Many people experience lifelong struggles after a brain injury. You might not be able to continue working full time to support yourself. Some people need daily assistance with everyday tasks and self-care, either in the home or in a long-term care facility. You might have to take medication for the rest of your life to control or prevent seizures. You may suffer from memory loss.
If your brain injury (or the brain injury of your close loved one) was the result of someone else’s carelessness, the Hendersonville brain injury lawyers at The Cochran Firm – Nashville wants to help you go after compensation from the negligent party. It is bad enough that you will face the consequences of the injury for the rest of your life. You should not have to bear the financial costs of someone else’s carelessness.
We handle personal injury cases like brain injuries on a contingency-fee-basis. Our fees come out of the settlement proceeds rewarded at the end of your case. You do not have to pay out of pocket fees at the beginning of our relationship to get our help. You can call us today at (615) 651-7451 to get started. We do not charge for the initial consultation, and there is no obligation.
What You Should Know About Brain Injuries
According to the Mayo Clinic, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen when your head or body experiences a significant physical impact. Also, it can occur when something breaks through the skull and pierces the tissue of the brain. If the skull is fractured or shattered, jagged pieces of the skull can penetrate the brain and cause a TBI.
Brain injuries can range in severity from mild to fatal. The brain is the control center of the body. In general, different regions of the brain control different areas and functions of the body.
When a part of the brain gets damaged, a person might not be able to perform the task that the impacted part of the brain manages. For example, a person might lose the ability to speak, regulate body temperature, or breathe after a brain injury—depending on the location of the damage.
Because a brain injury can have such a significant impact on the rest of your life, you do not want to handle the injury claim as a DIY project. The Hendersonville brain injury lawyers at The Cochran Firm – Nashville may take care of your personal injury claim or lawsuit so that you can focus on rebuilding your life and adjusting to your new reality. You can call us today at (615) 651-7451 to find out how we may be able to help you.
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How a Brain Injury Can Affect Your Life
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says that a mild brain injury, like a concussion, could cause a brief interruption in consciousness or your mental status—such as confusion. More severe TBIs can cause amnesia and a long period of being unconscious. Some people do not regain consciousness after a head injury.
Four of the common categories of the functional impact of brain injuries are:
The injured person might struggle to understand what people around him are saying. He might forget the meaning of specific words or be unable to follow the thread of a conversation. He might want to participate in a discussion but lack the ability to formulate sentences correctly.
After a significant head trauma, a person’s loved ones often say that he is like a different person. Substantial changes in personality, mood, and behavior can result from a brain injury. Many people experience chronic depression, anger, and anxiety. Personal relationships and maintaining jobs can be difficult.
The patient can experience more than one type of memory issue from a TBI. Amnesia can wipe out years of memories. Short-term memory loss can affect a person’s ability to perform essential job tasks or engage in conversations. Also, a person can suffer cognitive losses from brain damage, making it challenging to think, reason, learn new things, or follow multi-step directions.
A head injury can take away a person’s sight. Other senses, like smell, taste, and hearing, can become impaired, depending on the region of the brain where the damage occurred.
These are but a few examples of what a head injury can do to a person’s life.
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Monetary Damages in Brain Injury Cases
The amount of compensation you can pursue after head trauma will depend on the unique facts of your situation. Every case is different. Simply put, your monetary damages may include the financial costs of medical expenses, loss of income, and ongoing costs related to the injury (plus an amount that represents how the damage to your brain has impacted your life).
Your medical expenses can include things like:
- The ambulance
- Emergency room
- Diagnostic procedures
- Intensive care unit
- Head injury rehabilitation facility
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Prescription drugs
- Medical equipment
- Other care or items you needed because of your injuries
Your lost income can include wages, salary, self-employment, and other forms of regular income that you did not receive when you could not work because of your injuries. If you cannot make as much money as you did before because of the brain injury, that loss can be a part of your claim.
This category of monetary damages can include things like disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and pain and suffering. These items usually do not have a paper trail like invoices or receipts, but we may calculate the dollar value of these losses anyway.
How to Get Help for Your Brain Injury Claim
The Hendersonville brain injury lawyers at The Cochran Firm – Nashville help people whose lives get turned upside down due to the negligence of others. We are passionate about delivering responsive, personalized legal services to our clients. We work hard to get our clients every dollar of compensation that they deserve.
You have very little time under Tennessee law to file a lawsuit seeking compensation for personal injury. Once the deadline passes, regulations will prevent you from going after monetary damages—no matter how devastating your injuries. Please call us today at (615) 651-7451 so that we may be able to help you.