to hours. A period of confusion could last for days or weeks. Sometimes there are physical, cognitive or behavioral impairments that could be long-lasting or cause irreversible or permanent brain damage, or in worse scenarios, death.

Other symptoms from a moderate or severe TBI include:

  • Chronic migraine headache
  • Bouts of nausea or vomiting
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of coordination
  • Large pupils in one or both eyes
  • Numbness or tingling of extremities
  • Increased confusion, restlessness or agitation

Call a Clare TBI Lawyer For a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury caused by the negligence of another, our lawyers at Jay Trucks & Associates are available to review your situation in a free consultation. We are committed to protecting the rights of victims struggling with severe brain injuries after an accident.

Our firm has a proven track record of success, obtaining more than $500 million in compensation for our clients. Our consultations are completely free and come with no risk or obligation to take legal action. We do not charge any upfront fees unless you obtain compensation through a settlement or verdict.

We are available 24/7 by online chat or phone: (800) 762-8623.

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.

Very satisfied. I have no regrets or problems with the services from Jay Trucks & Associates.
– C. Cheraru

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.

Schedule your free consultation today by completing our Free Case Evaluation form.

Jay Trucks & Associates. Ph: (800) 762-8623.

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.

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.

Call Jay Trucks and Associates today. Our phone lines are open 24/7. No upfront fees. (800) 762-8623

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
  • Counseling
  • MRIs

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
  • Confusion
  • Blurry vision
  • Feeling unusually tired
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Behavior changes, such as irritability
  • Lost memories
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Convulsions
  • Seizures
  • 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.

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