It was your turn to take the wheel during a long road trip to a friend’s house. It was late at night, but you were safely driving along the highway. Headlights appear in your rearview mirror, and you notice a vehicle quickly approaching you. You started to slow down, but that didn’t stop the car from swerving into you at high speed. At the hospital, you learned that a drunk driver crashed into you. Your friends had minor injuries, but you weren’t as lucky. The doctor informed you that you had a serious head injury. A traumatic brain injury (TBI)—a severe injury that changes how the brain works—has a wide range of side effects, including impaired vision, hearing, taste, and smell or difficulty reasoning or communication. People with traumatic brain injuries often endure years—or even a lifetime—of pain and suffering.
Facing a traumatic brain injury’s short- and long-term side effects, you might feel like your life will never return to normal. Miley Legal understands how devastating and life-altering a TBI can be. Our traumatic brain injury attorneys can help. You are our main priority. We want you to focus on healing while we handle the legal proceedings. Call us today for a free consultation.
Traumatic Brain Injury Accidents
Many types of accidents can cause traumatic brain injuries, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Sports injuries
- Being struck on the head
- Physical violence
If you acquired serious head injuries requiring medical treatment due to someone else’s negligence, you might be entitled to financial compensation. Contact a personal injury lawyer so that they can review your case.
Traumatic Brain Injury Settlements
Since every personal injury claim is different, estimating a settlement amount for traumatic brain injuries can be difficult. Many factors—such as the severity of the injury, lost wages, and medical expenses—can affect your settlement amount. For example, if your TBI causes severe, long-term disabilities, you may earn a higher settlement than if you only sustained a few short-term symptoms. Your West Virginia brain injury lawyer can give you an estimate for your specific case. They can also negotiate with the defendant’s insurance company for a higher settlement amount.
Understanding Personal Injury Law
Navigating your traumatic brain injury claim can be complicated, so it’s helpful to learn some standard terms and concepts for personal injury cases:
- Negligence: This refers to someone’s careless actions that usually result in harm to others. If negligence caused your TBI, you likely have a strong case.
- Statute of limitations: This is the set amount of time you have to seek legal action for your TBI. In West Virginia, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases is two years.
- Policy limits: This is the maximum amount the responsible party’s insurance company will pay for your damages. If your damages exceed the policy limit, the defendant will be responsible for covering the rest of your expenses.
While knowing about these terms is beneficial, an experienced brain injury lawyer can answer any of your questions about the legal system and your case.
Contact a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney Today
A severe brain injury is devastating, especially when the accident could’ve been avoided. That’s why The Miley Legal Group wants to fight for your justice. We’ll help you win the compensation you deserve so you can recover from your head injuries without worrying about finances. Have you or a loved one received a TBI due to someone else’s negligence? If so, call an attorney at Miley Legal to schedule your free case review today.