A traumatic brain injury will change your life forever. You will likely be faced with all sorts of new and unpredictable hardships as you adjust to your new disabilities caused by the brain injury. With such a dramatic impact on your livelihood, it is only fair that the party that caused your brain injury provides a significant amount of compensation that helps you live as comfortably as you can.
Ball, Kirk & Holm, P.C. has been committed to fighting for the catastrophically injured ever since we opened our doors in 1958. Our Waterloo TBI lawyers are standing by to hear from you if you or a loved one are living with a brain injury now because of someone else’s mistakes.
We can help clients who were hurt in the following accident types and more:
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Lifelong Consequences of a Brain Injury
In some contexts, all brain injuries are considered catastrophic because the brain cannot easily heal the damage it suffers. Brain cells regenerate incredibly slowly, so injuries either stay the same or worsen but rarely improve. As a result, the majority of brain injuries cause immediate lifelong consequences.
Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries can include:
- Speech impediments
- Learning disabilities
- Mental health difficulties
- Muscle and organ control issues
- Loss of independence
- Memory loss
The extent and type of harm caused by a TBI depend on what part of the brain is damaged. You should seek further diagnoses from your medical providers if it is not clear how much harm has been done. Our legal team will want to use the most thorough possible diagnosis to best understand how your life has changed due to a brain injury that was not your fault.
Significant Harm Calls for Significant Damages
What will your brain injury claim be worth? How much can you expect from a settlement offer? There are no concrete ways to answer these questions with reliable accuracy because every TBI claim is unique.
Although, it is not unusual for a brain injury claim to reach six or seven figures because the harm done is so significant and life-changing. For example, medical treatments alone can easily reach hundreds of thousands of dollars when factoring in future care. With so much compensation on the line, insurance companies put up harsh defenses.
Damages that might apply to your TBI claim are:
- Medical treatment costs
- Rehabilitative therapy costs
- Lost wages
- Inability to hold gainful employment
- Lessened enjoyment of life
- Shortened life expectancy
Compensatory damages are designed to help you get as close to “back to normal” as possible after an accident. The damages listed above are compensatory damages that can be sorted into economic or noneconomic categories. There is also a chance you could receive additional damages like punitive damages, which are used to punish a civil defendant who acted so egregiously negligent that the court thinks further penalties are necessary to deter such actions in the future. For example, a truck accident caused by a drunk and sleeping trucker could justify punitive damages.
Your Case is Our Commitment
From the moment you hire our Waterloo brain injury attorneys, you can rest a little easier knowing that a serious team with an impressive history is on your side. You are going through enough just dealing with the symptoms and consequences of a brain injury. Let us take legal worries off your shoulders by managing your case as much as you would like, including dealing with all the frustrating interactions with stubborn insurance companies and defendants.
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