A brain injury can result in unexpected, life-changing consequences. If you suffered a brain injury because of someone else’s actions, you may be able to pursue compensation from the parties responsible for causing the harm.
Whether your brain injury was a result of a fall, a car accident, a sports activity, or another event, the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC can help you get compensation for your losses. Our team fights for people who suffer personal injuries because of another party’s carelessness. To find out how we can help you, call 865-546-1111 to schedule a free case review.
We Are Here To Help You
At the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC, we do the work so that you can focus on recovering from your brain injury. Our legal team can file paperwork, communicate with insurance companies and other parties on your behalf, and negotiate a fair settlement of your claim.
Depending on the severity of your brain injury, you may have to undergo long-term medical treatment for your condition. These treatments may become costly over time and potentially place a financial hardship on you and your family. Our goal is to ensure that your compensation covers your medical costs and other related expenses.
You do not have to handle this frustrating process alone. We help you through the process until you get compensated for the losses you suffered because of your brain injury. To discuss the services we provide, call 865-546-1111 for a free consultation with one of our brain injury lawyers in Farragut.
Investigating Your Brain Injury Case
We secure evidence to show how your brain injury happened and who to hold responsible for causing you harm. The at-fault party is liable for your damages that resulted from your brain injury.
Any number of events or product failures can cause a brain injury, such as:
- A car accident
- A workplace accident
- A slip and fall
- A sports activity
- A violent assault
- A defective motorcycle or bicycle helmet
We review the information you give to us about the circumstances that lead to your brain injury and begin building your case.
To learn more about how we can build a brain injury case on your behalf, call us at 865-546-1111.
The evidence we obtain will depend on how you sustained your brain injury.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), vehicle accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injury. So, if someone caused a car wreck and you suffered a brain injury, we will secure information related to the accident. We may gather such information as:
- A police report
- Your medical records
- Video footage of the accident
- Statements from eyewitnesses
- Photographs of the accident scene
Besides collecting evidence specific to your particular case, we might also secure information about brain injuries from medical literature and board-certified medical experts.
We may ask you or your family members for statements related to how the brain injury has affected your life.
Recoverable Damages in a Brain Injury Case
Securing evidence helps us to determine the type of damages you sustained from the event that led to your brain injury.
From the type of damages you sustained and other information you provide, we can estimate the amount of compensation to pursue. For instance, you may be able to pursue compensation for costly medical bills if you face a lengthy recovery time and continual need for medical treatment.
You can pursue costs for other medical expenses that include:
- Ambulance transportation from the accident scene
- Tests that diagnose your brain injury
- Physical or occupational therapy
- Inpatient rehabilitation
- Medical mobility devices
- Prescription medication
Besides your medical bills, you may seek other damages, such as:
Lost income includes wages, bonuses, or commissions that you lost because your brain injury prevented you from working.
Property damage includes damage to your vehicle, and personal property, such as your smartphone and laptop computer, for example.
Pain and suffering
Pain and suffering involve the physical and emotional pain and distress caused by your brain injury.
Depending on the event that caused your brain injury and the severity of your brain injury, you may be able to pursue punitive damages in your case. Punitive damages are intended to punish an at-fault party for the reckless, malicious, and egregious behavior that caused harm to another party.
To find out whether you can pursue punitive damages in your brain injury case, call us at 865-546-1111 to arrange for a free consultation.
Negotiating Compensation in a Brain Injury Case
During our consultation, we can discuss the available options you have to pursue compensation for your brain injury. One avenue we can take is filing a claim against the at-fault party’s insurance company.
You do not have to haggle with claims adjusters because we handle all aspects of insurance claims, including negotiating settlements.
We know the tricks insurance companies pull to avoid paying claims. An insurer will also offer low settlements to avoid paying full and fair settlements for a claimant’s damages.
While we generally have positive outcomes in our negotiations, there are times when we find it necessary to file a lawsuit, which is another option for recovering compensation.
At the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC, we do not back down from challenges brought by insurers and other parties. We stand firm until we can get you compensation for the damages you sustained from your brain injury.
Contact the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC Today
You have a limited amount of time to file an insurance claim or lawsuit for damages in a personal injury case. So, do not miss your opportunity to pursue compensation and hold the at-fault party responsible for your damages.
To arrange a free, no-obligation consultation with one of our brain injury lawyers, call us today at 865-546-1111.