Few things match the tragedy of a brain injury. Several different parties can be negligent and thus responsible for a traumatic brain injury, most notably motorists and healthcare professionals.
Our attorneys sympathize with the financial and more seriously personal impact a brain injury can have on you and your family, and are interested in helping you recover. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury because of another person’s negligence, we may be able to help recover compensation for your economic damages and, more critically, loss of life’s enjoyment. Fill out our free case evaluation form today.
Components of a Brain Injury Lawsuit
A brain injury lawsuit can occur when a victim suffers trauma as a direct result of another’s actions. The attorney representing the victim must establish that the medical professional had a duty of care, or a legal obligation to exercise their judgment to prevent injury.
They must then prove a breach of that duty, where a doctor neglects to perform or performs an operation or other task poorly, resulting in a breach. Then, the attorney must prove causation or direct responsibility, and their defendant must show damages, physical or otherwise.
It’s important to remember, however, that TBI can be caused not just by negligent medical professionals, but by motorists, dangerous work environments, and more.
The Impact of a Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury can significantly impair the victim, but it can also cause a variety of other effects:
- Headaches and difficulty concentrating;
- Personality changes;
- Psychological changes; and
- Loss of memory.
For some, like this young man, the impact of traumatic brain injury can be devastating.
For others, the situation might be less obvious and require specialized attention.
TBI can range from mild to severe, with some cases only revealing themselves with observation and personal testimony, but the impact is clear to us no matter what.
Types of Cases We Handle
Our Daytona Beach attorneys handle a variety of brain injury cases related to automobile accidents, medical malpractice cases, and at-work injuries.
Motor vehicle crashes were the leading cause of TBI hospitalizations in people aged 15 to 44 from 2006-2010, according to the Centers for Disease Control. This means the danger for TBI in automobile accidents is particularly high, though such injuries are common in industrial or labor-intensive jobs, and following surgeries.
Reasons to Consider Filing Suit
Filing a suit can be a big decision, but a brain injury comes with many uncomfortable truths, including the weight of medical bills, lost wages, and more seriously pain, suffering, and even a loss of happiness.
Our Daytona Beach attorneys are familiar with the regrettable fallout from a traumatic brain injury, and are motivated to help you seek compensation for the damage you’ve faced. Fill out our free, no-risk case evaluation form if you’re ready to fight today.