Traumatic Brain Injury

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Possible outcomes

The outcomes of a brain injury claim can significantly impact the future of the injured individual. Successful claims may result in compensation that covers medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. With proper legal representation, you can increase your chances of obtaining a favorable outcome and securing the financial resources needed to cope with the long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury.

In a brain injury claim, the possible outcomes can vary depending on the circumstances of the case, the strength of the evidence, the severity of the injury, and the legal proceedings. Here are some possible outcomes:

Settlement: Many brain injury claims are resolved through negotiated settlements before going to trial. In a settlement, the parties agree on a specific amount of compensation that the responsible party (often an insurance company) will pay to the injured party. Settlements can provide faster resolution and avoid the uncertainty and costs of a trial.

Trial Verdict: If a settlement cannot be reached, the case may proceed to trial. A judge or jury will hear the evidence and arguments from both sides and make a decision. If the verdict is in favor of the injured party, they will receive a judgment for damages. However, if the verdict is in favor of the defendant, the injured party may receive no compensation.

Appeal: Either party may choose to appeal the trial verdict if they believe there were legal errors in the trial process. Appeals can result in a higher judgment or a different outcome, but they can also extend the legal process.

Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR): In some cases, parties may choose to resolve the dispute through alternative methods such as mediation or arbitration. These processes can be less formal and costly than a trial and may lead to a negotiated settlement.

Partial Liability: Sometimes, a brain injury claim results in a determination of partial liability, meaning that both parties share some responsibility for the injury. In such cases, the compensation awarded may be reduced to reflect the injured party's degree of fault.

No Recovery: Unfortunately, in some cases, the injured party may not recover any compensation. This can occur if there is insufficient evidence to prove negligence or liability, or if the responsible party lacks the financial means to pay damages.

Structured Settlement: In some cases, the compensation awarded may be structured as periodic payments over time rather than a lump sum. This can be advantageous for long-term financial planning.

Punitive Damages: In cases where the defendant's conduct was particularly egregious or malicious, punitive damages may be awarded in addition to compensatory damages. Punitive damages are intended to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar conduct in the future.

The specific outcome of a brain injury claim will depend on the unique circumstances of each case. It's essential to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can assess your situation, build a strong case, and guide you through the legal process to pursue the best possible outcome for your specific circumstances.

What To Expect

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious condition that can result from sudden trauma or a violent impact to the head. TBIs occur when nerves and fibers in the brain tear, leading to bleeding and bruising within the brain. These injuries can have long-lasting effects on an individual's cognitive abilities and overall well-being. They can be caused by various incidents, including slip and falls, head impacts, or accidents involving cars, trucks, or boats. In such cases, seeking legal representation from a skilled traumatic brain injury attorney is crucial to protect your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve.

Damages that May be Included in a Brain Injury Claim

A brain injury claim encompasses a range of legal actions aimed at securing compensation for the victim. In these claims, it's vital to determine if negligence on the part of another person, organization, government entity, or company contributed to the injury. Common causes of brain injuries include accidents like slip and falls, head-on collisions, or boating accidents. At Maverick Ray Law, we specialize in investigating these cases and working diligently to secure the settlement you deserve.

A brain injury claim aims to provide compensation to the injured party for the damages and losses they have suffered due to the brain injury. The specific elements that can be covered in a brain injury claim may vary depending on the circumstances of the injury and the applicable laws, but generally, they can include:

Medical Expenses: This covers the costs associated with diagnosing, treating, and rehabilitating the brain injury. It includes expenses such as hospital bills, surgery costs, doctor's fees, medication, physical therapy, and assistive devices like wheelchairs or home modifications.

Lost Wages: If the brain injury prevents the victim from working, they may be entitled to compensation for the income they would have earned had the injury not occurred. This can include past lost wages and potential future earnings.

Pain and Suffering: This category covers the physical and emotional pain and suffering endured as a result of the brain injury. It's often more challenging to quantify than medical expenses or lost wages and may require expert testimony.

Rehabilitation and Therapy Costs: This includes expenses related to ongoing therapy and rehabilitation needed to regain lost functions or adapt to the changes caused by the brain injury.

Assistive Devices and Home Modifications: If the injury necessitates assistive devices (e.g., mobility aids) or modifications to the home to accommodate the victim's needs, these costs can be included in the claim.

Punitive Damages: In cases where the defendant's actions were particularly egregious or malicious, punitive damages may be awarded. These are meant to punish the wrongdoer and deter others from similar behavior.

Legal Fees and Court Costs: Typically, legal fees and court costs associated with pursuing the brain injury claim are covered by the responsible party if the claim is successful.

Travel and Transportation Expenses: If the injury requires the victim to travel for medical treatments or rehabilitation, these expenses may be included in the claim.

Future Medical Expenses: If the injury is expected to require ongoing medical care, the claim can include anticipated future medical expenses.

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If you've suffered traumatic brain injuries, the first step is to reach out to a professional traumatic brain injury attorney for a free consultation. During this important call, you can discuss your accident, have your questions answered, and learn about the next steps in the legal process. Don't hesitate to seek expert legal assistance today. Contact our law office at 281-324-8970 to get started. Your future deserves the protection and advocacy we provide at Maverick Ray Law.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the symptoms of traumatic brain injuries?

Recognizing the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury is crucial. Mild brain injury symptoms include brief unconsciousness, blurred vision, fatigue, dizziness, memory issues, and headaches. Severe brain injuries may manifest as convulsions, seizures, repeated nausea and vomiting, dilated pupils, and an inability to wake from sleep. Seeking immediate medical attention when experiencing any of these symptoms is essential.

How long do I have to file a legal claim after a traumatic brain injury?

In Texas, the statute of limitations for filing a legal claim after a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is generally two years from the date of the injury. This timeline applies to most personal injury claims, including those resulting from accidents or negligence leading to a TBI. It's important to act within this period, as failing to file a lawsuit within these two years typically results in the loss of the right to pursue compensation. However, specific circumstances, such as delayed discovery of the injury, might affect this deadline, so consulting a legal professional is advisable for tailored guidance.

Why hire an attorney for a TBI lawsuit?

Hiring an experienced attorney from our law firm is essential in traumatic brain injury cases. We can represent you in negotiations with insurance companies while you focus on your recovery. We have a deep understanding of Texas' legal deadlines associated with filing TBI lawsuits and can compile the necessary evidence for a successful claim. Providing your attorney with accident reports, medical records, and other relevant documents will enable us to build a strong case on your behalf.

How do you prove the extent of a traumatic brain injury in the state of Texas?

To prove the extent of a traumatic brain injury in Texas, you typically need comprehensive medical documentation, including diagnostic tests like MRIs or CT scans. Expert testimony from medical professionals who specialize in neurology or brain injury can be crucial. Personal accounts of the injury’s impact on daily life, corroborated by witness statements, also support the claim. This evidence is essential for demonstrating the severity and consequences of the injury in legal or insurance proceedings.

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