Brain injuries can result from any number of negligent behaviors – poorly maintained premises, car accidents, faulty sports equipment – but all victims of negligence should have the right to pursue compensation.
If you or a loved one sustained a brain injury in Wichita Falls, a brain injuries lawyer at Loncar Lyon Jenkins can help. We not only work to obtain your damages but also support you through the everyday challenges of recovery.
How to Count the Cost of a Brain Injury
Brain injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), have a wide range of symptoms and impacts on the victim’s life, which can make their diagnosis and treatment expensive. However, if your brain injury was caused by negligence, any expenses related to that accident could qualify you to claim damages for your:
- Emergency expenses
- Diagnostic testing
- Medical equipment
- Hospital stays
- Counseling and therapy
- Prescription medication
TBI consequences can be both delayed and far-reaching. Some symptoms may not manifest until weeks after your injury, while complications can appear years down the line. For this reason, our team pays special attention to future damages in brain injury cases, fighting for compensation to help you address expenses that develop later.
Age Plays a Role
The age groups most prone to TBIs and their consequences are minors and seniors. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reports that they are more at risk for:
- Acute hospital care
- Emotional and behavioral changes
- Impaired neurological function
- Brain hemorrhage complications
Much of these injuries have to do with the activities and vulnerabilities of these age groups. For example, high schoolers typically play more sports than middle-aged adults, so they are more at risk of suffering a TBI. Similarly, Mayo Clinic cites falls as the most common TBI cause in seniors and children.
In other words, compensation is tailored to your needs. In our free initial consultation, we can go over what happened to you, so we can help you pursue the damages you need to recover.
Your Personal Struggles Matter
In addition to medical damages, we can fight for:
- Lost wages: If you couldn’t go back to work for a time after the incident
- Diminished work capacity: If you won’t be able to return to your previous job
- Disability: If your mobility is restricted
- Loss of consortium: If the relationship with your spouse has taken a toll
- Pain and suffering: If you are suffering physical pain from the injury
How your brain injury impacted your life – from work to mental trauma – should be reflected in your damages.
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It’s Not Too Early Or Too Late to Ask for Help from the Strong Arm
Brain injuries can take time to recover from, which can make the timeline of your case confusing or frustrating. The time to hire a brain injuries lawyer from our Wichita Falls team is when you need help with any of the following:
- Communicating with the other party
- Assigning a value to your case
- Reviewing contracts and settlement offers
- Translating legal terminology
- Obtaining police reports and medical records
- Negotiating compensation amounts
- Consulting medical and financial experts
- Preparing for lawsuit filing
Throughout your case, you can depend on our lawyers to regularly update you about any changes. You will not be left in the dark when you hire Loncar Lyon Jenkins.
Your Deadline to File
One deadline you should keep in mind is the statute of limitations, which is the amount of time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit following a brain injury.
In Texas, you usually have two years to file for both injury and wrongful death, according to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code § 16.003. In the case of the latter, the two-year deadline is dated from the time of the death, rather than the time of the accident.
The Role of Negligence in Your Brain Injury Case
Any injury case revolves around determining if the other party was negligent and ultimately caused your injuries. Brain injuries that can result from someone else’s carelessness might include:
- Automobile accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Dog attacks
- Faulty equipment
- Unsafe athletic areas
Our goal is to highlight the action or inaction that led to the accident, how that accident caused your injuries, and how your injuries entitle you to compensation. The cause could be drunk driving, failing to leash a dangerous dog, or not cleaning a spill in a grocery store aisle.
Tools for Demonstrating Negligence
The evidence we employ to help prove negligence will vary depending on the accident that caused your brain injury, but some of the sources of information we may use are:
- Police reports
- Photos from the scene
- Video surveillance
- Witness testimony
- Expert analysis
- Accident reconstruction
- Research and history
We can also consult doctors and specialists to better understand your prognosis.
In addition, investigating the history of the person responsible can also yield important information, such as a history of traffic infractions, property code violations, or known equipment design flaws. We arm ourselves with information to better fight for your damages.
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Learn More About Your Options with a Free Case Review
The brain injuries lawyers at Loncar Lyon Jenkins want to hear from Wichita Falls victims like you. Whether you or a loved one sustained the brain injury, you may qualify for damages.
Don’t let the price of hiring a lawyer with our firm hold you back – we offer a free initial consultation and work on a contingency-fee basis, so you don’t pay us until you win. Receive advice and support by calling our office at (877) 239-4878 now.