Head Injury Attorney in Charleston, WV
Was your TBI or concussion caused by a car accident?
One of the most serious car accident injuries we deal with at our law firm are head injuries. Depending the severity of the traumatic brain injury (TBI) caused by a car accident, the person who sustained the injury may be in severe pain and experience long term or permanent medical issues. That’s why it’s critical that anyone who sustains a head injury in a car accident seeks immediate medical attention – then talks to an attorney at our law firm.
Our dedicated Charleston, W.V. head injury attorneys at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC, can explain your rights and the legal options available to you and your family. Depending on the severity of the head injury sustained by you or a loved one, extensive medical care may be necessary. As your legal team, we can take care of everything else while your family focuses on what really matters – taking time to rest and fully recover.
What is a traumatic brain injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a medical term used to describe a wide range of injuries to the head and brain. Some of the most common TBIs caused by car accidents include:
- Concussion (injury to the brain caused by a blow to the head)
- Edema (swelling of the brain)
- Hematoma (blood clotting inside the brain)
- Hemorrhage (bleeding inside the brain)
- Skull fracture (skull bone broken in one or several places)
TBIs require immediate medical attention. If not treated promptly, some head injuries can result in permanent brain damage or can even be fatal. That’s why it’s critical that the doctor examining you run the necessary diagnostic tests right away to determine exactly what’s wrong.
What are common causes of concussions and traumatic brain injuries?
Head injuries often occur due to a blow to the head sustained in a car accident. Specifically, if you or a loved one’s head slams into the dashboard, steering wheel or another part of the car, head injuries often occur. In terms of which types of car accidents often cause head injuries, these accidents often include:
- Head-on collisions
- Rear-end accidents
- T-bone/intersection accidents
- Rollover car accidents
Whatever type of car accident head injury you’re dealing with, we can thoroughly investigate your crash and find the facts you need to hold the at-fault driver accountable for their actions.
How much is my head injury claim worth?
There’s no set dollar amount when it comes to how much your car accident TBI claim may be worth. Sometimes, cases are worth several thousand dollars. Other times, they may be worth millions. The bottom line is your family should be fairly compensated for all your accident-related expenses, now and in the future. Expenses often include:
- Emergency medical care
- Ambulance fees
- Vehicle repair or replacement costs
- Overnight hospital fees
- Diagnostic tests
- Surgical procedures
- Follow-up medical procedures
- In-home medical care
- Replace income during recovery
- Lost future income if you or a loved one cannot return to work
The stakes are high. Often, you only have one opportunity to obtain all the financial compensation you need and deserve for your accident-related expenses. That’s why we want to help you demand the compensation you need for your head injury.
Why do I need a lawyer to handle my head injury claim?
If another driver clearly caused your car accident, you might think you don’t even need a lawyer to handle your head injury claim. These cases often turn out to be far more complicated than many people suspect. Some of the reasons why include:
- The driver who caused your car accident claims they didn’t do anything wrong.
- The at-fault driver claims you or your loved one caused the collision.
- The other driver’s insurance company denies your accident claim.
Our law firm knows how to tackle all of these obstacles and many more. That’s why we have such a strong track record of success. All our law firm’s partners belong to the invitation-only Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums based on the sizable settlements and verdicts we have secured for injury victims and their families.
We know what evidence to look for and what questions to ask. We know how to negotiate effectively with insurance companies. Many agree to cooperate with us. If not, we’re prepared to file a lawsuit on your behalf.
Take your TBI seriously right from the start. Contact us. We can fight for you.
You often only have a limited amount of time to demand the compensation you deserve for your head injury. In West Virginia, this deadline (known as the statute of limitations) is two years from the date of your car accident to file a lawsuit or take other legal action. Two years might seem like a long time, but the longer you wait, the harder it can often be to track down witnesses or find other evidence to support your claim.
Make the most of your opportunity for justice. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation with a car accident attorney at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC. One of our experienced, Charleston head injury lawyers can answer your questions, explain your legal options and demand the money your family rightfully deserves. You can count on us.