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!