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Brain injuries can have devastating and long-lasting consequences for accident victims. If you experienced a traumatic brain injury, then it is important to see a physician for treatment as soon as possible. After you’ve been treated, you or a family member should consider contacting a Texas brain injury lawyer from Zinda Law Group for legal guidance.
If your head or brain injury was caused by the negligence or carelessness or another person or company, our attorneys are here to help. Our brain injury lawyers will help you gather the evidence that is necessary to prove your case. We can also help you negotiate with insurance companies and handle the entire legal process on your behalf. Our traumatic brain injury attorneys work on a contingency basis. This means that you will not have to pay us unless we win your case. Call 866-845-1772 to get started with a free attorney consultation today.
What Is a Brain Injury Case?
Simply put, a brain injury case is exactly what it sounds like—a situation in which a victim has suffered an injury to their brain as a result of the negligence or wrongdoing of someone else. A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can be caused by a violent or sudden blow to the head or neck area. A TBI can also result from an object going through brain tissue, like a bullet or a piece of the skull itself.
In certain, milder cases, TBIs may affect the victim for a short period of time and can be treated relatively easily. In such situations, the impact on a victim’s life and well-being may be relatively minor. In other situations, however, TBIs may result in bruising, damage to brain tissue, or other physical damage to the brain. Because the brain is involved in essentially everything that we do, serious TBIs like these may drastically impact a victim’s quality of life. In such situations, brain injury lawyers in Texas may be necessary to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Common Causes and Examples
In general, TBIs are typically caused by a blow or force to the head or neck area. There are a variety of ways that this can happen, as well as a wide variety of different symptoms that may result. Common events that can lead to a TBI include:
Falls can occur in a lot of different settings. Young children can often be involved in falls if they are learning to walk, or if they are participating in an activity like playing on a playset or learning to ride a bike. Elderly people may also be more prone to falls during daily activities like taking a shower or getting into or out of a vehicle.
It isn’t just young children and elderly people who are subject to fall injuries, however. People whose job involves climbing ladders or working in elevated locations may be at risk for sustaining a TBI from a fall, and daily activities like getting out of bed or walking down a flight of stairs can subject all of us to some amount of risk.
Even the most minor of car accidents involve two machines weighing thousands of pounds colliding with each other. The force generated from a slow-moving rear end accident is enough to result in a TBI for either of the drivers or any passengers in the car. High-speed collisions may result in extremely severe TBIs and can even lead to fatalities in the most severe of circumstances. These potential consequences can potentially be even worse if one of the people involved in the accident is a pedestrian or a bicycle rider. While there is no way to completely eliminate the risk of getting into an accident on the road, you can minimize your risk by following all traffic laws and driving as carefully as possibly.
For the most part, most of us aren’t in situations where we are at risk of being near an explosive blast on a daily basis. However, there are certain fields of work where injury from an explosive blast is a risk. Certain worksites, like a mining site or construction zone can cause workers to be in close proximity to dangerous chemicals which can explode if not properly handled. These blasts can lead to a serious TBI. In addition, those serving in the military in active combat zones or even just in training grounds may be susceptible to injuries from explosive blasts.
Participating in sports, whether it’s playing pickup basketball at the gym or soccer in the park with some friends can be a great way to stay physically healthy and build community. However, even the most casual game presents some risk of being injured. Falling down while playing a sport can lead to a TBI, and the same is true for sports that involve objects flying around at high speeds.
Those who are victims of things like gunshot wounds or other forms of assault may be left with brain damage as a result. In some cases, there may be criminal cases through which the perpetrator is brought to justice for what they did. Even if criminal charges are filed, however, you may still need the services of experienced Texas brain injury lawyers to help fight for your rights to fair compensation for everything that you lost.
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What to Do After a Brain Injury Accident?
After suffering a brain injury, many victims don’t have an idea of what to do to start the process of getting compensation for their injuries. This issue can be compounded by the fact that brain injuries may get in the way of a victim’s ability to think clearly for themselves. In any case, it is helpful to have some idea of what to do after a brain injury accident in order to make sure that you don’t damage a potential legal claim and that you aren’t taken advantage of in the process.
Seek Medical Attention
The first thing to do when you are dealing with a potential brain injury case is to seek medical attention. Even if you think that your injury isn’t that serious, seeing a doctor is important for a couple of different reasons. First, certain injuries may present with rather mild symptoms or even no symptoms at all. However, these injuries can still be very serious and may get worse over time if left untreated. Seeing a doctor quickly increases the chances that your injury will be accurately assessed and that you can get back on the road to recovery.
Second, getting medical attention quickly can actually help your legal case later on down the line. Insurance companies or opposing lawyers may try to make the argument that your injuries aren’t as severe as you describe them or that they could be unrelated to the incident that occurred. Seeing a doctor as soon as possible after the accident that led to the injury cuts against these potential claims.
Document the Accident
To the extent that you are able, document the situation that led to your potential brain injury as thoroughly as you can. This can mean different things depending on the exact type of accident that took place. For example, if you were in a car accident, make sure to report the accident to law enforcement and get the contact and insurance information for the other driver as well as the contact information for any potential witnesses. If the injury occurred while you were at work, make sure to report the incident to your supervisor.
