Traumatic brain injuries can be life-altering, and the legal process for filing a claim and seeking compensation can be complex. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury and are considering filing a claim, it is important to find an experienced brain injury lawyer who understands your unique situation. If you need help, contact us today to schedule a free consultation.
What Is a Brain Injury Attorney?
A brain injury attorney is a lawyer who specializes in helping victims of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) receive the financial compensation they need to cover medical bills, loss of wages, and pain and suffering. These lawyers typically handle cases involving slips and falls, motor vehicle accidents, sports injuries, workplace incidents, or any other type of accident involving negligence that leads to a TBI.
What is Negligence?
Negligence occurs when an individual or entity fails to act with reasonable care and causes harm as a result. Reasonable care means that they are taking the same precautions that any other reasonably prudent person would take in the same situation. For example, if a driver fails to stop at a red light and causes an accident, they may be found negligent.
Proving Negligence in Brain Injury Lawsuits
To be successful in a brain injury claim, you must prove four elements: duty of care, breach of duty of care, causation, and damages.
Duty of care means that the defendant owed a responsibility to the plaintiff. Breach of duty means that they failed to meet this responsibility in some way. Causation means that the breach led directly to the plaintiff’s injury or losses. Damages refer to any losses suffered by the plaintiff due to their injuries.
For example, if a car accident was caused by someone driving recklessly and resulted in a brain injury to one of the passengers, then the driver could be held liable for negligence. The driver owes all other drivers on the road a duty of care; in this case, it’s driving safely at all times.
Because they were negligent and caused damages to another person, they can be held liable for damages such as medical expenses and lost wages.
Why You Should Hire The Law Office of Edward W. Sampson
Choosing the right brain injury attorney can make all the difference when it comes to recovering compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering that may result from your traumatic brain injury (TBI). Here’s why the personal injury lawyers at The Law Office of Edward W. Sampson is the right choice:
We have successfully handled hundreds of personal injury cases over the years, giving us the experience necessary to handle yours. Our attorneys are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law, so when you hire us, you know that your case is being handled by an expert who knows what they are doing.
Communication Is Key
You don’t need another thing on your plate right now, so let us worry about communicating with all involved parties—from insurance adjusters to court clerks—so that you don’t have to keep track of lots of different conversations.
When it comes down to it, we want what is best for our clients—not just legally speaking but also emotionally speaking. Our team understands how difficult this time can be for our clients and their families, so we strive not only to win cases but also make sure our clients feel supported throughout the entire process.
If you have been injured in an accident, let us help you so that you can focus on what matters most—your wellbeing. Contact The Law Office of Edward W. Sampson today to schedule a free consultation.