A Belmont personal injury lawyer can help you pursue financial compensation from the party who caused your traumatic brain injury (TBI) through carelessness or an intentional act. Whatever caused your TBI, a brain injury lawyer from Farmer & Morris, PLLC, can fight tirelessly for you to get the compensation you deserve for this devastating injury.
We cannot say how much monetary compensation you might be able to pursue in your brain injury claim in Belmont until after our personal injury lawyer talks to you and investigates your situation. Every TBI case is unique. The facts of your circumstances will govern the losses you can seek to recoup.
Here are some examples of the types of damages we have won for our clients:
- Lost wages: If you were out of work for a while because of your brain injury, you can include your missed paychecks in your injury claim.
- Future lost wages: Brain injuries can cause residual problems like memory loss, struggles with concentration and attention, personality changes, and severe chronic headaches. If you cannot earn as much money as before because of ongoing impairments from your TBI, that financial loss can be a part of your monetary damages.
- Disability: Catastrophic brain injuries can cause a person to be unable to support themselves again through gainful employment. The at-fault party should bear this financial loss, not you.
- Medical expenses: The ambulance, emergency room or trauma center, hospital, doctor, surgery, lab tests, diagnostic procedures, physical therapy, prescription drugs, and other healthcare costs/medical bills incurred for the treatment of the brain injury are typically recoverable.
- Rehabilitation facility: People who suffer life-changing brain injuries often need extended healthcare services in a specialized treatment facility to learn how to cope with everyday tasks in their new functional reality. Treatment could include months of inpatient and outpatient care and multiple forms of therapy.
- Long-term care: After a devastating head injury, some people never regain consciousness. Others regain consciousness but lose the ability to live independently. In either situation, living in a long-term care center might be appropriate.
- Pain and suffering: This category of monetary damages encompasses the physical discomfort and emotional distress of a brain injury.
- Other intangible losses: These losses can include things like the loss of enjoyment of life when a person can no longer participate in activities they used to enjoy because of lingering problems from the brain injury. For example, a person might not be able to go on hikes anymore because of ongoing dizziness and balance issues from the TBI.
When a person dies because of a brain injury in Belmont, the family might be able to pursue additional compensation for their losses in a wrongful death action against the liable party.
Whoever caused your brain injury through a negligent or intentional act can get held accountable for the harm they did to you. Some of the common causes of TBIs are motor vehicle accidents, workplace injuries, slip-and-fall accidents, and intentional events like assaults.
The typical liable parties for Belmont brain injury cases can include the following:
- The at-fault drivers of motor vehicles
- Employers in workers’ compensation claims
- Negligent third parties in workplace injuries
- Property owners in slip-and-fall and other premises liability cases
- Defendants in assault, domestic violence, and other intentional injury situations.
We perform a thorough investigation of the event that caused your brain injury in Belmont to make sure that we go after all the parties who might be liable for your wounds and other losses. You do not want to find out later that there was another responsible party when it is too late to take action against them.
Because the brain is, in essence, the command center for the body and mind, significant head trauma can cause many types of problems for years after the TBI. According to the Mayo Clinic, some of the long-term consequences of moderate to severe TBI include the following:
- Loss of consciousness, including coma
- Brain death
- Vertigo, which includes dizziness
- Frequent, debilitating headaches
- Blood clots in the brain and blood vessels
- Infections from penetrating wounds and skull fractures
- A buildup of fluid in the brain, also called hydrocephalus
- Paralysis, depending on the location of damaged brain tissue
A person could suffer nerve damage that impacts any of the five senses, intellectual problems, trouble communicating, and changes in behavior and personality.
When you or a close relative suffers a significant brain injury, you need to be able to use your energy and time to focus on getting better and adapting to your changed circumstances. Having an attorney who handles brain injury cases in Belmont gives you the time and rest that you need.
Farmer & Morris, PLLC, can stay on top of the procedural rules, deal directly with the defendant’s insurance company, and negotiate on your behalf for a settlement of your claim. If the case does not settle, we can file a lawsuit and take your case to trial, if appropriate.
One of the procedural rules that could end your legal right to compensation for your brain injury claim is the statute of limitations. This state rule says that your personal injury lawsuits must be filed within 3 years (G.S. § 1-52), and wrongful death lawsuits must be filed within 2 years (G.S. § 1-53).
Because we handle personal injury and wrongful death claims on a contingency fee basis, you will not have to pay out-of-pocket fees or any fees at all until the end of the case. Then, we receive a percentage of the financial recovery from the settlement or court award.
You do not have to go through the stress and anxiety of a Belmont brain injury personal injury or wrongful death case all alone. Our experienced lawyers can be there with you during every step of the process.
At Farmer & Morris Law, PLLC, our goal is excellence in legal representation, in every case, with every client, and at every stage. We are proud to offer a free initial consultation with no obligation. Call or fill out our online contact form to get started on your personal injury claim today.