Speak with a Texas Brain Injury Lawyer
After sustaining a TBI, many victims have no idea of what they’re supposed to be doing. On top of trying to deal with their injury from a medical perspective, they may also be dealing with calls from insurance companies asking questions. Zinda Law Group believes that everyone is entitled to quality legal representation and that the only thing you should need to worry about following an accident is recovery. A quality lawyer will be able to assess your situation and may be able to give you advice about how to move forward while putting you in the best possible position to be adequately compensated for your injuries.
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How Does a Brain Injury Case Work?
A brain injury case can be confusing for those who have don’t have any kind of experience in the legal field. That is why a good first step in the process is to speak with an experienced lawyer in your area. A lawyer may be able to look at the details of your case and determine whether you have a legal claim at all. If you do, then they may be able to give you an idea of what it could be worth and what potential next steps might look like.
Once you have decided to hire a lawyer, they can begin to gather all of the information that proving your case will require. This can include requesting medical records, speaking with witnesses of the accident, and looking at photographs or videos. Once they have a solid handle on the details of your case, they can begin the negotiation process.
Most cases will eventually reach a settlement before going to trial because a trial can be a lengthy and expensive process for everyone involved. There is typically an amount that is agreeable to both parties that will avoid a trial. At this stage, your lawyer may be able to use their negotiating skills and experience with handling similar claims to argue for maximum compensation. If there is no agreement reached, your lawyer will represent you in an eventual trial.
What Are the Elements of Negligence?
The majority of TBI cases will involve proving that the party who caused the victim’s injuries acted negligently. “Negligence” is a legal term that has four main components, including:
The first step in proving negligence is to establish that the negligent party had a legal duty to act in a certain way. In the case of a car crash, for example, the duty that a driver has is to follow the rules of the road.
After establishing that someone had a legal duty, the next step is to show that they breached that duty. In our car crash example, a breach of duty might be shown by proving that a driver was driving drunk since there are laws against driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
After showing that the negligent party had a duty and ultimately breached that duty, the next step is to establish the causal link between that breach and the victim’s injuries. Even if someone breached a duty to act in a certain way, they may not be liable for damages if their breach didn’t actually cause the victim’s injuries.
Finally, in order to complete the process of proving negligence, a victim must show that they did, in fact, sustain injuries.
Who Can Be Sued?
In short, anyone who negligently, recklessly, or intentionally causes a victim’s injuries may be a proper party to file a lawsuit against. This will depend greatly on the details of a given case. In a situation involving a car accident, it may be another driver who was involved that is the target of a lawsuit. It may also be a property owner who negligently maintained their property which led to an injury. There is no shortage to the type of person or entity who may be subject to a lawsuit if they act negligently.
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What Damages Can Be Recovered?
While accident victims may be all too aware of what their costs are as the medical bills begin to surmount, they may not be aware of the amount of compensation they are entitled to. While the exact amount that you may be eligible to receive will differ based on the unique circumstances of your case, there are a few main categories of legal damages that may apply.
Economic damages are objective, measurable damages that a victim sustains as a result of their accident. They include things like medical bills, damage to property, and even lost wages if you are unable to work for a period of time due to your brain injury. Economic damages are relatively easy to prove through things like bills and receipts.
While economic damages are objective and easy to measure, non-economic damages are subjective and more difficult to discern. That does not mean that they are any less real to the victims, however. Generally, non-economic damages refer to the pain and suffering that a victim experiences as a result of their injuries. While it is difficult to say what a given case could be worth in non-economic damages, it is generally true that the bigger an impact an injury has on the life of the victim, the more it could potentially be worth in financial compensation.
The majority of cases will focus only on the first two categories of damages, which aim to make a victim whole again after sustaining their injuries. However, in certain cases, punitive damages may also come into play. While economic and non-economic damages are focused on the victim, punitive damages aim to punish a wrongdoer for their actions and serve as a warning to other similarly situated people to not act in the same way. These damages are generally only available in cases of extreme recklessness or intentional conduct.
What Is the Statute of Limitations?
The statute of limitations is the legal term for the time that an accident victim has to file a claim, starting from the date of their injury. In Texas, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years. This means that accident victims have two years from the date of their injury to file a claim. If they wait longer than that timeframe, their case will likely not be able to go forward.
Certain exceptions may apply to the general statute of limitations. For example, if the victim is under 18 when they are injured, the limitations clock won’t start running until they turn 18. Additionally, a victim may be able to file past the two years if they had no reason to know about their injury until much later. However, it is advisable to speak with Texas brain injury lawyers as soon as you possibly can to avoid running into any kind of issues with the timing of your case.
Why Hire Zinda Law Group?
Contact the Texas brain injury lawyers at Zinda Law Group at 866-845-1772 to get started today. You will not only get a free consultation but you will not have to pay our firm anything unless we are able to win your case. We know how stressful it can be to deal with a brain injury. That is why we are committed to helping people get justice and the legal help they deserve after becoming the victim of someone else’s negligence. We look forward to helping you.