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On average, 1.5 million Americans suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) every year. According to the CDC, more than 200,000 people in the U.S. are hospitalized with TBIs each year.

Traumatic brain injuries can cause a host of long-term physical and mental challenges, often requiring patients to completely change their daily lifestyles. In some cases, these injuries are caused by another party’s negligent actions: a distracted driver may have crashed into your vehicle, causing you to hit your head; or a retail store failed to mop a spill, causing you to slip backward and strike your head.

When a traumatic brain injury is caused by another party, you are likely entitled to compensation for the harm you and your family may suffer from. At Whitfield Coleman Montoya, our team of brain injury lawyers has the resources and skills to thoroughly investigate the cause of your injury and hold those who may be responsible financially accountable for your losses.

Schedule a free legal consultation today to see if you may be eligible for compensation. It costs nothing to work with us unless we win your case.

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries are caused by a direct blow or force to the head, usually during some form of an accident or act of violence.

Motor Vehicle Accidents:

Motor vehicle accidents are one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries, particularly among young adults. In people ages 15 to 34, motor vehicle crashes were the most common cause of TBI-related hospitalizations and deaths. While car accident-related TBIs have decreased in recent decades due to airbags, seatbelts, and child car seats, they are still far too common.

If a negligent driver was at fault for the accident that caused the traumatic brain injury you or your loved one suffer from, you may be able to pursue compensation for your pain and suffering, medical bills, and more.

Slip and Falls:

If you strike your head in a slip, trip, or fall, it can cause a traumatic brain injury. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries in adults over the age of 65, and they are unfortunately sometimes misdiagnosed as early signs of dementia and cognitive decline.

If the slip or fall occurred on someone else’s property, such as in a restaurant or a grocery store, and the owner failed to remove the safety hazards in a timely manner, you may qualify for a premises liability lawsuit.

Workplace Accidents:

The risk for traumatic brain injuries is greater in some occupations, particularly construction. Construction workers are at risk of falling from heights when working from scaffolding, roofs, ladders, and other elevated surfaces. Collisions with heavy machinery and cranes can also result in devastating brain injuries.

Regardless of who may have been at fault for your workplace accident, you likely qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. If you lost your loved one in a workplace accident and the employer’s negligent policies or actions were to blame, you may be able to pursue additional compensation by filing a lawsuit.

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms and Complications

Traumatic brain injuries can range in severity from mild concussions in which symptoms resolve within a few days, to long-term and sometimes permanent complications that can drastically alter someone’s life.
Here are some of the most common TBI-related symptoms based on severity.

Mild TBIs or Concussions:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Fatigue
  • Temporary loss of consciousness

Moderate to Severe TBIs:

  • Memory loss
  • Confusion and disorientation
  • Chronic headaches and migraines
  • Difficulties regulating emotions
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Seizures
  • Slurred speech
  • Blurred vision or loss of vision
  • Coma
  • Paralysis or mobility challenges: In some cases, patients may have to relearn how to walk and perform basic motor skills.

Traumatic brain injuries can cause progressive cerebral atrophy or the gradual loss of brain cells. Over time, this can put the patient at a greater risk for developing neurodegenerative diseases like dementia and Parkinson’s disease.

In worst-case scenarios, a traumatic brain injury may result in death. In 2019, there were 61,000 TBI-related deaths in the U.S. alone.

Am I Eligible for Traumatic Brain Injury Compensation?

If you or your loved one were diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury that was caused by another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.

Compensation can help cover the following past and future damages:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of support

How a Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help You

The financial toll and daily challenges that can result after a traumatic brain injury cannot be overstated. As you and your family navigate treatment and care, the brain injury lawyers at Whitfield Coleman Montoya can help recover compensation on your behalf.

Our Tennessee, Kentucky and Mississippi brain injury lawyers can help with the following:

  • Collecting documentation: Our legal team will gather all of the relevant documentation for your case, including medical records.
  • Investigating the cause of your injury: Traumatic brain injuries don’t just randomly happen. However, it may not be immediately apparent what or who may have caused your accident and injury. Our team of investigators will review surveillance footage, interview witnesses, speak with medical experts, and more to help collect evidence showing how you were injured.
  • Handling all relevant correspondence and paperwork: From communicating with insurance adjusters to filing your claim for compensation, our traumatic brain injury lawyers can handle every aspect of the litigation process and ensure you have the best chance at securing compensation.
  • Fighting for fair compensation: Insurance companies often try to find ways to undervalue claims. Our lawyers will help you spot these low offers and will negotiate on your behalf for settlements that cover the full extent of your losses. If an insurance company refuses to settle, we won’t hesitate to pursue your case in trial.

Why Hire Whitfield Coleman Montoya?

Whitfield Coleman Montoya is one of the leading personal injury law firms in Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Georgia. To date, we have recovered more than $1 billion in damages on behalf of our injured clients.

In addition to our successful case results, what truly sets our law firm apart is that we truly care about our clients. We care because no one should have to face the long-term consequences of a traumatic brain injury alone, especially if it was caused by another party’s negligent actions.

To learn more about how Whitfield Coleman Montoya may be able to help you, schedule a free legal consultation—our team is available 24/7 to answer your questions. If you hire us, you will only pay for our services if and when we recover compensation for you.

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