A traumatic brain injury can happen in only a second, but its consequences can reverberate for the rest of your life. The severe effects of brain trauma include cognitive impairment, loss of muscle control, memory problems, loss of fine motor skills, and depression.
The recovery process can stretch on for weeks, months, or even years. Even after extensive care, some patients never fully recover from a traumatic brain injury. It is possible that you will require medical care for the rest of your life, the cost of which can add up in a hurry.
You deserve compensation for your injury. However, winning damages from the at-fault party or the insurance company can present a challenge. The responsible party or parties might not have the financial means to pay your damages. The insurance company could try to deny or reduce your claim, arguing that your injury is not as severe as your claim, or that its policyholder does not bear liability. This is where a traumatic brain injury lawyer in Houston can help.
The legal team at D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, has helped many traumatic brain injury victims in Texas win the compensation they deserve. We can anticipate any challenge you might face during the process, including issues such as stubborn insurance companies or a denial of liability from the at-fault party or parties.
Schedule a free consultation to find out how our personal injury team fights for your rights and makes sure you get a fair settlement for your injuries. Call 713-850-8600 today to get started.
Why Hire a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney?
Traumatic brain injuries can happen to anyone, and their effects are beyond devastating. On top of the pain and suffering, the long recovery, and the endless procession of doctor visits and therapy appointments, you have to deal with the financial stress of mounting medical bills, on top of all your regular expenses.
For that reason, it can be tempting to take the first settlement offer put in front of you by the insurance company. This is never a good idea. In fact, by doing so, you risk leaving thousands—even millions—of dollars on the table. No settlement the insurance company voluntarily offers will include all the damages you deserve, which is why you need one of our top traumatic brain injury lawyers to handle negotiations on your behalf.
Our legal team will strive to win you a fair and substantial settlement. If we take on your case, we start building a strong claim by:
- Gathering evidence from the scene of your accident, taking photos, and documenting our observations;
- Talking to any witnesses who saw your injury occur;
- Speaking to expert witnesses, especially in cases of medical malpractice;
- Looking at your medical records; and
- Negotiating with insurance companies on your behalf.
Our attorneys understand how to build a compelling claim for compensation after a brain injury. Let us fight for a fair settlement on your behalf.
How Much Is My Claim Worth?
We cannot estimate a specific dollar value for any personal injury claim without first understanding the details of the case. Due to their severity, however, traumatic brain injuries often result in some of the highest settlement amounts of the claims we file. We have seen awards ranging from thousands all the way up to millions of dollars.
Chances are, you are eligible for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages have a specific dollar value.
We pursue compensation for all costs associated with your medical care, including hospitalizations, surgeries, doctor appointments, and medications. We seek payment for both current and future costs.
We seek damages to cover the income you are unable to earn if you have to miss work while you recover from your brain injury.
Reduced Earning Capacity
If, due to your injury, your ability to work and earn a living will suffer on a long-term or permanent basis, we pursue compensation for your lost earning capacity.
Can I Qualify for Non-Economic Damages?
You are also eligible for non-economic damages, which compensate you for losses that are not financial in nature and do not have an exact dollar value. They include:
- Pain and suffering, which compensates you for the emotional damage of your injury;
- Loss of consortium, to pay for any loss of service or companionship for your loved ones;
- Punitive damages, in cases where the at-fault party engaged in particularly reckless, intentional, or malicious behavior; and
- Wrongful death, if a family member died due to their injuries.
Does It Matter How My Brain Injury Occurred?
We can help you win fair compensation no matter what caused your brain injury. During our many years working for injury victims, we have won settlements for a wide array of accidents.
Motor Vehicle Crashes
Not surprisingly, car accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. If your injury occurred due to another driver’s negligence, we can hold them responsible for your damages.
Slip and Fall Accidents
A slip and fall can be a lot more serious than it sounds. In fact, for young children and the elderly, it is one of the top causes of severe brain trauma. If a fall caused your injury, we can hold the property owner or manager responsible for allowing a hazard to exist on their premises.
We have won massive settlements for patients who suffered brain injuries while under a negligent doctor’s care. If medical malpractice caused your injury, we can hold the doctor or hospital responsible.
Call 713-850-8600 Today for Your Free Consultation With D. Miller & Associates, PLLC.
At D. Miller & Associates, PLLC, we want to put our resources to work for you, helping you win a fair and robust settlement for your traumatic brain injury. Let us take the stress off your shoulders so you can focus on your recovery and your family. Call 713-850-8600 for a Houston personal injury lawyer today.