A serious traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a devastating injury resulting from head trauma. Over 1.5 million Americans experience a TBI every year, with 80,000 to 90,000 needing extensive care.
Some people with mild TBIs have a long recovery and require frequent medical check-ups. Those with severe TBIs might need lifelong care.
At Fieger Law, we can help you get maximum compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. Contact us today for a free consultation to find out how.
What Causes Traumatic Brain Injuries?
TBIs can result from various causes, including falls and vehicle accidents. Falls can result from dangerous conditions, resulting in half of TBIs nationwide.
In Michigan, property owners have a legal obligation to keep their property in good condition. This protects invitees who are legally on the premises for a commercial benefit. According to M Civ JI 19.03, you can hold a business or property owner liable under two conditions as an invitee:
- If the risk of injury was unjustified
- If the property owner was aware of the condition and its possible risks
However, the owner owes different levels of duty of care depending on your reason to be on the premises. Call Fieger Law today for a complimentary consultation about the level of duty of care a property owner has for you. If you sustained a TBI due to a property owner’s negligence, you may have grounds for a lawsuit.
Motor vehicle accidents
Car accidents are another cause of TBIs due to the sudden, violent jolts of movement of your body, including your neck and head. Whiplash is a common injury from rear-end collisions.
The symptoms of whiplash may show up as severe neck pain, headaches, and dizziness, but signs of TBIs can appear weeks or days after the accident. If TBIs are not treated immediately, they can cause severe disabilities and even death.
After you meet with your doctor, you can reach out to one of our Detroit brain injury lawyers for help obtaining compensation for your medical expenses.
What Are the Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injuries?
A person may recover from a TBI in the first two years after the accident. Some patients show signs of recovery anywhere between 5 to 10 years after the injury. However, mental health conditions deteriorated over 10-20 years for most people with severe TBIs.
The long-lasting consequences of a traumatic brain injury include anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. People suffering from severe TBIs have an increased risk of dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, and mobility restrictions.
Severe traumatic brain injuries require ongoing medical care to help in the recovery process and prevent the onset of mobility and cognitive issues. Ongoing care for a severe TBI may involve physical and occupational therapy to regain function and psychological counseling for emotional support.
You can put together documentation from all your doctor’s visits, rehabilitation, and other treatments to give to your lawyer. At Fieger Law, our dedicated brain injury lawyers can calculate the total amount of compensation you can receive for your medical bills and fight for you to receive a fair settlement.
Why You Should Seek Compensation for a TBI
Because of the recovery process for a TBI, many people must take time away from work, losing their wages. Medical bills may also add to the economic damages people face. The total lifetime costs for people who develop TBIs are estimated to be $76.5 billion.
TBIs that require hospitalization account for around 90% of overall TBI medical costs. Pain and suffering, mental anguish, and other non-economic damages can be the consequences of a TBI.
Fieger Law’s brain injury lawyers can walk you through the types of damages you qualify for and help you gather the necessary evidence to prove the severity of your injuries.
Our TBI verdicts
At Fieger Law, we have a track record of winning compensation for our clients with TBIs. Some of our awards include:
- $30,000,000 for a car accident resulting in brain damage to a 17-year-old boy in Cuyahoga County
- $25,000,000 to a 24-year-old man from Detroit suffering brain damage and other injuries after an accident at U.S. Steel Corp.
Find Out if You Have a Case
If your injury resulted from an unsafe condition or an accident, our Detroit brain injury attorneys at Fieger Law can help you. We are committed to working with clients nationwide to receive the maximum compensation for their economic losses and pain and suffering.
We have been fighting for people’s rights nationwide for more than three decades, and you can rest assured that we will also fight to protect your rights every step of the way. Contact us today for a free consultation. We will never charge a fee unless we win your case.