We help brain injury victims file claims against negligent motorists, doctors, and insurance companies for the compensation they need to cover medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
Car accidents are the second leading cause of traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. each year. According to the CDC, there were approximately 61,000 TBI-related deaths in 2019. Suffering a brain injury, especially due to another person’s negligence, can be traumatizing, and the road to recovery may be long and expensive.
In many TBI cases, the victim believes they are well aware of the extent of their injuries, or lack of injuries, until after it’s too late and the case is settled. This is because signs of a TBI may be overlooked, only to have symptoms surface later on.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a car accident and suspect a traumatic brain injury has occurred, contact The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. The personal injury attorneys have worked with thousands of victims of car accidents in and around the St. Louis area. We help brain injury victims file claims against negligent motorists, doctors, and insurance companies for the compensation they need to cover medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages.
How to Proceed With a Personal Injury Claim for a TBI
Although not always readily apparent, the effects of a TBI are far-reaching. If you were injured in a car injury and believe you sustained a traumatic brain injury, it is essential to maintain medical records and document the effects of the injury on your daily life.
You will also need to talk with a personal injury attorney because calculating the monetary compensation for these injuries is complicated. If a negligent motorist caused your accident, you would need to discuss with your lawyer whether or not a settlement can be reached or if a personal injury lawsuit is the right option.
To determine how much compensation you are eligible for, it is essential to understand that there are two types of head injury damages – economic and non-economic. Economic damages are intended to help replace the financial losses someone who suffers from a severe brain injury has suffered. Some of these economic damages include:
- Medical costs
- Future medical costs
- Surgery costs
- Physical therapy costs
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages and future expected loss wages
- Property damage
In the case of a fatal brain injury, these economic damages would cover the costs of the funeral and burial expenses the family would incur. Monetary compensation is intended to help replace the financial losses the person and their family members have suffered.
Contact The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C.
If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident due to another’s reckless or negligent behavior, this may result in medical bills, lost wages, lost earning potential, and long-term medical treatment. At The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C., our attorneys will help you understand your legal options and the best strategies for total and fair compensation from an auto accident or truck accident claim.
Free Consultation with a St. Louis Car Accident Lawyer
Don’t talk to an insurance claims adjuster before speaking with The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. We can help you avoid making statements that may affect the outcome of your case. The consultation is free, and you don’t pay unless we get you money!