If you suffered a brain injury because of someone else’s negligence or your child suffered a brain injury at birth, you can rely on the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PPLC to help you pursue a brain injury claim.
We have helped many personal injury victims recover compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and other losses they suffered because of their injury.
Call us at 865-546-1111 to schedule a free case evaluation with our brain injury lawyer in Oak Ridge.
Determining What Caused Your Brain Injury
Both adults and children suffer brain injuries from vehicle accidents and other incidents. We will investigate your case to determine what caused your or your loved one’s brain injury.
Determining what caused your brain injury helps us to know who to hold responsible for your damage and the evidence we need to collect to support your claim.
Investigating Your Brain Injury Case
The evidence we collect shows how an individual or a medical professional, a health care facility, or another entity caused your brain injury.
If, for instance, your child suffered a brain injury at birth, we would help you collect documentation. For example, we could use your child’s medical records to show how doctors and other medical professionals failed to monitor and treat the mother’s condition during the pregnancy or to illustrate problems that occurred during delivery.
If you suffered a brain injury from a car accident, we would help you obtain:
- A police report that supplies a narrative of your wreck
- Eyewitness statements
- Video surveillance of the crash
- Evidence of lost wages as well as the income you stand to lose if you cannot return to work
Complications from Brain Injuries
When estimating the value of your case, we will include any prolonged or permanent complications resulting from your brain injury. These complications can become costly because of the amount of time you may have to stay in the hospital or the medical treatment you need for this condition.
According to the Mayo Clinic, brain injury complications can include:
- Blood vessel damage
- Frequent headaches
If a brain death occurs, which means the brain no longer functions, our brain injury lawyer in Oak Ridge can speak with you about filing a wrongful death lawsuit if we find that another individual or entity caused the initial brain injury.
We will pursue every aspect of how your brain injury has devastated your life to help you get the compensation you and your family deserve.
Working with Subject Matter Experts
Our firm works with subject matter experts who can determine how an injury occurred. For instance, if a health care provider caused your brain injury, we can have medical experts review your records to testify about your health condition, how medical professionals failed to diagnose an injury or failed to treat a disease that led to your brain injury, and your prognosis.
If your injury resulted from a vehicle accident, we would have a specialist reconstruct the accident to determine how the wreck occurred and which drivers are to blame for causing the crash. To find out if this tactic will apply to your case, call us at 865-546-1111.
Proving Negligence in a Brain Injury Case
To have a successful case, we must prove that the defendant (an individual or entity) owed you a legal duty to exercise care and not cause you harm. However, that duty was breached when the defendant’s negligence caused your brain injury, and you suffered damages.
When it comes to a brain injury caused by a medical professional, we have to show how a doctor or a healthcare facility violated a standard of care established and practiced by, members of the medical community.
Determining the Value of Your Case
To determine the value of your case, we will ask you about the damages you sustained because of your brain injury. For instance, a mild brain injury can cause headaches, dizziness, and memory difficulties.
However, 43 percent of individuals hospitalized for a traumatic brain injury (TBI) suffer a related disability one year later, according to a 2003 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So, if you suffered a severe TBI, your compensation could include expenses for long-term health care, prescription medication, and hospital expenses.
Brain injury victims can also seek damages for:
- Lost income
- Loss of earning capacity
- Assistive medical devices
- Physical disability
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
Negotiating A Settlement for Your Case
One of the many benefits of working with Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC is allowing us to file a claim on your behalf with the insurance company of the party (or parties) responsible for your brain injury. As you recover from your injuries, we will handle all aspects of the insurance claim.
We know the strategies that insurance companies use to delay or deny claims or offer low settlement amounts. We challenge these actions during negotiations and fight back until we get a fair settlement for your claim.
While we settle many cases through the claims process, there are times when filing a lawsuit and resolving a claim in court may be necessary.
Racing Against Time: Tennessee’s Statute of Limitations
Tennessee’s Statute of Limitations places a deadline of one year after the date a personal injury occurred to file an insurance claim or lawsuit. Injury victims risk losing their chance to recover compensation if they fail to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit within the time allotted by the state statute.
Building a compelling brain injury case takes time and hard work. So, the sooner you decide to file a claim or a lawsuit, the sooner we can get to work on your case.
Call for a Free Legal Evaluation with a Brain Injury Lawyer in Oak Ridge
We understand how one negligent action can permanently impact your life or the life of your loved one. You can trust the Law Offices of Ogle, Elrod & Baril, PLLC to work hard to get you the compensation you may be eligible to receive.
Call us now at 865-546-1111 for a free legal consultation.