What Causes Traumatic Brain Injury?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an accident that causes a bump, blow, jolt, or penetrating head injury can possibly result in a brain injury. The violent impact of such an injury can disrupt normal brain function, changing your life or that of a loved one forever.
If you experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to the negligence of another person, you may be entitled to compensation.
Some victims of a traumatic brain injury never fully recover, leaving them with a permanent disability. You may be scared and confused after your accident. Below are some symptoms of a traumatic brain injury to watch for in yourself or a loved one.
The Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury is a life-changing event. Depending upon the severity of the injury, you or your loved one may never be the same. According to Mayo Clinic, such an injury can impact movement, thinking skills, and sensations. Some victims of a traumatic brain injury experience changes in behavior and emotions.
The easy-going loved one you remember before the accident may now have outbursts of anger or depression. The need for their care may far exceed your capabilities, possibly requiring their placement in a skilled nursing facility.
A traumatic brain injury that occurs due to the negligence of another person is not fair. While each personal injury case is different, you may be entitled to compensation.
Types of Accidents that Can Result in a Traumatic Brain Injury
What causes traumatic brain injury? There are a variety of accidents that can result in a TBI. A severe jolt to the brain can happen in a second, instantly changing your life or that of your loved one.
The following are just a few examples of accidents that can cause a traumatic brain injury and that can occur due to the reckless actions of others:
- Vehicle accidents
- Trip and fall accidents
- Sports injuries
- Acts of violence
The medical costs associated with a traumatic brain injury can be overwhelming. Determining liability for your injuries is at the core of a personal injury case. A lawyer can carefully investigate accidents involving traumatic brain injuries. They can identify all parties responsible for your injuries.
A personal injury lawyer can help you through this difficult time by providing you with legal representation. If your brain injury left you with mounting medical bills, lost wages, “pain and suffering,” and other inconveniences—fight for the justice you deserve.
Protecting Your Interests Against Insurance Companies
Insurance companies are often among the first to contact you after a serious accident. Their goal may be to settle your claim quickly. An initial settlement offer may appeal to you as you worry about your finances. The truth is that most initial settlement offers will not cover all of your accident-related expenses.
Protecting your best interests during this stressful time is essential for your future. Do not give in to the high-pressure tactics used by insurance companies. Should you accept their offer, you may lose your right to pursue further compensation forever.
Contact the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC Today
At the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, we are familiar with the tactics insurance companies may use to deny or delay payment. We also understand what a tragic time this is for you and your loved ones.
Civil litigation is your right under Virginia law. The statute of limitations pertaining to personal injury lawsuits requires that we file your case within a specific timeframe. If we miss the deadline for filing your lawsuit, your opportunity for pursuing compensation may be lost forever.
Attorney Jim Parrish has spent years providing legal representation and advice for insurance companies. The knowledge he gained helps him to understand how insurance companies work when it comes to personal injury claims.
It is typically not wise to negotiate with insurance companies on your own. Let the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC protect your interests by handling negotiations with insurance companies on your behalf. If we are unable to secure a fair settlement out of court, we are ready to go to trial.
Let Our Team Help You
No matter what causes traumatic brain injury for you or your loved one, we may be able to help. We offer a free case review. To learn more about your options for civil action against the person or persons responsible for your traumatic brain injury, call the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC now at (571) 229-1800. We aim to hold all responsible parties accountable for their negligence.