Brain injuries often cause you to define your life according to a “before” and “after.” At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, we offer support during that “after” period, helping you rebuild stability and identity after a brain injury.
Our brain injury lawyers serving Tyler pursue the at-fault party to help pay your expenses and lay the foundation for your future.
How Can a Brain Injury Attorney Help with Expenses?
Healing should be the only thing on your mind after your brain injury but unfortunately, paying for treatment can be daunting. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) reports that inpatient stays for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are 74 percent more expensive than stays for other injuries.
Fortunately, despite the cost of brain injuries, many of your medical expenses could qualify you for reimbursement. You may also receive funding to help recover income lost while you were injured and cover future expenses related to the injury. Costs include:
- Medical care
- Long-term care
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Each brain is different, each injury is unique, and the care you require will be unique to you. We pursue damages that accurately reflect what you experienced in the past, present, and future.
Brain Injuries Affect Mental Health
The cost of a brain injury doesn’t end with hospital care and lost income. The consequences could extend into your personal life. We can pursue financial recovery in this area, helping you with the burden of:
In addition to these psychiatric issues, TBIs and other brain injuries can alter other aspects of your life. Johns Hopkins Medicine highlights the many results of brain injuries, including the ability to recognize social nuance, concentrate and multitask, drive a car, write or speak coherently, and accomplish everyday tasks.
Your Lawyer Can Pursue Economic Damages for Your Tangible Losses
Our brain injury attorneys can pursue damages for both the cost of managing these symptoms and the overall impact they’ve had on your life in Tyler. That includes payment for:
- Anti-anxiety medication
- Insomnia treatment
- Alternative remedies
- Physical therapy
- Speech and language therapy
- Vocational therapy
- At-home care
If you don’t know what treatment you may need in the future, that’s ok. We work with doctors, therapists, and other experts to understand your prognosis. Uncertainty shouldn’t be a reason to avoid getting legal aid. Our goal is to provide clarity, and we may explore financial recovery options you haven’t considered.
What does a Law Firm Do to Support Victims?
Our personal injury attorneys work to get your payment. We know that’s what matters to you after an accident. What we do to get that payment varies, but you can be sure that we will:
- Communicate with all parties
- Navigate the everyday logistics of your case
- Investigate the events leading to your injury
- Negotiate settlements and review offers
- Translate legal terms, paperwork, and waivers
- Validate your claim with testimony and analysis
- Litigate your case in court if necessary
We talk with insurance adjusters, property owners, and other attorneys for you. We help set up appointments. Our brain injury lawyers even come to you in Tyler if you cannot get to our office. Through it all, we answer your calls 24/7 and make sure you understand the progress of your case.
We Are Supported by a Team of Professionals
At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™, we believe in having a strong support system for each case so that we can explore several angles for your financial recovery. When you hire our firm, you don’t just get a personal injury attorney, but also the help of:
- Support staff
- Medical coordinators
- Actuaries and economists
- Specialists and experts
You may be going up against a hospital, large company, or insurance company that has resources at its disposal to avoid liability. To combat that, we consult with professionals in various fields to provide testimony, research, and analysis for your case.
What Brain Injuries Qualify You for Financial Recovery?
Any brain injury could qualify you for damages as long as someone else’s reckless action caused it.
Brain injuries, like injury to any part of the body, come in different forms, each caused by different kinds of negligence. Typically, your injury will fall under one of these categories:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Hypoxic brain injuries
- Anoxic brain injuries
TBIs are most often caused by falls, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, they can also occur due to motor vehicle collisions, sports, and birth injuries. Hypoxic and anoxic injuries are caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain, such as exposure to toxins or drowning. Negligence can cause any of these scenarios.
What Are the Grounds for a Brain Injury Suit?
Negligence is any action or inaction that causes a preventable injury to someone else. Any number of negligent acts can cause a brain injury:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Birth injuries
- Slip and fall
- Premises liability
- Dog attacks
- Construction accidents
- Industrial accidents
For instance, swimming pool accidents can lead to anoxic brain injuries. A property owner who does not maintain a safe environment, causing slips or trips into the pool, can be held liable.
Likewise, aggressive dogs can knock down victims and cause TBIs. The owner is responsible for preventing injury by their dog. Brain injuries can also occur from unsafe actions on the road, like drunk driving, speeding, or illegal turns.
In other words, whatever you suffered, if your brain injury was because someone violated their duty to avoid harm, you could have a case.
You Have a Limited Time to File a Lawsuit After Suffering a Brain Injury in Texas
You can pursue legal action within the statute of limitations. Under Texas law, you generally have two years to file a lawsuit for personal injury. However, given the variety of scenarios that can cause brain injuries, check with our team to confirm your case’s deadline. Some factors can affect your timeline.
Call Our Office 24/7 to Get Help with Your Case!
The brain injury lawyers at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC™ serve Tyler accident victims in their time of need, starting with a free case evaluation.
Get in touch with our awarded team today at (713) 850-8600, and we can examine your options for financial recovery. Our representatives and lawyers can tell you how much to expect for your brain injury case.