Detroit Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
If you or a family member suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury accident, you already understand the effect these injuries can have. Suffering from a brain injury is never easy. A TBI can be straining on a person's physical, mental, and financial health. A TBI can also make it hard to work, resume your daily activities, and enjoy a long and active life.After a brain injury, your future may depend on the treatment you receive and your ability to pay for the care that you need. That's why you should consult an attorney about receiving the compensation you deserve. The medical bills and lost wages, in addition to the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to manage alone. Consult a Detroit traumatic brain injury attorney at Marko Law if you are suffering from a head injury because of a motor vehicle accident or any other accident.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
The definition of a traumatic brain injury is "a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury." These injuries include:
- Damage to the structural integrity of the skull
- Damage to the brain tissue from the violent movement
- Injuries where the brain tissue is penetrated
TBIs range from minor to severe with varying symptoms and degrees of prognosis. Minor traumatic brain injuries generally impact a person for a short period of time before they make a full recovery. More severe traumatic brain injuries can cause bruising, torn tissue, bleeding, and various other physical damage that causes long-lasting problems or death.
What Kinds of Brain Injury Claims Does Marko Law Handle?
Our brain injury attorneys take on all kinds of claims involving brain injuries that were caused by another party's negligence. Some of the most common types of TBI cases we handle include:
Car, Truck, and Motorcycle Accidents
Automobile accidents are one of the most common causes of brain injuries in the United States. Car crashes are common and may lead to head injuries. Truck accidents are less common, yet they involve devastating force that results in an increased chance of a TBI. And motorcycle riders simply have little to no protection and can easily hurt their head when they are struck or ejected from their bike.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Pedestrians and bicyclists are completely exposed when they are walking or cycling near roadways. If a car hits a pedestrian, they are typically thrown or crushed by the force of the vehicle. This collision commonly results in brain injuries in serious pedestrian or bicycle collisions.
Medical malpractice happens when a physician, hospital, or other healthcare provider deviates from the standard of care, causing an injury to the patient. If the mistake causes a lack of oxygen to the brain, or fails to notice or treat an existing brain issue, a TBI might result.
Infant brain damage can happen during childbirth in certain situations that are naturally caused and also in circumstances involving negligence. The most common causes of birth injury TBIs are the use of an instrument like forceps with too much force or asphyxiation when the brain is deprived of oxygen for too long.
Slip and Fall
When a person slips and falls from a slippery floor or broken staircase, they can easily hit their heads hard enough to result in a brain injury. Some falls are not serious and result in minor injuries. But some can be devastating and lead to lasting consequences and real pain and suffering.
Some jobs and industries are known to be more hazardous than others. For instance, an employee in the construction industry may suffer a brain injury on the job from falling, being crushed, or during a vehicle accident. In these cases, they may be able to recover compensation through workers' compensation benefits. If a party besides the employer was responsible, they may be able to get additional compensation with a third-party personal injury claim.
Compensation for Damages from a Brain Injury
Receiving compensation for a brain injury that was not your fault can make all the difference for you and your family. In most cases, victims and their loved ones are dealing with mounting bills, stress, and an uncertain future. If your traumatic brain injury is severe, you could be out of work for a long time. In addition to medical bills, you may be able to receive other compensation because of the accident.Insurance companies will pay the least amount possible because they are in business to make money. They don't care about your injuries; they just care about their profits. If you attempt to settle, you might not receive sufficient compensation for past medical bills, never mind future medical expenses, and lost time from work.The different kinds of compensation that you could receive include:
- Past medical expenses for injuries you suffered in the accident.
- Future medical expenses for upcoming surgeries and doctors' visits.
- Physical, cognitive, and psychological therapies. These kinds of therapies might continue for months or years.
- Past lost wages for the time you could not work due to your injuries.
- Future lost wages for the time you can not work in the future or if you have to take a position that pays less.
- Automobile repairs or replacement.
- Replacement of personal property damaged in the accident.
- Loss of companionship if the incident caused injuries serious enough so that you can not enjoy doing things with your family.
- Loss of consortium if the accident caused injuries serious enough that you can not enjoy a physical relationship with your partner.
- The cost if you need to employ someone for everyday tasks, such as grocery shopping, home maintenance, and cleaning.
- Pain and suffering if doctors expect you to suffer from your injuries for the long term.
- Punitive damages if the at-fault driver's grossly negligent actions caused the accident.
Traumatic brain injuries may be mild or severe and might have lengthy recovery times. Compensation for long-term injuries will help you support yourself and your family.
Contact a Detroit Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
The lawyers of Marko Law have the experience and resources needed to represent you in your traumatic brain injury claim. We will fight on your behalf to recover the maximum compensation you and your family are entitled to.Don't make the mistake of handling insurance companies alone. Hire skilled legal representation to protect you and your family member's legal rights.
Contact Us Today to Get a Free Consultation
If you are ready to start your case or need more information about Traumatic Brain Injury in Detroit, Michigan, contact Marko Law Firm today. Let us represent you as you seek justice and compensation for your pain and damages. Call (313) 777-7LAW today to get a free consultation or visit our website: MarkoLaw.com to get more information.