The brain is the most important organ in the body, which means that even a minor injury to it can have serious consequences. Mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), most often referred to as concussions, can disrupt your daily life and have a long-lasting impact on your health. If you have a concussion because of someone else’s negligence, you may have the right to compensation.
At Brown & Barron, we fight to recover clients’ full and fair compensation, which often includes pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, and more. Our Baltimore injury lawyers only take on a select number of cases at a time, allowing us to give our clients individualized attention. The result has been millions of dollars in client recoveries. At our firm, we restore justice to restore lives.
When Do You Need a Lawyer?
When you have been injured by someone else’s negligence, the at-fault party will almost always try to evade accountability. This may mean wrongfully blaming you for what happened, which is very upsetting to hear when you are trying to get back on your feet. Fortunately, a lawyer will fight against the at-fault party’s false claims to recover the compensation you deserve. A great one can truly make the difference between winning and losing your case.
At Brown & Barron, our experienced attorneys will work to maximize your compensation. We remain available to our clients 24/7, as we guide them through every step of the legal process:
- Case preparation: Our team will help you prepare your case from the ground up, setting down a strong foundation. We will investigate the accident/incident, assess damages, and make sure legal deadlines are met.
- Settlement negotiations: We will represent you in settlement negotiations with the liable party, working to obtain a favorable settlement for you.
- Litigation: If the liable party refuses to pay you what you deserve, we are equipped to take the case to trial.
Get in touch with a concussion injury lawyer serving Baltimore, 410-547-0202 for a free case evaluation.
How a Concussion Can Impact Your Life
The symptoms of a concussion can make day-to-day life difficult, as they include but are not limited to:
- Brain fog
- Trouble communicating
- Light and sound sensitivity
- Ringing in your ears/tinnitus
- Nausea and vomiting
- Blurred vision
Many people who have concussions must take time off work or school, or at the very least, have accommodations until they have healed. In such a fast-paced culture, it is easy to feel as though you are falling behind—the extra cost of medical care and lost wages may also make it impossible to keep up with your monthly bills. This can be particularly frustrating when another’s negligence caused the concussion.
Negligence in Concussion Injury Cases
A person can sustain a concussion in a wide variety of accidents and incidents. A few common scenarios for which a negligent party may be to blame include:
- Auto and truck accidents
- Bicycling accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Playing sports or during other recreational activities
Concussions Are Often Misdiagnosed
According to an American Journal of Emergency Medicine study, about 16% of concussions are misdiagnosed in the emergency room. Patients with concussions were more likely to be misdiagnosed if they were involved in a motor vehicle collision, one of the most common causes of concussions. Per the study, a concussion misdiagnosis was more common among patients who had a long stay in the ER or sought treatment at a non-academic ER.
Concussion misdiagnosis is a major problem. As mentioned, the longer a concussion goes untreated, the worse it may get. If you have reason to believe you have been misdiagnosed, do not wait to get a second opinion from a qualified doctor.
Financial Compensation for Your Concussion
Financial compensation could go a long way toward covering your expenses and helping you adjust to life after a concussion. While money cannot undo the harmful effects of a brain injury, it could ensure that your medical and life needs are met.
You could receive compensation for these damages in a concussion injury case.
You could incur substantial bills treating a concussion. In addition to emergency care following a head injury, concussions often require ongoing treatment for months—or even years. The cost of this care can add up, but you could recoup those costs by pursuing a personal injury case.
It is not unusual for a concussion to prevent you from returning to work right away. In some cases, it could be months before you get back on the job. If you missed out on paychecks during your recovery time, you could be entitled to recoup your lost wages, retirement contributions, and other types of income. You might also be able to recover future lost wages.
Pain and Suffering
Physical pain is common following a concussion or other brain injury. Unfortunately, concussions often result in nerve damage that could lead to chronic pain. This pain could last for years and have a debilitating effect on your ability to enjoy life. You could recover damages based on the extent of your physical pain and psychological anguish following a concussion.
How We Resolve Concussion Injury Cases
No two concussions are alike. The same is true for personal injury cases involving concussions and other TBIs. Despite the unique nature of these cases, our firm follows two general approaches for resolving them favorably. First, we work to resolve your issue through a settlement agreement in most situations. When that is not possible, we will take your case to trial.
Settlement is one of the most common outcomes of a concussion injury. While insurance companies and defendants are often quick to make offers, that does not mean each offer is worth accepting. In fact, our firm could help ensure you never accept a settlement offer that is less than the total value of your claim. Our team will negotiate with the other side to ensure you maximize your financial recovery.
Most concussion cases will never go to trial. Indeed, many of these cases will never require filing a lawsuit. However, there are times when litigation might be necessary. When that happens, our firm will work to reduce your stress as your case winds through the court system. Not only will we prepare you for what to expect, but we will continue working toward a viable settlement up until the last possible moment.
Work With Brown & Barron After Your Concussion Injury
If your concussion is rooted in another party’s negligence or if you have suffered further injury because of a concussion misdiagnosis, our seasoned attorneys at Brown & Barron will advocate for you. With over 130 years of combined trial experience, we have recovered millions of dollars for our clients.
Let a Baltimore concussion injury attorney from Brown & Barron fight for the compensation you deserve. Our team is ready to identify the responsible parties and hold them accountable through legal action. Call today for a free consultation.
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