Brain Bleed Injury LawyersLast updated on: January 2, 2021
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Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are serious injuries, especially when involving a brain bleed. These injuries may be suffered in a variety of accidents, such as car accidents, slip and falls, or workplace accidents. Brain bleed head injuries may leave you or a loved one unable to work while struggling to meet your expenses.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain bleed or other TBI, you should contact an experienced brain bleed head injury lawyer from Zinda Law Group at (800) 863-5312 today for a free consultation. If we are not able to win your case, you will not owe us anything.
BRAIN BLEED HEAD INJURY LAWYERS
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) commonly result from vehicle accidents but may have many other causes such as:
Brain bleeds may occur as a result of your traumatic brain injury. The effects of a traumatic brain injury can be disastrous and life-changing for the victims of the TBI as well as their loved ones. Long-lasting or even permanent effects of head injuries can include memory loss, paralysis, neck and spinal injuries, impaired motor skills, and impaired brain functions, and other disabilities.
Victims of traumatic brain injuries may require medical treatment or therapy for the rest of their lives, which may create a serious financial burden. If you or a loved one sustained a traumatic brain injury in an accident, you may be able to pursue a claim for any compensation. You should contact an experienced brain bleed injury lawyer to handle your case. Your attorney may be able to help you better understand your legal options while handling your claim as you focus on recovering from your brain injury. Your lawyer may be able to help you identify the party or parties that may be held liable for your injuries.
HOW TO FILE A CLAIM FOR A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
1. Hire A Brain Bleed Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one sustained a traumatic brain injury, you should immediately hire an experienced brain bleed attorney to handle your traumatic brain bleed injury claim. If your injury resulted from an incident caused by the negligence of another party, your attorney may be able to help you prove that the other party is liable.
2. Document the Accident
You should keep receipts or invoices from any medical treatment, property damage, or other expenses that you incurred as a result of your injury and give them to your lawyer. You should also obtain any medical documentation from your head injury. If you went to the emergency room or any subsequent doctor visits, you should also provide your lawyer with that documentation. Your medical records should include details on the severity of your injuries, which will help determine how much you may receive in damages. If you sustained your brain injury in a vehicle accident, you should provide your lawyer with any evidence you are able to collect from the scene of the accident such as pictures, videos, or eyewitness statements.
3. Apply for Workers’ Compensation if Applicable
If your head injury occurred during a work-related incident, you may be able to receive workers’ compensation. Your attorney may help you navigate this claim process.
4. Proving Who Was Liable for Your Injury
In any personal injury claim, the individual making the claim must prove that the other party is at fault and therefore should be held liable for any damages that resulted from the injury. To prove negligence by the other party, all of the following must generally occur:
- The party accused of being at fault was legally responsible for being careful or owed the victim a “duty of care.”
- The party at fault breached this duty of care through negligent behavior such as intoxicated driving or failing to maintain property free of hazards such as a slippery floor.
- The actions or failure to act of the other party directly caused the injuries sustained by the victim.
- The victim sustained injuries, such as a brain bleed or TBI.
WHAT DAMAGES MAY I SEEK?
If you sustained a traumatic brain injury or suffered a brain bleed, you may be entitled to seek compensation. Traumatic brain injuries can range from mild to severe. The extent of your injury can affect the amount you receive in damages. Each case is unique, so the amount you receive in damages may generally depend on the nature of the incident that caused your injuries and the severity of your TBI. The most common types of damages you may be entitled to for a traumatic brain bleed injury claim include:
The Cost of Medical Treatment
The amount you receive in compensation for your medical bills will depend largely on the nature and severity of your brain injury and the amount of medical costs you incurred. The cost of emergency room visits, hospitalization, diagnostic procedures, treatment, medication, therapy, and any other medical expenses that directly resulted from your injury will generally be considered when calculating the amount of your damages.
If you were unable to work for a period of time after the incident, you may be able to receive compensation for the income you lost while you were recovering from your brain bleed or TBI. The amount of time you were unable to work may affect the amount you receive in compensation.
