A traumatic brain injury can be devastating. It can change a victim’s life forever and affect family members, too. The victim may suffer from permanent disability, and the family may be left with many medical debts.
You may be in such a situation. If so, our firm can help by suing the at-fault party for your damages, even if this party is a large company with a major insurer. During a free consultation, we’ll tell you all about working with one of our traumatic brain injury lawyers serving Amarillo, TX.
The Traumatic Brain Injury Cases We Handle
Our firm handles personal injury cases, including traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases. We can handle just about any TBI case, regardless of how severe the injuries are and what caused the injuries in the first place. Many of our cases involve major concussions, including NFL concussions, while other cases involve especially serious TBIs. We can also take on cases involving a TBI leading to loss of life.
Some of the many different cases we take on are:
- Vehicle accident cases, including car, DWI, bus, motorcycle, and truck accident cases
- Premises liability cases, including slip and fall cases
- Bicycle accident cases
- Pedestrian accident cases
- Defective consumer product cases
- Industrial accident and other workplace accident cases
- Cases involving defective medical devices
The Damages You Can Claim in Your Amarillo Traumatic Brain Injury Case
A TBI can affect a victim in many ways, so a victim can have many different damages. Also, many of these damages may be intangible, making these damages very hard to identify. Medical professionals may have to help the victim and the family identify all of their many damages.
A TBI lawyer from our firm can also help you identify your damages, including the intangible ones, like your quality of life. It’s important to identify all of your damages so you can claim all of them.
Your many claimable damages could include:
- Medical bills, including bills for various therapies and other rehabilitation
- Bills for any mobility devices or home renovations you may need
- Bills for any assistive care you may need
- Income you can’t bring in currently
- Less income-earning capability
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Physical or mental impairment/disability
- Wrongful death damages if you lost a loved one due to a traumatic brain injury
- Punitive damages if your case involves another party’s gross negligence
Establishing Liability for Your Traumatic Brain Injury Damages
Through a personal injury claim or lawsuit, you can recover your damages. However, in your claim or suit, you or your lawyer will have to establish who the at-fault party is. That party will be liable for your damages because they acted negligently. For example, if you suffered a car accident, your lawyer will have to establish that the at-fault driver acted irresponsibly. This part of your case can get very complicated.
To establish negligence, your lawyer will need to show evidence of negligence, such as the police report or a breathalyzer test the other party took. Your lawyer can seek out evidence from many different sources, including experts like an accident reconstructionist. Such an expert can provide invaluable corroborating evidence and even testimony.
Your lawyer will also have to show the components of negligence (duty of care, breach of duty, causation, and damages) in your case against the other party. This can be especially complex. If you leave your case to a lawyer from our firm, you won’t have to establish negligence and liability yourself. Additionally, your lawyer will collect evidence for you, including evidence of your damages.
Negotiating Your Amarillo Traumatic Brain Injury Settlement
Once your lawyer has built your case, your lawyer will present it to the other party’s insurer and negotiate a settlement with them. If the insurer accepts their client’s liability and your damages, the insurer may offer a fair settlement. If the insurer isn’t accepting, your lawyer can show them corroborating evidence for your case, which may convince them to make a fair offer.
As a last resort, your lawyer can sue both the insurer and the other party. Your lawyer will file the lawsuits for you, take your case to court, and argue for a fair verdict in your favor.
Meeting the Deadline for an Amarillo Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit
Something else your traumatic brain injury lawyer can do for you is meet the filing deadline for a traumatic brain injury lawsuit in Texas. Generally, this deadline is within 2 years of an incident, per Texas law.
To help you meet the deadline, your lawyer can prepare your case quickly and present it in court.
Our Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys Serving Amarillo, TX
We founded our personal injury firm in 2002, and since then, our lawyers have been working hard for injured Texans. Many of our clients have serious injuries, like traumatic brain injuries, but our lawyers are able to help them regardless of what caused their injuries. Our team has been very successful over the years, having received numerous awards and honors, as well as membership in the organization The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100.
Our lawyers are proud of their achievements and of being very accessible to clients. You can expect your traumatic brain injury lawyer to remain accessible to you throughout your case and to fight hard for a fair settlement or verdict. You can also expect your lawyer to be sensitive about your and your family’s situation right now.
Contact Us for Your Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Serving Amarillo, TX
We know you’re in a difficult situation right now, but we also know we can help you with it. One of our traumatic brain injury lawyers near you can identify all of your damages, establish liability for them, and resolve your case for you. Your lawyer won’t be intimidated by a large insurance company and won’t hesitate to sue, if necessary.
Contact D. Miller & Associates, PLLC® today to learn more in a free consultation.
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