Traumatic brain injury claims may have large verdicts and settlements because the lifetime costs for medical treatment can be high. There are additional damages and losses too, such as lost wages, reduced earning capacity, and mental anguish.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a brain injury suffered in an accident and you would like a free case evaluation, please call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC at 713-850-8600.
Why Traumatic Brain Injuries Are So Costly to Treat
The blow to the brain causes bleeding, bruising, and torn tissue. Severe traumatic brain injuries can lead to coma, vegetative state, and brain death. Moderate injuries have a considerable risk of fluid buildup, infections, and seizures. These secondary conditions are potentially life-threatening. About 3.2 million to 5.3 million people in the United States are living with a TBI-related disability, according to a CDC report.
Necessary medical care for a TBI may include:
- Extended hospital stays
- Inpatient and outpatient occupational, physical, and speech therapy
- Prescription drugs
- MRIs and other imaging tests
Types of Compensation Typically Included in a TBI Verdict or Settlement
The lifelong results of a traumatic brain injury affect the victim and family. We realize that this is a stressful time for you and your loved one. That is why we recommend speaking with a member of our firm.
An attorney at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC evaluates your entire situation to seek compensation for:
- Current and projected medical costs
- Lost wages
- Diminished or lost earning potential
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of companionship or consortium
- Pain and suffering
- Long-term disability
Factors That Influence a TBI Verdict or Settlement
Factors such as the age of the victim are taken into consideration. A 30-year-old man has a greater earning capacity than someone forty years his senior. Similarly, if a child or teenager suffers a traumatic brain injury that leaves him or her seriously disabled, lifelong care costs are included in the claim.
For your free case evaluation, please call D. Miller & Associates, PLLC at 713-850-8600.
How a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help
If the injury is the result of someone else’s actions, you or your loved one may be eligible to seek compensation. Traumatic brain injuries are usually the result of a violent blow or jolt to the head. Car accidents are among the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries.
You have the right to seek compensation for someone’s negligence. For example, if the traumatic brain injury occurs from an auto accident caused by a drunk driver. D. Miller & Associates, PLLC will pursue compensation for expenses and losses from the driver’s insurance company and other parties if applicable.
Wrongful Death Cases If a Loved One Passed Away from a Brain Injury
If a loved one passed away from a traumatic brain injury caused by another person’s reckless action, we can help surviving family members pursue a wrongful death case. While nothing can replace a loved one, D. Miller & Associates, PLLC will seek compensation for expenses and losses related to your loved one’s passing.
We understand that you are in mourning and may not want to deal with insurance companies and other matters. However, Texas has a two-year time limit from the date of your loved one’s injury or passing. D. Miller & Associates, PLLC will handle your case with compassion and respect.
We Will Pursue Compensation For:
- Your loved one’s earnings, benefits, and pension given a normal life expectancy
- Loss of companionship and consortium
- Loss of guidance to children
- Pain and suffering
- End-of-life and funeral expenses