Traumatic Brain Injuries kill over 50,000 Americans every year. Tragically, many of these victims do not know how badly they were hurt. Doctors often misdiagnose brain injuries as something like shock from a car accident. As a result, these victims do not get the immediate attention they need, and their brain injuries worsen.
The dedicated Brainerd head injury lawyers at Carlson & Jones do more than advocate for fair compensation. Our lawyers also arrange for victims to get the medical treatment they need when they need it. Typically, we partner with providers who charge nothing upfront for their services. These professionals also regularly deal with accident-related head injuries, so they know how to diagnose and treat these wounds.
What Causes Brain Injuries?
The aforementioned car wrecks cause most of the head injuries in Brainerd. These incidents combine all three major head injury causes, which are:
Noise: Many witnesses say that car crashes sound like explosions. These sudden loud noises trigger shock waves which disrupt brain functions.
Motion: The brain does not fit snugly against the skull. Instead, the skull is like a water tank which suspends the brain in cerebrospinal fluid. Sudden, violent motion causes the brain to slam against the inside of the skull.
Trauma: Today’s motor vehicles have very advanced safety features, but even these systems only absorb so much force.
Workplace Hazards: Several workplace incidents can be hazardous and result in brain injury. For example, handling heavy equipment in a factory or construction site can lead to an accident that injures the brain.
Falls and assaults also cause a number of Traumatic Brain Injuries. Legally, these claims are a bit different from car crash claims, as outlined below.
Most drivers have a duty of reasonable care. This duty includes a responsibility to avoid accidents when possible. If drivers violate this duty, they could be legally responsible for damages.
Property owners are usually responsible for falls, assaults, and other injuries which occur on their premises. A Brainerd head injury lawyer must prove the owner had a legal duty and knew about the property hazard.
Damages in a head injury case usually include compensation for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.
A Skilled Brainerd Head Injury Attorney Can Establish Your Case
Many victims of brain injury become silent sufferers and fail to raise their voice against their culprits. Brain injury victims might be entitled to substantial compensation. It is time to break your silence and fight for your rights and the compensation due to you. For a free consultation with an experienced Brainerd head injury lawyer, contact Carlson & Jones, P.A. at (218) 736-9429. We do not charge upfront legal fees in personal injury cases.
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