Brain injuries can result in catastrophic symptoms that alter your way of life. Then, you might find yourself struggling to cope with your injury while facing medical bills and lost income.
If the accident that caused your injury was not your fault, the liable party might owe you financial awards for your current and ongoing medical treatment, lost earnings, pain and suffering, and more. A Rutherfordton brain injury lawyer with Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. We will handle your insurance claims or lawsuits and fight for fair compensation, freeing you to focus on your health and family.
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We Will Fight for Fair Compensation for Your Brain Injury
No matter who or what caused your accident, our Rutherfordton brain injury lawyer will work to prove fault and collect the compensation you deserve. In addition, we can hold the liable party accountable for the many damages you incurred after the incident.
You can recover compensation for your medical bills related to treating your brain injury, including:
- Emergency transportation and treatment
- Medical procedures and follow-up care
- Doctor visits
- Physical therapy and cognitive rehabilitation
- Prescription drugs and medical equipment
- In-home health services
- Lifecare costs
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You likely missed significant time from work recovering from the accident. We can help you recoup your lost wages, benefits, retirement contributions, and other income. We could also account for any diminished future earning capacity if your brain injury leads to a permanent disability that hinders your ability to work.
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Did you sustain your brain injury in a car accident? We can seek compensation for your repair bills or the replacement of your damaged vehicle.
A brain injury doesn’t just result in actual expenses. It also causes physical pain and mental and emotional suffering that could lead to a loss of enjoyment of life. We can place a value on these intangible losses and include them in your compensation claim.
How Can We Help With Your Brain Injury Case?
Our team will perform numerous tasks to achieve our goal of a successful settlement or verdict for you and your family.
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Investigate Your Accident
Serving you begins with listening. First, we want to hear your account of how your injury occurred. We will then start collecting evidence and building a case that backs your compensation claim. Evidence will vary depending on the type of accident that caused your traumatic brain injury (TBI) but may include:
- Medical records
- Police reports
- Accident reports
- Employment records
- Photographs and physical evidence from the accident scene
- Eyewitness statements
- Available surveillance or cellphone videos
We may also consult with experts. For example, we may interview your doctor (with your permission) to understand how your injuries affect your quality of life or ability to earn a living. This information will also help us calculate your damages and seek a fair sum for future accident-related losses.
File Your Claim or Lawsuit on Time
We will evaluate your damages, draft your demand letter, and file your insurance claims while tracking and adhering to all deadlines. This diligence includes taking any necessary legal action within the time limit established by North Carolina’s statute of limitations.
According to G.S. § 1-52, you have up to three years from your accident date to file a personal injury case. Meanwhile, you have two years from your loved one’s death to file a wrongful death lawsuit under G.S. § 1-53. Failing to act within the established windows will likely result in a case dismissal or a reduced or denied insurance settlement.
You do not need phone calls, emails, or pressure from insurance agents or opposing attorneys adding stress to an already challenging time. We will handle all your case-related communications and meetings and ensure your best interests are always represented. In addition, we will fight for you during settlement negotiations or represent you at trial if necessary.
Keep You Updated
We put our clients’ needs at the center of everything we do. Our commitment to service has earned us “The Best of Rutherford County” honors every year since 2011. No matter your legal issue, we will strive to serve you with respect, compassion, and drive.
We know that securing awards quickly and efficiently is important to you. Thus, we will never leave you in the dark about your case. Throughout the process, we make ourselves available to answer your questions and provide you with updates.
Brain Injuries Can Be Severe and Permanent
The Brain Injury Association of North Carolina estimates that around 200,000 North Carolinians live with a long-term disability resulting from a TBI.
TBIs can affect motor functioning, cognitive functioning, and behavior. In addition, the symptoms of a head injury differ from sufferer to sufferer and vary depending on severity. Possible side effects include:
- Loss of coordination and balance
- Weakness or numbness
- Loss of sensation
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Speech problems
- Loss of memory or difficulty forming new memories
- Learning impairment
- Behavioral changes (e.g., a lack of self-control, aggression, irritability, and depression)
- Hearing or vision loss
- Loss of mobility
- Coma or vegetative state
How Do Brain Injuries Occur?
Traumatic brain injuries often result from a violent blow to the head or body. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some of the most common causes of head injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents: The North Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles reported 57 crash injuries and two fatalities in Rutherfordton in 2019. Our Rutherford brain injury lawyer can assist with TBIs resulting from car, truck, or bus collisions, motorcycle wrecks, and bicycle and pedestrian accidents.
- Falls: Senior citizens and young children are especially vulnerable to suffering TBIs in a fall.
- Getting hit: TBIs can result from a blow delivered by another person or colliding with a stationary object. For example, TBI is a common sports injury and often occurs in construction site and workplace accidents.
- Assault: Sadly, violence accounts for around 10 percent of TBIs. If you suffered a head injury during an assault, you could have a claim against the person who assaulted you and the property or business owner who failed to provide adequate security.
Reach Out to Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC for a Free Case Review
Contact us today to learn more about working with our Rutherfordton brain injury lawyer. A team member can provide a free consultation and tell you more about how our firm can take your case at no upfront or out-of-pocket cost to you.