While the skull provides some level of protection, our brains are still vulnerable to a dangerous level of irreversible injury. Victims of a traumatic brain injury not only deal with severe physical ailments but also suffer from various psychological challenges as well.
If someone’s negligent actions caused you to suffer a traumatic brain injury, look no further than Brown & Barron, where you can discuss the details of your case with a Baltimore traumatic brain injury attorney who will fight relentlessly for your rights. Our firm has recovered millions of dollars for clients injured by nursing home abuse, medical malpractice, and other accidents.
How Our Firm Can Help After a Brain Injury
Brain injuries are not to be taken lightly, and it is important that you don’t waste any time in getting both the medical and legal help you require and deserve. Our Baltimore brain injury lawyers understand nothing is quite as important as your health and well-being, which is why we are the right legal advocate during this time of need.
- Preparing your case: Our firm will investigate your case, assess damages, and file all necessary paperwork for your claim.
- Negotiating your settlement: Our firm will be your voice, defending your claim and fighting for fair compensation.
- Litigating your case: If a favorable settlement cannot be reached, our firm is prepared to take your case to trial in pursuit of a greater recovery.
The team at Brown & Barron has experience representing clients harmed by the negligence of others. Our dedication has resulted in multiple million-dollar verdicts and settlements for injury victims throughout Maryland.
Get in touch with a traumatic brain injury lawyer serving Baltimore, 410-547-0202 for a free case evaluation.
Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury occurs when there is a sudden blow or jolt to the head. They are also caused by objects penetrating through the brain tissue, such as a bullet or flying debris. A mild brain injury can affect your brain cells temporarily. Serious traumatic brain injuries can cause long-term consequences or even death.
Long Term Consequences of a TBI
Brain injuries will change even the most simplistic, everyday aspects of your life. Things that were once natural to you are suddenly incredibly difficult to accomplish. TBI victims may need extensive medical treatment and therapy to regain any semblance of their former lives.
Some of the long-term symptoms of TBI can include:
- Slurred speech
- Chronic fatigue
- Numbness or paralysis
- Loss of dexterity
- Dizziness/loss of balance
- Profound confusion
On top of the physical side effects of traumatic brain injury, victims may also suffer emotional/mental symptoms, such as depression and anxiety for the rest of their lives. If your TBI was caused by someone else’s negligence, you deserve justice for the harm done to you.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
While a traumatic brain injury can occur anywhere, some causes are seen more commonly. These include:
- Falls: Falls happen more often in older adults and children. A fall off a bed, ladder, stairs, or bath could potentially cause a traumatic brain injury.
- Car accidents: If your head collides with any high-speed impact, it can cause severe damage to the brain.
- Combat injuries: If shrapnel or debris make contact with the head, it can cause brain damage. Penetrating wounds from a bullet can cause severe brain damage and very likely, death.
- Violence: Assaults such as gunshot wounds or domestic violence can cause brain injuries. Babies can sustain a brain injury from shaken baby syndrome if they are violently shaken during infancy.
- Sports injuries: Sports injuries, especially in team sports are common because of the amount of close contact you have with others. Sports that commonly cause brain injuries include football, soccer, baseball, lacrosse, and boxing.
The nature of the impact and the amount of force being exerted plays a role in the amount of damage a brain injury could cause.
Recovering Compensation for Your TBI Expenses
The sudden change in lifestyle caused by a traumatic brain injury, coupled with the loss of work or wages and expensive medical bills, can put a severe financial strain on your life for years to come. That is why it’s so important for you to fight for the compensation you deserve, and Brown & Barron believes you shouldn’t have to do it alone.
By filing a personal injury lawsuit, you can pursue the following types of damages:
- Cost of hospital stay and doctor visits
- Medical treatment and other rehabilitative care such as occupational therapy, speech therapy, or physical therapy
- Cost of future medical bills
- Lost wages and loss of potential earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship/consortium
Proving Negligence in a Brain Injury Claim
To recover damages, you must prove the liable party’s negligence caused your injury. There are four elements of negligence that need to be proven; they include:
- Duty of care: The defendant owes a legal duty to the plaintiff. One must act with a reasonable standard of care so that you do not physically injure others. The standard of care is how a reasonably prudent person would act under the same circumstances.
- Breach of duty: The defendant is in breach of duty if they owed a duty to the plaintiff but did not uphold that duty.
- Causation: The brain injury occurred because of the actions of the defendant.
- Damages: Determining the extent of damage the brain injury caused. Our attorneys will calculate recoverable damages to determine the value of damages in your brain injury case.
A Baltimore traumatic brain injury attorney at our firm will work hard to link someone’s negligence to your injury. It is important to keep any evidence you have from the incident that caused your injury. Any evidence related to the accident or your injuries will be crucial to winning your claim.
Call Brown & Barron Today for a Free Consultation With Our Team
After a brain injury, it helps to have dedicated attorneys who are committed to every case and client. We will advocate for you to receive fair compensation for your injuries through settlement negotiations. If a settlement cannot be reached, we will fight for your right to receive compensation in a trial. We want you to receive closure after going through a traumatic event.
Contact us today for a free consultation. A member of our staff will be available 24/7 for the consultation. During the consultation, we will answer your questions and discuss your legal options.
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