Suffering a brain injury can have lifelong implications on your health, mobility, and quality of life. If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury from an accident that you did not cause, you may be able to seek monetary compensation to cover the cost of medical bills, lost wages, and more. The Cochran Firm – Nashville helps brain injury victims take action against those responsible for their suffering.
Our personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning that we only get paid for our services if we win your case. Our clients only pay us when we get results.
A Nashville brain injury lawyer is ready to get to work for you right away. To speak with a member of our personal injury law firm and receive a free consultation, call us today at (615) 651-7451.
Types of Brain Injuries
The term “brain injury” covers a lot of territories. It can refer to minor concussions that can heal on their own to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that can completely alter one’s life.
No matter the type or severity of your injury, the party (or parties) who caused it should be held accountable and made to pay the costs of the damages you have incurred.
We can help you act against the responsible parties for any of the following types of brain injury:
A concussion is one of the most widespread forms of injury to the brain, with over 3.8 million reported cases a year, according to Mayo Clinic. It typically results from a direct blow to the head.
A contusion is a bruise that leads to brain bleeding. It can also be caused by a blow to the head or by a penetrating object.
Second-impact syndrome is a phenomenon that can happen to someone who has already suffered and recovered from a TBI. When a person suffers another brain injury after already having recovered from one, this results in brain swelling, which can quickly lead to life-threatening complications.
Our personal injury lawyers want to hear about your accident and the injury that occurred. Call The Cochran Firm – Nashville today at (615) 651-7451.
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Common Causes of Brain Injuries
Any number of things can lead to a brain injury, which typically happens because of one or more of the following:
A direct and forceful blow to the head is one of the main causes of a TBI.
Penetration by Object
If a foreign object, such as a bullet, penetrates your skull with enough force and lodges into your brain, it can result in a TBI.
Repeated and excessive shaking of the brain inside your skull (such as in the case of shaken baby syndrome) can sometimes cause TBIs.
Whiplash is a specific injury to the cervical spine caused by the neck pitching forward violently. It can also lead to a TBI and a disruption in the communication network between your brain and spinal cord.
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Accidents and Other Situations That Can Cause a Brain Injury
Life is full of risks, and on rare occasions, those risks can lead to something life-changing, such as a brain injury.
Here are a few types of accidents that can cause a brain injury:
Car accidents are a leading cause of so many severe injuries, from spinal damage to broken bones to lacerations. They also result in many TBIs, usually due to the victim’s head striking a surface inside the vehicle, such as the steering wheel or dashboard.
If your condition resulted from a car accident, we may be able to hold the other driver and their insurance company liable.
Many people do not think of a fall as a serious type of injury, but over 800,000 people are hospitalized each year following these types of accidents, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If you fall and hit your head, you can suffer a brain injury, and if the impact is severe enough, it can cause permanent disability or even death.
Falls are often caused by the negligence of another party, whether that party is the owner or manager of the property where the fall occurred. We can identify the responsible party and hold them liable.
Work or Sports Injuries
If you suffered a brain injury at work, we may have several potential avenues to help you collect compensation. If your injury occurred playing a sport or engaging in a recreational activity, we can determine who was liable and take the appropriate steps to pursue compensation from them.
If a violent act by another person caused your brain injury, our attorneys will help you hold them financially liable even if they are not charged or tried in court.
We Will Pursue Compensation for Your Brain Injury
To get you the compensation you need to start rebuilding your life, our brain injury lawyers will investigate the circumstances of your accident. We can do this by examining any available evidence and then taking the initiative to identify any additional elements that resulted in your condition.
From there, we can assign liability and then enter the negotiation process. If we cannot reach an agreement with the insurance company, then we have the option of taking your personal injury case to court.
If your case is successful, whether that be out of court or at the discretion of a judge, you may be able to receive compensation that covers:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
In Tennessee, you only have one year from the date of your accident to move forward with a civil action. Failure to operate within these parameters will likely prevent you from seeking compensation.
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Contact a Nashville Brain Injury Lawyer for Help Today
Our brain injury attorneys want to get started on your case today. During your free consultation, we encourage you to share the details of your situation and any evidence you have already.
To get started, call The Cochran Firm – Nashville today at (615) 651-7451.