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Brain Injury Attorneys
Representing Personal Injury Victims with Brain Injuries
Sustaining a serious brain injury after an accident can radically change how you live your life. Depending on the severity of your condition, you may not be able to return to work, resulting in lost wages and potentially permanent reductions in earning capacity.
Your condition may also require continued treatment, leading to overwhelming medical bills. On top of monetary concerns, you may be subject to continued pain, emotional distress, and an inability to enjoy life to the fullest.
If the accident that led to your brain injury was caused due to another party’s negligence, you may be able to recover damages through a personal injury lawsuit. Our team at Shane Smith Law can help you evaluate your legal options and enforce your rights.
Our firm exclusively handles personal injury cases, and our brain injury lawyers are passionate about facilitating our clients’ recoveries. Our brain injury attorneys will make sure you have access to quality care while we pursue maximum compensation.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
Any blow to the head can potentially cause serious damage, even if you feel relatively okay in the immediate aftermath of the incident.
Anyone who hits their head should seek a thorough medical evaluation as soon as possible, no matter the scenario. A medical professional may be able to detect a serious condition and mitigate its consequences if it is treated promptly.
A brain injury may be caused by:
the difference between a Traumatic Brain Injury and An Acquired Brain Injury
The terms “traumatic” and “acquired” are frequently used when discussing brain injuries in the context of personal injury law. A traumatic brain injury is caused by an external force, such as the forces generated by a vehicular collision. An acquired brain injury covers any condition that develops after birth and is not hereditary or the result of a degenerative disease.
To recover damages through a personal injury lawsuit, the plaintiff will generally need to prove their brain injury is both traumatic and acquired. Our team of highly skilled personal injury attorneys are here to guide you throughout this legal process. Contact us today to get started on your case.
Determining Liability for Brain Injuries
The liable party or parties in cases involving a brain injury will depend on the nature of the accident. In a car accident, for example, the other motorist may be responsible if your brain injury-related losses if their negligent driving caused the accident.
In another scenario, the owner of a grocery store may be liable for a brain injury if they failed to clean up an obvious spill that led to your slipping, falling, and hitting your head. Our brain injury attorneys will carefully assess the facts of your case and determine who is liable.
Types of Damages You Can Recover in a Brain Injury Lawsuit
You can potentially recover economic and non-economic losses through a successful personal injury lawsuit, but you must file your claim before your state’s deadline. The precise statute of limitations will depend on the type of accident and where it took place.
Our brain injury lawyers will fight to recover compensation for all pertinent losses, including:
- Lost earning capacity
- Lost wages
- Past, current, and future medical bills
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
At Shane Smith Law, our track record speaks for itself. We know how to handle all types of personal injury cases, including claims involving brain injuries. Our firm recognizes what is at stake and will leverage our vast resources to protect your interests from beginning to end. Securing your recovery is our top priority, and you can rest easy knowing your case is in good hands.
What Is the Role of an Attorney in a Brain Injury Lawsuit?
Recovering damages is not as simple as filing a claim against the negligent party. The defendant will almost certainly dispute the allegations or even suggest you are partially responsible for your injuries. If you suffered a brain injury, you are in no condition to navigate this legal process on your own. An experienced lawyer can help you understand your options, file your claim, negotiate a fair settlement, and advocate for you in court if a settlement cannot be reached. An attorney will work to maximize your compensation and make every effort to favorably resolve your case as quickly as possible.
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