Loss of Earning Capacity
If your traumatic brain injury caused permanent damage that left you unable to work, you may be able to seek compensation. If your loved one, such as a spouse or parent, was disabled as a result of their brain bleed injury, you may also be able to pursue compensation for the loss of income and support that you were receiving before the accident, especially if his or her income was vital to sustaining your household.
Cost of Lifelong Care
The effects of a traumatic brain injury may persist for years or even the rest of the victim’s life. TBI that resulted in brain bleeds may be especially debilitating. When calculating the amount you can receive in damages, the cost of future medical treatment or therapy may be considered. If you or a loved one require the services of a caregiver or must be admitted to an assisted living facility because of the brain injury, you may be able to seek compensation for these expenses as well.
Pain and Suffering
You may also be able to seek compensation for the pain and suffering that resulted from your injuries. The degree to which your quality of life has been adversely affected by your brain injury will be considered when calculating the amount of compensation you may be entitled to.
You may be able to seek compensation for any additional expenses that you incurred as a direct result of your injuries, such as the cost of traveling to doctor appointments or therapy sessions and any damage to your property, such as the cost to repair your vehicle after a car accident.
HOW MAY ZINDA LAW GROUP HELP?
Proving that a traumatic brain injury occurred as a result of another party’s negligent actions can be challenging, especially given the nature of many brain injuries. Brain trauma is not as easily detectable as some other injuries. Brain bleeds are most often only detectable using specific medical diagnostic procedures. An experienced brain bleed injury lawyer may be able to help you sort through the details of your case and help you prove that another party is liable for your injuries. The experienced team of brain bleed injury attorneys at Zinda Law Group may be able to investigate your accident and gather the necessary evidence to help you seek the maximum amount of compensation possible after your accident.
1. Who Can Be Held Liable?
Any individual can be held liable for a traumatic brain injury if his or her negligence or wrongful conduct directly caused the injury. Traumatic brain injuries can result from several types of incidents. If an accident occurred as a result of misconduct by an individual or entity, then a claim may be filed against that party. Some possible liable parties may include:
- Drivers and owners of vehicles, motorcycles, commercial trucks, boats, or other vehicle that was involved in your accident
- Property owners responsible for the property where you slipped and fell or otherwise suffered a TBI and brain bleed
- Employers may also be liable for brain bleed injuries if the injury was suffered in a workplace accident.
- Healthcare workers whose medical negligence results in a traumatic brain injury
- The manufacturer, distributor, or retailer of a defective product that fails to work properly or malfunctions, resulting in a brain bleed injury
- Any individual who owes a duty of care to another individual and fails to do so, which results in a traumatic brain injury
2. Can I File a Claim for a Spouse or Family Member?
If your spouse or family member has suffered a brain bleed injury and is now incapacitated or is deceased, you may be able to file a claim. If your loved one is still alive but incapacitated, you may be able to file a claim for the loss of consortium or loss of financial support that you were previously receiving from your spouse or parent. If your loved one passed away as a result of the TBI or brain bleed injury, you may also be able to file a wrongful death claim in many states. Each state may have different laws regarding which family members or loved ones may be able to file a wrongful death claim. However, you may be able to seek compensation for the loss of consortium or loss of support, funeral costs, and other damages.
3. How Long Is the Statute of Limitations?
The statute of limitations for a personal injury claim varies from state to state. Most commonly, the statute of limitations ranges from two to three years. You should consult your attorney to determine the applicable statute of limitations in your state. The longer you wait to file your claim, the more difficult it may become to win your case and seek the maximum amount of compensation. If the statute of limitations expires before you file a lawsuit, your claim may generally be denied.
CONSULT THE BRAIN BLEED INJURY ATTORNEYS AT ZINDA LAW GROUP TODAY
At Zinda Law Group, our personal injury attorneys may be able to help you if you have been injured in an accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury or brain bleed. Our experienced attorneys have years of experience helping our clients pursue the maximum compensation they may be entitled to after they or a loved one has suffered a brain bleed head injury or TBI.
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