Bloomington Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
When someone suffers a traumatic brain injury in an accident, he or she may be left permanently disabled and in need of long-term medical care. As medical bills begin to accumulate, victims and their families may benefit from talking to an attorney to help determine if there is an opportunity to recover compensation from the at-fault party.
If you or someone you care for has suffered a traumatic brain injury that you believe was caused by the negligence of another party, our licensed Bloomington traumatic brain injury attorneys offer a free consultation to determine if you may be eligible to file a damages lawsuit. Our personal injury law firm has recovered more than $150,000,000 in compensation for injury victims including a $600,000 recovery for a passenger in a rear-end car accident that spent 30 days in the hospital after suffering a brain injury in the collision.
Multiple attorneys at our firm are consistently recognized by Super Lawyers. Partner Rich Ruohonen was president of the Minnesota Association for Justice and has twice been named one of the Attorneys of the Year by Minnesota Lawyer.
Your free initial case evaluation comes with no obligation to take legal action and if you hire us to handle your case, there are no upfront costs. We only get paid when we win.
Call TSR Injury Law today at (612) TSR-TIME to learn more.
How Do I Know if My Case Qualifies for Compensation?
Each traumatic brain injury is unique, and so is each traumatic brain injury claim. One of the main factors we must consider is whether your injury may have been caused by the negligence of another. If so, we need to determine if we would be able to prove the four parts of negligence:
- Duty to care – The other party owed you a legal duty to take reasonable care to try to prevent harm to you. The duty of care depends on the situation. For example, doctors have a duty to operate within accepted medical standards, drivers must obey traffic laws and truck companies must ensure their vehicles are properly maintained.
- Failure to uphold duty of care – Our attorneys must prove the other party did not uphold the duty of care for the situation.
- Link between breach of duty of care and injury – You must be able to show a link between your injury and the other party’s failure to uphold the duty of care. This means you must be able to prove your injury would not have occurred unless there was a breach of duty of care.
- Damages occurred – The injury you sustained has caused you to suffer from damages, such as pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical expenses, among other possible kinds of damages.
Should we determine that you have a case, we can help to explain the options that may be available to you, so that you can make an informed decision about whether to proceed with a lawsuit or not.
How Much Compensation Can I Receive?
It can be difficult to calculate the value of a traumatic brain injury claim without knowing the specific details involved in each case. However, victims that have suffered a traumatic brain injury may be able to recover compensation for many types of damages including:
- Pain and suffering
- Past, present, and future medical expenses
- Assistive medical equipment
- Physical therapy
- Wages lost due to the injury
- Inability to earn wages due to the injury
- Inability to enjoy life due to the injury
- Loss of companionship
Contact TSR Injury Law today with your questions about how much compensation you may be eligible to pursue. We are dedicated to pursuing maximum compensation for victims of another’s negligence.
How Much Time Do I Have to File a Claim?
In Minnesota, there is a limited amount of time to pursue compensation if you have a valid personal injury case. Many cases commonly fall under Minnesota’s standard personal injury statute of limitations. This law states that the victim of a personal injury must file a personal injury claim within two years after the date of the injury, otherwise the case will be barred.
However, depending on the specific details of your incident, that deadline may be brought forward or extended past that two-year time limit. For instance, claims against the government must be filed within a much shorter period of time.
This is why it is generally recommended that injury victims speak with a licensed attorney as soon as possible to learn how much time they may have to file a claim. The clock could already be running and the longer you wait to contact an attorney, the less time he or she will have to start building a case.
TSR Injury Law has helped many brain injury victims recover fair compensation. Phone: (612) TSR-TIME.
How Can TSR Injury Law Help Me?
Injury cases that are handled by an injury attorney result in more compensation being recovered for the plaintiff compared to those where the plaintiff does not have legal representation. Our firm has direct experience successfully handling brain injury cases, including a $475,000 recovery for a slip and fall victim that was injured on an icy walkway and more than $217,000 for the victim of a head-on drunk driving crash.
We have access to medical experts and other industry professionals to help us establish the full extent of your brain injury and the ways it affects you physically, financially and psychologically. Our goal is to build a strong case to help us pursue the maximum compensation for your injury.
If insurance companies contact you, you can refer them to our attorneys if you hire us to represent you. We know how to defend the value of a claim when dealing with insurance companies and attempting to negotiate fair compensation. And if the insurance company will not offer fair compensation, we are prepared to go to trial, as we have done many times to pursue full compensation.
Call us today to set up a consultation with a Bloomington traumatic brain injury lawyer. (612) TSR-TIME.
What Are the Different Types of Brain Injuries?
Traumatic brain injuries can generally be divided into two categories: closed head injuries and open head injuries.
In a closed head injury, the skull is not penetrated by an object, instead the victim suffers a blow to the head so violent that it causes the brain to be knocked around inside the skull. A common example of a closed head injury is a concussion from a blow to the head in a collision sport, like football. Concussions can also happen in motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls and work accidents.
An open head injury happens when the skull is pierced by an object. The faster the object pierces the skull, the more severe the damage to the brain can be.
What Should I Do After a Brain Injury?
Although our attorneys can manage your claim from beginning to end on your behalf, there are a few things you can do right after the accident that may help strengthen your potential case:
Seek Immediate Medical Attention
Go to the emergency room or see your doctor so your injuries can be documented and diagnosed. Be sure to explain how the injuries occurred so it will go into your record.
It is best to err on the side of caution and seek treatment after any accident, but this is particularly important when you experience symptoms of a brain injury, like:
- Memory loss
- Fluid draining from the nose or ears
- Loss of consciousness
- Slurred speech
- Trouble waking up from sleep
- Sensitivity to light
Follow the Doctor’s Orders
Make sure to do everything your doctor has instructed you to do, including taking prescription medication, attending follow-up appointments, avoiding activities you are told to avoid, and not working until you are cleared to do so.
Disobeying the doctor can not only make your injury worse, it can hurt the potential value of your claim. The insurance company may question whether you are injured. The insurance company may also lower the value of their settlement offer, claiming you do not need more treatment. Stopping treatment could also make it harder to pursue the full value of your pain and suffering.
If you will not be putting yourself in harm’s way or making your injuries worse, take pictures at the scene. You could also have a friend or family member who is with you take pictures. You want to show as much of the scene as possible, along with your visible injuries and anything else that may be relevant to what happened.
If there were witnesses, talk to them about what they saw happen. Make sure to ask them for their contact information so your attorney can ask them more questions if necessary, confirm what they told you, or ask them to provide testimony.
Call a Lawyer
It is extremely important that you call a lawyer immediately to find out if you may have a case because you only have a limited amount of time to file a claim. Our Bloomington traumatic brain injury lawyers can meet with you at no cost to discuss your accident and verify if you may be eligible for compensation. If you hire us, we can get to work quickly to preserve and document the evidence, assess your damages, and investigate the scene of the accident.
Call a Bloomington Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney Today
Suffering a traumatic brain injury can be life-changing for victims and their families. The long-term medical expenses and loss of earning capacity that often result from these injuries can be devastating.
The legal team at TSR Injury Law understands the difficulties that result from these injuries. With more than $150,000,000 recovered on behalf of our clients, we have a proven record of successfully handling personal injury cases.
Contact TSR Injury Law for a free, no obligation consultation today. The legal process is complex, and our attorneys are prepared to guide you through it, if you have a case. There are no upfront costs and you are not obligated to file a claim after meeting with us. If we take your case, we will not get paid unless you do.
TSR Injury Law. Free Consultation. Ph: (612) TSR-TIME.