A head injury can range from mild to severe and lead to long-term and costly health care expenses. If your head injury was caused by another person’s negligence, they might owe you compensation for the costs of your medical care and other damages in a personal injury claim.
Do not let another person’s negligent actions lead to financial hardship for you or your family. A Nashville head injury lawyer from The Cochran Firm – Nashville may be able to fight for compensation on your behalf while you focus on your recovery.
Contact the personal injury team at The Cochran Firm – Nashville at (615) 651-7451 today. If you qualify, we may be able to work for you on a contingency-fee-basis.
Liability for Head Injuries
If another party’s negligence caused your head injury, they might be liable for your accident-related injuries. The Cochran Firm – Nashville regularly helps clients file personal injury claims for injuries generated from:
- Automobile accidents
- Slip and falls
- Premises liability accidents
- Product liability
- Medical malpractice
- Police brutality
This is not an inclusive list of the types of cases The Cochran Firm – Nashville handles. We encourage you to call us for a free consultation regarding your accident, no matter how it occurred.
For a free legal consultation with a head injury lawyer serving Nashville, call 615-678-6278
Types of Head Injuries
There are many types of head injuries, some of which impact the brain as well as the skull. According to the Merck Manual, a head injury can include:
- Scalp injuries
- Skull fractures
- Cuts and bruises
- Nerve damage
- Brain bleeds
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
You can have damage to your head that does not cause damage to your brain. When your injuries do include brain damage, like a TBI, your entire life can be severely impacted. Accidents that cause head injuries may also injure your neck, back, or the nerves or discs of your spinal column.
Living with a Head Injury
According to the Merck Manual, a head injury of any degree can change your ability to function. Mild head injuries can lead to mental confusion, nausea, vomiting, and irritability. A mild injury can mean you may not be able to return to work for brief periods until you recover. Careful monitoring and follow-up medical care can also lead to income loss.
Severe head injuries like a TBI can have a more catastrophic impact on your daily life. They can permanently alter your ability to care for yourself. TBIs can cause seizures, impaired balance and coordination, and loss of control over:
- Forming thoughts
- Controlling emotions
- Coherent speech
- Vision and sight
A TBI might also prevent you from working at all in the future.
If you believe that you received a head injury, make sure to see a doctor for an evaluation as soon as possible. Once your injuries have been diagnosed and your treatment has begun, you may want to consider taking legal action against the responsible party whose negligence injured you.
To find out how our legal team may be able to help you receive payments for the financial impact of a head injury of any severity, call The Cochran Firm – Nashville today at (615) 651-7451. A member of our team is standing by to provide you with a free, no-obligation case review.
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You May Be Eligible to Recover These Costs
The at-fault party in your personal injury claim might be legally responsible for compensating you for your injury. In general, the potentially recoverable damages in a head injury case may include:
- Medical bills, both current and future
- Lost income
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Rehabilitation costs
- In-home assistance
A head injury can carry extensive and long-term costs. A Nashville head injury lawyer from The Cochran Firm – Nashville may be able to help you recoup these costs from the at-fault party if we represent you.
The Importance of Tennessee’s Filing Timeline
Tennessee has many laws in place that help govern personal injury cases. An important personal injury law is the statute of limitations. This law determines the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. Failure to file before the deadline expires could mean your potential lawsuit will be dismissed without being heard.
Tennessee Code §28-3-104 imposes a general one-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits. The time limit typically starts on the date of the accident that led to your injury.
The Cochran Firm – Nashville may be able to use incident reports, accident reports, medical records, and other official documents to prove the date of your injuries and to make sure your lawsuit is filed within the designated time.
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We May Ask for Supporting Documents
In addition to collecting evidence of the responsible party’s liability, The Cochran Firm – Nashville may use additional documents to demonstrate the value of your injuries. To help prove the amount of financial damage you may be eligible to recover, we might also request medical records and bills from emergency, hospital, surgical, and rehab facilities.
These documents may also help us calculate the cost of health care you might need in the future. Your tax records, paychecks, and other proof of income may help us calculate the value of your lost wages or reduced earning capacity.
Call The Cochran Firm – Nashville Today
Recovering from a head injury can require your full time and attention. When you work with a Nashville head injury lawyer from The Cochran Firm – Nashville, we can coordinate all communications, investigations, and legal work in your case.
Our client intake team may be able to help review the cause of your injuries and assess your possible financial recovery options in a free case review. Contact the personal injury team at The Cochran Firm – Nashville at (615) 651-7451 today.
If you qualify, The Cochran Firm – Nashville may offer to represent your case on a contingency-fee-basis, where you are not obligated to pay us attorney fees unless and until you win your case.