The human brain controls personality, memories, speech, vision, movement, and many other important functions. When the brain is injured, these functions can be lost or forever altered. TBIs are usually emotionally and financially costly for accident victims and their families. However, if someone else’s negligence caused your TBI or that of a loved one, chances are your life has been changed forever. Not only will you have to deal with the effects associated with the injury, but you’ll be facing mounting financial debt. You will need an experienced brain injury lawyer in Washington, DC to recover compensation for the medical bills, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, ongoing expenses, and more.
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When an accident victim receives a traumatic brain injury (TBI), it may cause them difficulties speaking or comprehending language. Depending on the affected area of the brain and the extent of the damage, cognitive problems and/or mobility issues may also result. They will need proper compensation to make sure they can continue with the recovery process without worrying about any ongoing costs associated with their medical care.
The traumatic brain injury lawyers at Regan Zambri Long PLLC have spent more than three decades fighting for the rights of people who received a catastrophic injury after an accident. In one case, we secured a $6.2 million verdict for a man who suffered a traumatic brain injury while skiing at a dangerously designed ski slope.
If you need help with your accident claim, then contact our Washington, DC personal injury lawyers today. In a free consultation, we can answer your questions and make sure you understand all the important aspects of a legal claim. We can then evaluate the full effect of your TBI, including all past and future medical expenses so that you get the compensation you truly deserve.
Even a mild concussion can result in multiple trips to the doctor and continuing care long after the accident. According to Northwestern University, the lifetime treatment costs for a TBI patient range between an estimated $85,000 to $3 million.
Depending on the type of accident associated with your brain injury, compensation that you could receive includes:
Regan Zambri Long’s traumatic brain injury lawyers have the needed resources at our disposal to fight for your rights to compensation. For a free consultation, call (202) 960-4596 or fill out a confidential online case review form.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were an estimated 223,000 TBI-related hospitalizations in 2018 and approximately 60,611 TBI-related deaths in 2019. Often, TBIs are the result of an accident caused by the negligent actions of another party.
The most common causes of a traumatic brain injury were slip and fall accidents and motor vehicle crashes. For example, in a car crash, brain trauma often results from the blunt force trauma of the collision or airbag deployment.
Other common causes of traumatic brain injury include:
These are only a few possible examples where our brain injury attorneys may be able to help you or a loved one recover compensation.
The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury vary widely depending on the location and severity of the trauma. In some cases, the symptoms may last only a short while or may improve over time. However, in many cases involving severe brain trauma, the effects are permanent and often seriously disabling.
Common TBI symptoms can include:
Hospitals bills, rehabilitation services, home modifications, and expensive medical equipment can push the financial costs of a TBI into millions of dollars over a lifetime. Additionally, a severe TBI can prevent you from returning to work or working at all. However, if you or a loved one suffered a TBI, then you may have options to recover compensation from the parties responsible for your injury. Depending on the circumstances, one or more parties may be liable for damages.
Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney at Regan Zambri Long can help you in the event that you or a loved one is suffering from a traumatic brain injury. We can help you in the following ways:
Following any kind of brain injury, you are going to have questions. What exactly takes place with the insurance? Do you agree to the terms of the deal that have been presented to you? What should you do if the individual who caused the injury tells you that you can “work it out” and don’t need to involve the insurance companies? In order to allow you to focus on getting better, our brain injury lawyer will respond to any questions you have and handle any interactions with insurance companies on your behalf. We can also help you make sure that you are covering all of your bases; this is a busy and emotionally draining time, and you and your family should not be responsible for navigating it alone.
After suffering a traumatic brain injury, you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit. If this is the case, working with a brain injury attorney can assist you with your claim. We are able to draft demand letters, become involved in the negotiation process at an early stage in order to ensure that your interests are represented, and present your case in an informal manner. Early advocacy can help you get the relief you need quickly and without having to resort to formal legal action if you use these methods.
To protect your case, we will need evidence to prove who is responsible. We collaborate closely with investigators, expert witnesses, and medical professionals to ensure that you receive adequate compensation for your medical expenses, rehabilitation, long-term care, lost wages, and lost earning potential, as well as for the pain and suffering you have endured as a result of the accident.
If our experienced brain injury attorneys can’t get you the results you need through aggressive early advocacy, we are ready and willing to take the case all the way to court on your behalf. You are not just another case to us, and because of this, Regan Zambri Long is prepared to see your case through to its conclusion regardless of the opponent.
There are three kinds of brain injury:
According to the CDC, there are three main categories:
A mild brain injury usually leaves the accident victim feeling disoriented. They may lose consciousness for a very brief time.
A moderate brain injury can result in a loss of consciousness anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. Complications from a brain injury can last for months and may even be permanent. The accident victim will be facing several medical treatments to address the issues.
A severe brain injury is usually life-threatening and it is very unlikely the victim will return to normal life.
In Washington, DC, you have three years from the accident to file a personal injury claim.
Each brain injury case is different and it’s difficult to say exactly how much your TBI case is worth without first speaking with our DC brain injury lawyer. We will sit down with you and calculate how much the accident cost. Based on that sum, we will be able to give you a fair estimate of how much your claim is worth.
At Regan Zambri Long, our Washington, DC brain injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. What this means is you do not pay any attorney fees until the case has been resolved. If we are successful, we will take a percentage of the reward. If we fail to win your case, you do not owe us.
To learn more about your legal options following a traumatic brain injury, contact our DC brain injury attorney today to schedule a free consultation.