If you suffered a brain injury because of someone else’s negligence, your life can change in unexpected ways. Mounting costs for ongoing medical treatment and other expenses can place an incredible financial strain on you and your family.
If another party’s carelessness led to your injury, you should not have to bear this financial burden alone. The Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC, can help you pursue compensation for your injury while holding the at-fault party responsible for your damages. Call us today at 865-546-1111 to schedule a free consultation with a brain injury lawyer in Jefferson City.
We understand the intricacies involved in brain injury cases. Our attorneys have decades of combined experience helping personal injury victims across Tennessee recover compensation after a serious accident. Brain injury symptoms range from subtle to severe, but we can make sure you receive proper medical treatment for your condition as we help you take legal recourse for your accident.
How Will a Brain Injury Lawyer Help Me?
Our attorneys can help you plan a course of action to recover compensation and protect your legal rights in the process. We are also aware of how the severity of your brain injury will impact the value of your claim.
Any bump, blow, or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain can cause a brain injury. These injuries range from mild to moderate to severe. Victims of severe head injuries will face high emergency treatment costs, prescription medication expenses, and the possibility of long-term assistive care.
When we take on a case, we aim to help our clients restore their quality of life as much as possible. That means fighting for a fair settlement that covers all of the associated costs a brain injury can cause.
What Course of Action Should I Take to Recover Compensation?
We will determine the best course of action in your case after speaking with you about how the other party’s negligence caused your injury. In general, we recommend filing a claim first against the at-fault party’s insurance company. Our firm handles all aspects of insurance claims—from filing the paperwork to negotiating a settlement with insurance adjusters. When an insurer refuses to offer a fair settlement, we are not afraid to file a lawsuit and take the claim to court to recover the money you deserve.
Whether we help you file an insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit, we will conduct a thorough investigation into your accident.
What Will an Investigation Involve?
We will conduct an investigation into the severity of your injury and how the negligent party caused your accident. For instance, we may obtain your medical records to answer such questions as:
- Were you diagnosed with a minor concussion?
- Do you have long-term brain damage?
- What type of treatment does your doctor recommend?
- How has your injury affected your daily activities?
- Can you care for yourself or doyou need someone else to care for you?
We will also investigate the at-fault party’s background. For example, if your brain injury occurred due to a commercial truck accident, we will determine:
- If the truck driver has a history of prior accidents;
- Whether the driver has previous citations or traffic violations on their record;
- If dash cam video exists of the crash;
- If the trucking company maintained proper maintenance on the truck;
- If fatigue played a role in your wreck; and
- Other pertinent details about your crash.
During the course of our investigation, we will collect other evidence to strengthen your personal injury claim.
What Evidence Will Prove My Claim?
We help you build a strong claim by gathering evidence that shows the at-fault party’s negligence. For instance, if you sustained your brain injury in a motorcycle crash, we would obtain the police report that identifies the at-fault driver and notes key details about the accident. The police report generally shows whether the driver was distracted, under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or had fallen asleep at the wheel before the crash happened.
We will also obtain other evidence, such as:
- Photographs of the accident scene;
- Traffic surveillance camera video;
- Eyewitness statements; and
- The at-fault driver’s driving record.
In our years of working with personal injury victims, we have found that people often sustain brain injuries from traffic accidents, such motorcycle wrecks, car accidents, truck crashes, or bus accidents. The type of evidence we gather—and the way we pursue compensation—depends on the specific accident that caused your injury.
What Do You Do With This Evidence?
We present this evidence with the claim we file with the at-fault party’s insurance company. Tennessee requires that we prove the at-fault party had a duty not to act in a careless, reckless, or negligent manner. Before we can recover compensation, we must show the at-fault party in your case failed in that duty and their negligence caused your brain injury.
If we can build a strong argument that the responsible party’s negligence caused your injury and damages, you stand a good chance of recovering compensation for your losses.
How Much Compensation Should I Expect?
The amount of compensation you receive depends on a number of factors, including the severity of your injury and how it has affected your quality of life. We can estimate the value of your claim after we receive information from you about your injury. You can expect to receive compensation for:
- Medical bills;
- Home health care;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of earning capacity;
- Mental health services;
- Physical therapy;
- Rehabilitation bills;
- Pain and suffering; and
- Emotional distress.
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may also demand compensation for property damage, such as repairing or replacing your vehicle after a car crash.
Why Choose the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC?
At the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC, our established law firm has proficient attorneys well-versed in Tennessee law. We work hard to protect the legal rights of our clients.
If you or your loved one suffered a brain injury and want to pursue compensation, contact our office for a free case evaluation. Because we work on contingency, we do not charge our clients for our legal fees and other associated costs until we win them compensation for their damages. Call 865-546-1111 today to get started.