Canton Brain Injury Lawyers
If you or a family member sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) during a personal injury accident, you already understand the impact 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 everyday activities, and enjoy a long and active life.
After a brain injury, your future might depend on the treatment you get as well as your ability to pay for the treatment that you need. That’s why you should consult with an attorney about receiving the compensation you are entitled to. The medical bills and lost income, in addition to the pain and suffering, are not something you should have to manage alone.
Get In Touch With a Canton traumatic brain injury attorney at Marko Law if you are struggling with a head injury due to 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 mild to severe with varying symptoms and degrees of prognosis.
Mild traumatic brain injuries usually impact an individual for a brief period of time before they make a full recovery. More severe traumatic brain injuries can cause bruising, torn tissue, bleeding, and other physical damage that causes long-lasting complications or death.
What Kinds of Brain Injury Claims Does Marko Law Handle?
Our brain injury lawyers take on all kinds of cases involving brain injuries that were caused by another party’s negligence. Some of the most common types of TBI claims 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 accidents are common and several lead to head injuries. Truck accidents are less common, however 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 biking near roadways. If a vehicle hits a pedestrian, they are typically thrown or crushed from the force of the vehicle. This collision often results in brain injuries in serious pedestrian or bicycle accidents.
Medical malpractice occurs when a physician, hospital, or other healthcare provider deviates from the standard of care, resulting in 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 can result.
Infant brain damage can happen during childbirth in particular situations that are naturally caused and also in circumstances involving negligence. The most common causes of birth injury TBIs are using an instrument like forceps with too much force or asphyxiation when the brain is deprived of oxygen for too long.
Slip and Fall
When an individual slips and falls from a slippery floor or defective staircase, they can easily hit their heads hard enough to inflict a brain injury. Some falls are not serious and result in minor injuries. But some can be devastating and lead to long-lasting consequences and real pain and suffering.
Some jobs and industries are known to be more dangerous than others. For instance, an employee in the construction industry might sustain a brain injury on the job from falling, being crushed, or during a car accident. In these cases, they might be able to recover compensation through workers’ compensation benefits. If a party besides the employer was responsible, they may be able to receive 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 loved ones. 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 might be out of work for a long time. In addition to medical bills, you might be able to receive other compensation because of the accident.
Insurance providers 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 try to settle, you may not receive enough compensation for past medical bills, never mind future medical expenses and lost time from work.
The different types of compensation that you can receive consist of:
- Past medical expenses for injuries you sustained in the accident.
- Future medical expenses for upcoming surgeries and doctors’ visits.
- Physical, cognitive and psychological therapies. These types of therapies may continue for months or years.
- Past lost wages for time you could not work due to your injuries.
- Future lost wages for time you can not work in the future or if you have to take a position that pays less.
- Vehicle 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 spouse.
- The cost if you must hire someone for daily 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 might be minor or severe and could have extensive recovery times. Compensation for long-term injuries will help you support yourself and your family.
Contact a Canton Brain Injury Lawyer
The lawyers of Marko Law have the experience and resources needed to represent you in your traumatic brain injury case. We will fight on your behalf to recover the maximum compensation you and your family deserve.
Do not make the mistake of dealing with insurance companies by yourself. Hire skilled legal representation to protect you and your loved one’s legal rights.
Contact Us Today to Get a Free Consultation
If you are ready to start your case or need more information about Brain Injury in Canton, 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.