The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1.4 million U.S. residents suffer a brain injury every year. Many of these injuries are the result of negligent or intentional actions by another person or entity, such as a company that makes a faulty product.
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury and you want more information on brain injury lawsuits, here are some key points to consider:
Different brain injury cases can be based on different legal theories.
Most traumatic brain injury claims are based on a legal theory called “negligence,” which focuses on how someone else’s failure to use reasonable care caused injuries.
However, not all traumatic brain injuries result from negligence. For instance, if an injury was caused by an intentional act like an assault, the legal theory used to prove the case in court will be different. Brain injuries caused by medical malpractice or a defective product must also follow certain rules that don’t apply to other types of negligence cases.
You can start taking steps today to build your brain injury case.
First, see a doctor for medical treatment if you haven’t already. Medical care should always be an injured person’s first stop when brain injury is suspected.
Next, start a notebook or file specifically for paperwork related to the case. Put medical documents, leave papers from work, insurance paperwork, and all bills or receipts related to the injury in this location. In your notebook, make notes about every step you take related to your case. Put the date and time, followed by what you did (called the insurance company, saw a doctor, etc.), who you talked to, and the outcome (for instance, if the insurance company told you to send a certain form or the doctor scheduled you for another appointment).
Talk to a lawyer.
An experienced attorney can help you understand the legal theory that relates to your case and give you personalized advice on how to continue building your case, as well as what to expect if you do file a lawsuit.
Contact the Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys of Lombardi and Lombardi, P.A.
The top-rated trial attorneys at Lombardi & Lombardi, P.A. fight for our personal injury clients in New Jersey. If you’ve been injured and need legal help, contact our office today at 866.523.3121 for a free and confidential consultation.
The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.