Brain Injury Lawsuits: Information and Resources

An injury to the brain can cause more problems than most other types of injuries, and outside of the spinal cord, these kinds of injuries can be more life altering as well, from loss of motor skills or paralysis to long-term coma. One of the most common causes of brain injury is an accident, such as a motor vehicle accident. Not wearing a seatbelt is a very frequent cause of serious brain injuries during a crash, but you cannot always control the situation.

Primary Causes of Brain Injury (Outside of Birth Defect)

Driving under the influence (of alcohol or drugs), more often referred to in the legal world as a DUI, charges are a primary factor in a motor vehicle accident, especially if serious bodily injury such as brain damage is a result. This is considered an aggravating factor in a DUI case, and can lead to additional penalties during the sentencing phase if the defendant is found guilty. If someone you love was injured due to someone driving under the influence, you deserve to be compensated on his or her behalf, whether it is a spouse, child, parent, sibling, or other loved one.

Defective or damaged products can also lead to brain injuries, and this type of lawsuit happens frequently in the United States. Sometimes, extra precautions are necessary to prevent this type of injury from happening again, and in other cases improved or additional legislation or safety measures are the expected result. An accident or injury claim is serious, and we work hard to keep it out of the courtroom by using techniques such as settlement agreements.

Finally, negligence or medical malpractice can also be a cause for a brain injury, especially if the person affected recently had surgery, or the injury could have been the result of a problem during the birth. Doctors may have years of schooling and experience before they reach you or your loved one, but they are still human and are capable of making serious mistakes that have terrible consequences. This is another common lawsuit, but it can take years to settle even with decades of experience due to insurance claims and the legal process.

Your Claim is Limited…

Cases like this operate under a statute of limitation, and in the states of Alabama and Georgia you have just two years to file a claim for personal injury. After that time, you lose this opportunity and the case will not be acceptable to present in court. Sometimes, the timing is a little different for auto accidents, but the difference is often less time rather than extended time length in these cases.

Do not wait until time is running out to start your claim, since there is much work to be done and you want to get the process started as soon as possible. Schedule your initial consultation today, and let our team of dedicated professionals begin building your case right away!


About handlawfirm

Born September 12, 1964, Ben earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management degree from Auburn University in 1987 and a Juris Doctorate degree from Cumberland School of Law in 1990. Ben has been a practicing attorney since 1990 and spent six years in Central America. He is familiar with customs and conditions of the region and is fluent in Spanish. Ben established and is currently the Vice President of the Legal and Contracting with Emergency Response Training Systems, the only company to run military style software (jcats/acats) for training of civilian law enforcement (ERTS Opelika, Alabama). This also provides homeland security training for the Auburn University Homeland Security department. Ben Hand is the winner of various Who’s-Who Awards, the Republican of the year for 2001, and a Republican Nominee for the U.S. House in 1994. He is licensed to practice law in Alabama and Georgia. Ben founded Hand, Fellows and Associates law firm and is the founding member of the board of directors of Beacon University in Columbus, Georgia. Ben currently represents thirty-two different non-profit organizations in Alabama, Texas, Georgia and Tennessee. He is a business legal adviser to seventy-five different small businesses and corporations. Ben was hired by Chief of police, Terry Sanders, to represent him in a dispute with the Valley City Council in Valley, Alabama and was also hired by Chief of Police, Ben Brown, to represent him in negotiations with the Lanett City Council and the mayor of Lanett, Alabama. The former city attorney for Uniontown, Alabama, Ben is a city prosecutor for cities of Opelika and Roanoke in Alabama. Ben is a family court referee in Lee County, Alabama and was appointed by Governor Bob Riley as an Administrative Law Judge for State Health Planning and Development Agency. He successfully represented the State Republican party in Lee County during Governor Bob Riley’s election challenge 2002. Governor Bob Riley was elected by a narrow margin and the outgoing Governor challenged the election. Ben was asked by Governor Riley to represent him in Lee County. Governor Riley won and the challenge was dropped by the outgoing Governor. Ben was a guest lecturer for the Auburn University Safe House. He instructed the local law enforcement and Domestic Violence counselors on obtaining protection from abuse orders. Ben was a guest lecturer for Auburn University SOAR for lawyers and realtors on construction law. He is an elder at Believers Church in Auburn, AL and on the board of directors for the Spirit of Life Church in Murfreesboro, TN. Ben is a Gideon speaker and member since 1992 and a Municipal Judge in Wedowee, Alabama since 1995. Ben%2
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