Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are one of the leading causes of death and disability for children and young adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Close to 1.5 million people in the United States survive a traumatic brain injury and approximately 230,000 are hospitalized yearly due to TBIs.
Did you or a family member suffer a brain injury? A Fort Worth brain injuries lawyer with Loncar Lyon Jenkins is prepared to fight to protect your rights against the liable parties. For a no-obligation conversation about your options for compensation, get in touch with us today to discuss your case.
We Can Help You Seek Compensation for Your Damages
People who face a brain injury due to the action or negligence of another person may be entitled to collect financial damages. Our law office works to pursue the following types of recovery for:
- Medical bills (procedures, equipment, hospital stay time, etc.)
- Insurance copays
- Prescription costs
- Specialist costs
- Therapist bills
- Related transportation costs
- Mechanic shop invoices
- Pain and suffering
A Fort Worth brain injuries lawyer from our team will work for your best interests. Our law office will conduct a full investigation of your case to determine your damages.
You May Want Our Help to Understand Your Case Value
One of the reasons why you may wish to work with our team is because we can help you understand what your case could be worth. If you receive an early offer from an insurance company looking to settle your case, you may be tempted to accept this offer and receive a check as soon as possible. However, you could be leaving a great deal of money on the table if you do so.
We will use our experience with brain injury cases to determine a full, fair value for your case. We will take into account not only your past bills, but your expected future bills based on your prognosis. To prove the full value of your case, we will gather evidence from:
- Your medical records
- Testimony from your doctors
- Expert testimony, such as from brain injury specialists
- Testimony from family members speaking to your condition
- And more
You should not have to cover the costs of future medical care related to your injury, and we will fight to include these expenses in your settlement.
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How a Brain Injury Lawyer from Our Team Could Help You
Our law office is adept in collecting evidence that may be at risk of being destroyed in the field. To prove liability and your losses, we can review the following:
- Photos of the scene of the accident
- Photos of debris patterns
- Cell phone data
- Company logbooks
- Field sobriety reports
- Medical records for confirmation
- Police report to ensure accuracy
- Coordinating witness’s testimony
We will start by investigating your case, then take our demand to the liable party’s insurance company. We will manage all the legal details of a case for you.
Complications in Your Case that We Will Handle for You
An injury case can be complex. We will prepare your case with the strongest evidence possible before we begin the negotiations process. Then, if we cannot seek a fair settlement, we will pursue a lawsuit on your behalf.
Along the way, we will handle any complications that may arise, including:
- Negotiations disputes and unfair insurance tactics: An insurer may try to push you into accepting a lowball settlement offer or take your statements about the accident out of context in order to lower your settlement value. We will handle all communication and negotiation for you so that you don’t have to worry about these issues.
- Aggressive litigation: Defense attorneys are keen at asking confusing questions and spreading that confusion to you when you are trying to explain your story on the witness stand. By preparing you adequately for depositions and trial, our law firm ensures that you will be comfortable on the witness stand to convey your side of the accident.
We Can Take Your Case at no Upfront Cost
Our brain injury attorneys are prepared to protect your rights and pursue legal compensation as soon as possible with no cost out of your pocket. We work on a contingency-fee basis so that you do not have to pay for out-of-pocket expenses to receive our legal services.
Shared Negligence Liability in Texas
Texas is a state where individuals may share in the responsibility for an accident. According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 33.013, a party’s damage amount will be proportionately reduced by the amount they are liable as long as it is under 51%.
For example, if a person is found to have received $100,000 in damages, but they were deemed to be 10% at fault, then they would only be able to keep $90,000.
This means that whether you were partially at fault for your brain injury or not, there still may be a legal avenue to collect damages for your suffering in Texas.
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Forms of Negligence that May Lead to Brain Injuries
Sources of traumatic brain injuries can be wide-ranging, including:
- Vehicle collisions
- Workplace accidents
- Slips and falls
- Assault and battery
- Oxygen deprivation
While many forms of negligence may have led to your brain injury, our office can help you discern the cause and make sense of who would be the correct party to pursue. The at-fault party may have an insurer or employer who may ultimately be liable for paying for your damages.
Symptoms and Consequences of Brain Injuries
A person with a brain injury might exhibit sudden mood changes, depression, and anxiety, according to the CDC. They may struggle to follow and participate in conversations. However, for less clear cases, a TBI can be difficult to diagnose if there are milder symptoms.
The CDC states that danger signs of a TBI can include:
- Any unusual behavior
- Difficulty concentrating or focusing
- Problems remembering new information
- Persistent pain or headache that gets worse
- Chronic crying in a baby or child
These early warning signs can indicate more serious potential problems to come. Later-stage complications of untreated brain injuries can include Alzheimer’s Disease, stroke, and increased mortality. This increased risk of suffering from more serious conditions is the main reason to get a professional medical opinion if you suspect you received a TBI.
The brain controls many functions of the body, and damage to one small area of the brain can deprive you of a full life experience. Those who are eventually able to resume an average life after suffering a brain injury usually must undergo months of treatment with the oversight of many health care professionals.
Your Time Is Limited to Hold the At-Fault Party Liable for Your Injuries
Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003 states that individuals injured in Texas only have two years to file a lawsuit for personal injury damages. The claims process can take a long time to unfold as well, and many aspects of the settlement claims process are required to occur before a personal injury lawsuit is filed.
We recommend that you get started on your case as soon as possible. This way, you give your legal team time to build a strong case and ensure that you protect your legal options moving forward.
Learn More About How a Fort Worth Brain Injury Attorney Can Help You During a Free Consultation Today
The financial ramifications of a brain injury can become extremely high for victims. We recommend that you consult with someone from our team to understand how best to move forward in your case. A brain injury attorney from our team will work to protect your right to compensation.
Call in the Strong Arm at Loncar Lyon Jenkins today at (877) 239-4878 for your free case evaluation. There is no obligation and there are no upfront legal fees.