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Helping Injured Clients Seek Compensation

Being diagnosed with a brain injury can make the future feel uncertain. Traumatic brain injuries often cause lifelong symptoms that can leave victims with expensive medical bills. Recovery is often a long process and can leave you unable to work and support yourself as you seek medical assistance.

If you received a traumatic brain injury because of someone else’s negligent actions, you deserve compensation for your injuries and emotional distress. Filing a lawsuit against the negligent party is one way to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, property damage repairs, and more.

At Cornell Injury Law, we understand how difficult it can be to receive a traumatic brain injury diagnosis. By pursuing a traumatic brain injury claim with our experienced attorneys, you can recover your losses and reach financial stability. To learn more about our services and receive a free consultation, contact our law firm by calling 319-946-4019 today.

What Are the Main Symptoms of Head Injuries?

In some cases, brain injury victims may not know they are injured until they start experiencing symptoms days or weeks after the accident. Traumatic brain injuries can cause severe symptoms that get worse over time.

Below are the most common symptoms noted in traumatic brain injury cases:

  • Severe headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Nausea
  • Confusion
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Impaired cognitive abilities
  • Altered senses
  • Temporary unconsciousness

Even mild head injuries can cause long-term symptoms. In severe cases, traumatic brain injury victims must receive lifelong assistance and medical care.

The less common but extreme symptoms of traumatic brain injuries can include:

  • Comas
  • Convulsions and seizures
  • Severe cognitive dysfunction
  • Nerve damage and paralysis
  • Locked-in syndrome
  • Minimally conscious state
  • Vegetative state
  • Brain death

If your loved one passed away due to their injuries, our team can work with you to file a wrongful death lawsuit. While a wrongful death claim won’t bring your loved one back, it can provide financial assistance with funeral costs and burial expenses. Contact our law firm today for more information.

What Are the Leading Causes of Brain Injuries?

Traumatic brain injuries happen for a wide variety of reasons. In many cases, individuals are injured because of another party’s reckless or negligent actions.

The leading causes of brain injuries include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents, including motorcycle accidents, car accidents, bicycle accidents, and truck accidents.
  • Slip and fall accidents, including construction accidents and falls on unsafe property.
  • Sports injuries, especially in sports like football, skateboarding, snowboarding, and boxing.
  • Violence, including blunt trauma, fistfights, and gunshot wounds.
  • Explosives, even if an object does not come into contact with the head.

Any kind of accident that involves a blow to the head can lead to a traumatic brain injury. Brain injuries are serious and can impact your life for years. A traumatic brain injury attorney on our team can help you seek compensation and recover damages for what you have been through.

What Kind of Damages Can You Recover for a Traumatic Brain Injury?

The damages that you could recover compensation for depend on the nature of your injury and the accident that caused it. In general, any expenses you accrue as a direct result of the accident can be claimed as damages in a traumatic brain injury claim. Your specific damages will depend on the unique circumstances of your case.

The most common damages that victims seek for head injuries include:

  • Medical expenses, both current and future
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Property damage repairs

If your accident involved especially dangerous or reckless behavior, you can also seek punitive damages. Punitive damages punish the negligent party for their actions rather than simply repaying you for what you have lost.

For instance, if you were hit by a drunk driver, our team could argue that the drunk driver was acting in an extremely dangerous and reckless manner. A judge may award you punitive damages on top of the other damages you request.

How Do You Prove a Brain Injury?

When filing a traumatic brain injury claim, you will need to prove your traumatic brain injury diagnosis. The best way to do this is through medical evidence. If you have not already, you can take imaging tests like MRIs and CT scans to show brain damage. You can also answer a series of medical-related questions describing your symptoms.

Professional witnesses, like doctors, therapists, and surgeons, can also give testimony on your behalf. These witnesses can explain more about your symptoms and how they are going to affect your life.

What Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Do for Me?

When you are diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, your whole world changes. You could be facing expensive medical bills, lost wages from taking time off work, and other expenses. If your injuries happened due to someone else’s reckless or negligent actions, you deserve to seek compensation for your pain and suffering.

Working with a team of experienced personal injury lawyers is the best way to pursue compensation. Personal injury cases can be complex, and managing a lawsuit while also recovering from a traumatic brain injury is almost impossible. Hiring legal representation lets you focus on your mental and physical health while your legal needs are taken care of.

Our team of personal injury lawyers at Cornell Injury Law have years of experience helping clients with personal injury cases. We will get to know more about your case and your goals before creating a unique legal strategy that’s right for you. Please don’t feel like you must go through this challenging time on your own. Let our team take care of you and your family members by calling 319-946-4019 today.