Over 200,000 people are hospitalized from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), and nearly 70,000 die from brain injury every year in the United States. These individuals face a future of loss and uncertainty, filled with physical and psychological obstacles to overcome. It is a life-changing event for the victim and their entire family, socially, emotionally, and financially

Geoffrey Fieger and his team are ready to support you in the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). With an experienced and compassionate legal team at our firm, we have the resources and skills to defend your rights and achieve the maximum compensation you are entitled to.

Common Causes of TBIs

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can happen for many reasons, usually because of accidents where another person is at fault. Typical causes of TBIs include:

  • Automobile Accidents: These are among the leading causes of TBIs, often resulting from head-on collisions, rear-end impacts, or rollovers where the head is struck or jolted violently.
  • Truck Accidents: The massive size and weight of trucks can lead to catastrophic collisions, resulting in severe TBIs for passengers in smaller vehicles due to the high impact force.
  • Sports Injuries: Contact sports such as football, boxing, hockey, and soccer have an increased risk for TBIs, from concussions to more severe brain injuries due to collisions and falls.
  • Defective Products: Faulty or improperly designed consumer products, including protective gear like helmets, can fail to prevent head injuries, leading to TBIs.
  • Slip and Fall: Falls from slipping on wet floors, tripping over obstacles, or falling from heights can cause head injuries, especially in older adults and in workplaces.
  • Workplace Injuries: Construction sites, manufacturing plants, and other hazardous work environments can lead to head injuries due to falls, equipment accidents, or falling objects. 

The Two Types of TBIs

There are two basic classifications of TBI: closed and penetrating. A closed head injury occurs when a person’s head endures a blunt force from hitting or being hit by an object. A penetrating head injury is when an object breaks through the skull and enters the brain, usually at high speed.

Both types of traumatic brain injury can have devastating and long-lasting effects, making immediate treatment and a proper diagnosis critical. Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include:

  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Mood swings
  • Convulsions
  • Slurred speech
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Stiff neck
  • Blurred or loss of vision
  • Behavioral issues
  • Emotional problems
  • Cognitive impairments
  • Brain damage
  • Paralysis
  • Coma
  • Death

Legal Rights of TBI Victims

If you or someone you love has suffered a TBI due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation. These funds can help cover your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and ongoing care. To pursue these damages, you’ll typically need to file a personal injury lawsuit against the individual or entity responsible for the injury.

The legal process starts with gathering evidence to prove negligence. This means demonstrating that the responsible party failed to act with reasonable care, leading to your injury. For instance, your landlord failed to fix stairs they knew were broken, causing you to fall and receive a TBI.

To win, you’ll also need to document the impact of the TBI on your life, including medical reports, expert testimonies, and evidence of financial losses. An experienced personal injury attorney from Fieger Law can guide you through each step of the claims process.

This process covers everything from collecting evidence and starting a lawsuit to negotiating with insurance companies and, if needed, representing you in court. We strive to secure a fair settlement reflecting the full extent of your losses and suffering.

Compensation for TBI Victims

As skilled TBI injury attorneys, we can help you seek financial support to address the impact of your injuries. Our team can calculate your total losses, including the following, to win you maximum compensation:

  • Medical Expenses: Coverage for immediate and future medical treatments, rehabilitation, and necessary surgeries or medications.
  • Lost Wages: Compensation for current and future lost income if the TBI prevents you from working now or reduces your ability to earn in the future.
  • Pain and Suffering: Financial compensation for the physical pain and emotional suffering resulting from the injury and its effect on your quality of life.
  • Ongoing Care Costs: Funding for long-term care needs, such as home care services, physical therapy, and any necessary modifications to living spaces to accommodate the injury.

Frequently Asked Questions About Brain Injuries:

Submitting a TBI claim might have you wondering about the potential compensation and the time it could take. Below are some frequently asked questions about TBIs to help address any concerns:

How Much is a Brain Injury Case Worth?

The amount you can receive from a TBI claim depends on how serious the injury is, which influences your medical and rehabilitation costs, and how strong your proof is against the person at fault. Additionally, the skill of your lawyer can increase the amount of your claim.

At Fieger Law, our in-depth legal knowledge and 70 years of experience have helped us win millions in settlements for our clients. We have what it takes to get a positive outcome for your case.

How Long Does it Take to Get Compensation?

The time it takes to receive compensation for a brain injury varies widely, from several weeks or months to potentially years. The complexity of your case influences this duration, the clarity of fault, and the specific legal procedures needed for your situation.

An experienced lawyer can expedite the process by efficiently filing, collecting evidence, and negotiating effectively.

What Should I Consider When Hiring a Lawyer for My Brain Injury Case?

When choosing a lawyer for your brain injury case, you need a firm with experience and compassion. Schedule a free consultation with an attorney and do the following:

  • Ask about their experience with brain injury cases and the legal strategies used.
  • Gauge your comfort level with the attorney and ensure their communication style matches your preferences.
  • Read testimonials from past clients to understand their satisfaction.
  • Look into their success rate and history with similar cases to understand their ability to win your claim.

If You’ve Been Injured, You Need to Call Fieger Law Now

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are severe injuries that can affect all areas of your life. Our personal injury attorneys at Fieger Law can work to protect your well-being and your rights. With decades of experience and a winning track record, we can help you pursue fair compensation for current and future needs so you can focus on recovery and rebuilding your life.

Get in touch with us today for a complimentary case evaluation. We’ll meet with you to review your case, address your concerns, and guide you through the steps to secure compensation.