Traumatic brain injuries, also known as TBIs, can range from concussions to coma. These serious injuries can leave victims with permanent, chronic conditions that impede their ability to work or go about their day-to-day lives.
If you or someone you love suffered a TBI in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, then you may be entitled to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. A Plano brain injuries lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help you seek the best possible outcome for your case.
How Do You Pursue Compensation for a Brain Injury?
When you are pursuing compensation for a brain injury, you may need to file a claim or lawsuit against the negligent parties who caused the accident and your injuries. We can help you prove who was negligent–and therefore, who should be legally and financially responsible for your losses.
If you have a brain injury, you may be entitled to seek damages to cover the variety of losses you have suffered. These damages may reflect both the economic harm and the non-economic harm caused by your injury.
Economic damages can cover your financial losses due to your injury. These losses include medical bills, lost wages, and lost earning potential. Damages for your medical bills are not just for your initial treatment, but they can also reflect ongoing medical care you may need to treat your injuries. Recoverable expenses could include:
- Hospital visits
- Specialist visits
- Diagnostic tests
- Physical therapy
- Psychological counseling
Additionally, economic damages could reflect your lost wages, including income missed due to your days spent in recovery. You could also pursue damages for your lost earning potential or inability to find work in the future because of your brain injury. If you lost a loved one to a brain injury someone else caused, you could seek compensation for their medical costs as well as funeral and burial expenses.
Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are meant to compensate you for the emotional harm and life challenges caused by your accident and injuries. Your case value could reflect your past and future physical pain, mental and emotional suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. We can give you a better idea of what kinds of damages you could seek through a claim or lawsuit.
According to the Legal Information Institute (LII), negligence is an action that demonstrates a lack of reasonable care for another person. While sometimes this is through reckless action, other times it is through omission or inaction.
Proving negligence is an important part of a personal injury or medical malpractice case. Your Plano brain injuries lawyer will investigate the circumstances that caused your injuries in order to uncover all liable parties. We will also work to demonstrate that there was a direct link between someone’s negligence and your injuries—another important element in a brain injury case.
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We Can Help You File Your Claim Before the Statute of Limitations Expires
Bear in mind that Texas law places a limit on the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit for a personal injury or wrongful death case. You have only two years to begin this process, according to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003.
We can tell you more about deadlines that apply to a medical malpractice case. If you don’t take action in time, you could risk losing your ability to seek compensation.
Call in the Strong Arm Attorneys Today for Help with Your Brain Injury Case
After you have been injured in an accident, you can hold the liable party responsible for their negligence. A Plano brain injuries lawyer from Loncar Lyon Jenkins can fight for the best possible outcome for your case.
Since 1988, Loncar Lyon Jenkins has been serving injured Texans across the state, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients and their families. Bring in the Strong Arm to fight for you. Call us today to receive your free consultation.