You or a loved one in Lubbock could have suffered a brain injury due to someone else’s negligence. In this situation, you could file a personal injury claim to pursue compensation from the at-fault party.
You may be suffering from additional injuries, aside from your brain injury. From a legal standpoint, you will need to present proof that you suffered a brain injury. We can secure evidence to support a personal injury claim or lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Brain Injuries Can Result in Many Compensable Losses
At Loncar Lyon Jenkins, your Lubbock lawyer can potentially pursue compensation on your behalf while you recover from your brain injury. According to Mayo Clinic, brain injuries can include many symptoms, which can range from physical symptoms to cognitive or mental symptoms.
As stated by Mayo Clinic, a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) may include loss of consciousness, headaches, sensory ailments, concentration problems, and more. A severe TBI may include vomiting, persistent headaches, and much more.
If you have not yet visited a medical provider, it is important for your health and legal recourse options that you do so quickly. These injuries are serious, and they may potentially leave you with ongoing ailments.
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Your Lawyer Will Fight for Compensation for Damages
When faced with a personal injury case, a lawyer can fight for fair compensation on your behalf during either a lawsuit or claim.
To reach a fair settlement, you may have to identify all of your damages and pinpoint a monetary value for them. Our team can help you accomplish this.
With proof of your damages, we can help you determine a fair case value.
We will also communicate with insurance providers and the defendant’s legal team. You will not have to worry about negotiating for a fair settlement either; leave that to us. If we cannot secure a settlement, we can fight in court to earn a judgment award.
Compensation You Could Recover From a Brain Injuries Case
The losses you suffer determine the award you recover. For instance, Northwestern University estimates that the lifetime medical costs for TBIs range from $85,000 to $3 million.
Upon being faced with medical costs from a brain injury caused by the defendant’s negligence, Loncar Lyon Jenkins can fight for you. You earn back medical expenses and other losses via a personal injury claim.
The potential losses for which you could secure damages include, but are not limited to:
Current Medical Costs
Your ambulance ride, hospital visit, and doctor appointment qualify as recoverable damages. You could be reimbursed for any money you spent on your accident injuries.
Future Medical Costs
A brain injury can take time to heal. You might require physical or speech therapy and mobility devices. You might also have had to put a ramp in your Lubbock home and handrails in your bathroom. Our lawyers will explore all potential medical costs you might face.
You could claim any lost paychecks, tips, benefits, and bonuses that you could not receive while at home recovering.
You might have been injured in a car accident. Your settlement or award could cover any repairs you needed to make to your vehicle.
Loss of Consortium
Your brain injury might have affected your relationship with your partner. You might have emotional and physical limitations because of your injuries.
Pain and Suffering
The physical pain of your brain injury and other accident-related injuries could qualify you for damages. It can be difficult to assign value to your experience, but we can help.
Future Lost Wages
Your brain injury might have required you to quit the job you had before the accident and find one that can accommodate your condition but pays less. You may be unable to work in the same capacity as before—or at all. The money you would have received if not for the accident might be a loss we can claim in your case.
Your accident and resulting injuries might have caused you a lot of turmoil and stress. You might even face new or worsened mental health conditions like anxiety or depression.
You might have lost a loved one to a brain injury caused by another person’s negligence. We offer our deepest sympathy if this is your situation. However, we can stand by you and pursue a fair award for losses like:
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Your loves one’s accident-related medical bills in life
- Your loved one’s pain and suffering
- Loss of support
- Loss of guidance and consortium
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Proving Liability and Negligence in Personal Injury Cases
As explained by the American Bar Association (ABA), a defendant may be found liable for your damages. For this to occur, we must prove that the other party was negligent. When the defendant is liable, this means they are held accountable to compensate the plaintiff under the law.
We must prove four elements of negligence to secure damages from a claim or lawsuit. You must prove that:
- The defendant owed a duty of care to you
- The defendant breached that duty of care to you
- You suffered damages, such as an injury
- You have injury-related losses, like medical bills
For instance, if a car sideswiped yours on the Marsha Sharp Freeway, you would need to prove that the other driver was negligent. You cannot receive damages if you do not do so.
Filing a Claim Under Texas’ Statute of Limitations
When looking to file a claim for a personal injury in the state of Texas, you must do so under Texas’ statute of limitations. According to Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code §16.003, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is generally two years.
This statute of limitations gives claimants up to two years to gather all of their necessary evidence to build a case against the defendant. You may obtain evidence during this period. This might include:
- Photographs from the scene of your injury
- Surveillance video
- Eyewitness testimony
- Police reports
If you miss the two-year time limit, you may be unable to pursue legal action against the defendant at all. So, you should not wait to decide whether you want to take action.
What You Should Know About Filing a Personal Injury Claim
If you suspect someone else was negligent in the accident that resulted in your brain injury, your lawyer may be able to help you pursue compensation. We can identify the at-fault party in your Lubbock accident.
While we handle all communications with insurance companies and opposing legal teams, you can focus on recovery and returning to a sense of normalcy. Let us do the work while you spend time with your family.
We help claimants injured in these situations:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- DWI accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Mass torts
- Catastrophic injuries
- Slip and falls
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites
- Oilfield accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Wrongful death
- Brain injuries
Even if you do not see your accident type on the above list, we could help you.
Call in the Strong Arm to Pursue Damages for a Negligence-Related TBI
To begin a free case review with Loncar Lyon Jenkins, call us today at (877) 239-4878. There is no financial risk in reaching out to our team. We want to hear about your experience and guide you toward potentially beneficial options.