Protect Your Rights with a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
A Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney from The Doan Law Firm Fights for You
If you, or a loved one, has suffered a traumatic brain injury caused by
the conduct of someone else, you need to understand your legal rights
and responsibilities. A traumatic brain injury will alter the course of
your life, and likely do so forever. You must have a fighter on your side,
like a traumatic brain injury attorney from The Doan Law Firm at (800) 349-0000.
Understanding Brain Injuries
Brain injuries are placed in two categories, according to the John Hopkins
University School of Medicine. Acquired brain injuries arise sometime
after birth. They can be the result of a host of different things, including
a genetic issue or a physical deformity.
Traumatic brain injuries are those that are caused by some type of external
force. Oftentimes, a traumatic brain injury is the fault of another party's
negligence or even intentional act.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries can occur in a number of different ways. In many
cases, a traumatic brain injury occurs through a penetration of the skull
and resulting damage to a person's brain. This can include penetration
by a bullet, piece of glass, nail, or some other type of projectile or
hazardous protrusion. These are classified as open injuries.
Closed head injuries represent another set of traumatic brain injuries.
These occur from a blow to a person's head. Some closed head traumatic
injuries occur when the brain and the skull move at different rates of
speed. An automobile accident is a prime example when this type of situation occurs.
A closed head traumatic brain injury can also occur because of any other
type of sudden, abrupt change in a person's position. Moreover, it
can occur in response to other types of physical impacts, including being
struck by some type of object.
Intentional Conduct and a Traumatic Brain Injury
Sadly, traumatic brain injuries oftentimes occur because of the intentional
conduct of another person. For example, if another individual assaults
you or a loved one, the violent attack can result in a traumatic brain
injury. A shooting is another prime example of when intentional misconduct
results in a traumatic brain injury.
When an intentional act results in a traumatic brain injury, two types
of legal proceedings could very likely take place. First, the person who
committed an assault that caused a traumatic brain injury is very likely
to be charged with a crime. In fact, this individual is likely to be charged
with a serious felony. In addition to criminal charges, if you are the
victim of this type of conduct, you can pursue a claim or personal injury
lawsuit to obtain compensation for your injuries.
Negligent or Reckless Conduct and a Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury can also be the result of the negligent or reckless
conduct of someone else. A prime example of when this occurs is in an
automobile accident. Traumatic brain injuries can also occur in the case
of aviation, railroad, and swimming pool accidents. They oftentimes occur
as the result of negligence associated with some type of sporting or recreational activity.
Compensation for a Traumatic Brain Injury
The serious nature of a traumatic brain injury cannot be overstated. If
you, or a loved one, are a victim of an accident or intentional act that
resulted in this type of injury, the negative consequences very well may
be permanent, lasting for a lifetime.
The compensation in a traumatic brain injury case depends on the nature
of the accident and extent of damage inflicted upon you or a loved one.
A traumatic brain injury attorney from The Doan Law Firm ardently strives
to ensure that you obtain the full spectrum of compensation to which you
are entitled in this type of case. This can include:
- medical bills
- pain and suffering
- permanent disability
- mental anguish
- lost income
An experienced traumatic brain injury lawyer will fight aggressively to
ensure that you obtain full compensation not only for existing or current
losses, but for everything you reasonably can be expected to lose in the future.
Your medical care is not likely to end any time soon. You may never find
complete relief from pain associated with your injury. Mental anguish
is likely to be profound and not soon to abate. You may never be able
to return to work. These all represent types of future losses for which
you are entitled to appropriate financial recovery.
In addition to recovery for future and ongoing losses, you may also be
entitled to punitive damages, if your case ends up in court. Punitive
damages represent an additional amount of compensation that can be awarded
in a traumatic brain injury case.
Punitive damages also are designed to punish a person that caused your
injuries for particularly reckless or even intentional conduct. Punitive
damages are designed, in part, to punish a party for particularly egregious conduct.
Skilled, Compassionate Legal Representation from a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
The first step in engaging the professional services of a skilled, experienced
traumatic brain injury lawyer is to call the personal injury hotline at
The Doan Law Firm at (800) 349-0000. The hotline is staffed around the
clock, seven days a week, 52 weeks a year.
A traumatic brain injury attorney from our firm will schedule an initial
consultation with you at a time and place that is convenient for you.
The Doan Law Firm has offices across the United States. In addition, an
attorney from our firm can meet with you at your home or even in a hospital
or rehabilitation center, as your circumstances require.
At an initial consultation, a traumatic brain injury lawyer will provide
an evaluation of your case. An attorney will answer any and all questions
you might have about your case.
There is no fee charged for an initial consultation with an attorney from
The Doan Law Firm. Additionally, The Doan Law Firm charges not fee for
your case unless and until we obtain a favorable settlement or judgment for you.