Waco Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
If you or someone you know has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you know how dramatically it can change your life. A traumatic brain injury is an injury caused by an external physical force that affects the way your brain works. Traumatic brain injuries may be mild with temporary effect or severe, leading to death. If you have suffered a brain injury because of the actions of another person or entity, you may be entitled to compensation. A Waco brain injury attorney at Craft Law Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve.
Our attorneys at Craft Law Firm believe each case is the most important event in each of our client’s lives. We understand that. We live it with the client, and we treat it accordingly.
- We have a reputation for excellence and experience, including our track record of success.
- We have taken on some of the largest companies in the world, including energy giants and automotive manufacturers.
- We have litigated on behalf of our clients in more than 30 states.
If you or a family member has suffered a traumatic brain injury, we can help. Call 713-225-0500 for a free and confidential case evaluation with one of our experienced Waco personal injury attorneys.
What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injury is injury to the brain that disrupts the normal function of the brain. It can occur as a result of falls, violence such as gunshot wounds, vehicle accidents, or mistakes during a medical procedure. The signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injury vary depending on the severity of the injury but can include physical symptoms including headaches or loss of balance; sensory symptoms like sensitivity to light or sound; or cognitive, behavioral or mental symptoms like mood changes or disorientation and profound confusion.
Traumatic brain injury can result in loss of employment and the need for long-term medical care. When you are trying to get compensation from the person whose actions caused your injury, you will have to prove that person acted negligently or recklessly. If the injury happened at your job, speak with a workplace accident attorney.
Proving Negligence in a Traumatic Brain Injury Case
If your traumatic brain injury occurred as a result of the negligence or misconduct of another person you may be able to sue them and get compensation. To be successful in your lawsuit, you must show that the person or entity who caused your injury owed you a duty of care, their breach of their duty caused your injury, and you have suffered losses because of the injury. For example, if you suffer a brain injury from a trucking accident, the truck driver and the trucking company owe you and other road users a duty of care, which includes proper maintenance of the trucks, abiding by federal regulations, and driving with care. Your lawyer will have access to experts who are knowledgeable about the trucking industry and can help assess your case and identify all the parties responsible for your injury.
Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injury
The value of compensation you can receive for traumatic brain injury will depend on the severity of your injury, and how it affects your life. A person who suffers a traumatic brain injury and is unable to function without medical or caregiver support for the rest of their life, will need more compensation than someone whose life is only temporarily impacted by their injury.
Traumatic brain injury victims may have health and rehabilitation benefits but these benefits can very quickly be exhausted depending on the complexity of the case. A traumatic brain injury victim may never be able to return to the life they had before their injury, so the goal is to achieve successful re-entry and maintenance in their household and community.
Depending on the severity of the injury, this might involve cognitive rehabilitation, behavioral health treatment, devices and equipment, transitional living or housing, and continuous neuropsychological care. Maintaining such extensive long-term care can be very costly.
A traumatic brain injury affects not only the victim, but their entire family as well. The inability to contribute to the household income or to offer affection to their children or spouse is a loss to the victim and their family that should be compensated.
An experienced lawyer can help you get compensation to cover your medical expenses and other losses such as loss of earning capacity, loss of enjoyment of life, and life care costs.
How Can an Attorney Help?
When you or a family member has suffered a traumatic brain injury caused by the negligence of another party, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. An experienced Waco brain injury attorney will work with medical experts to establish the full extent of your injuries and give evidence about your present and future medical expenses. They will also work with economic experts to come up with a monetary value on the other losses associated with your injury.
Having a Waco brain injury attorney with significant trial experience is also an advantage even if your case does not go to court. While most cases will be resolved with a negotiated settlement, having an experienced trial attorney by your side will show the other party that you are serious about your case. At Craft Law Firm, we prepare each case for trial and are always courtroom-ready.
How Much Will an Injury Attorney Cost?
Too many people hesitate to contact a lawyer to help them with their legal issues because they believe that using a lawyer will be too expensive. You shouldn’t allow such fears to stop you from contacting a lawyer if you have suffered a traumatic brain injury. It will cost you more if you do not use a lawyer. The good news is that many law firms, including Craft Law Firm, handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. Under this sort of arrangement, you do not have to worry about legal fees stopping you from taking action against the person who caused your injury. Craft Law Firm will never charge a fee unless we win.
Waco Brain Injury Attorney
If you or a relative has suffered a traumatic brain injury, call us at 713-225-0500 for a free consultation. We know how serious every traumatic brain injury case is, so when you call, you will speak to an attorney, not a paralegal or intake specialist. Our attorneys will make sure you receive the compensation you deserve to cover your present and future losses.
Contact us today to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced attorneys.