Have you suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident?
If so, speak with an experienced Baltimore brain injury attorney at Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico, LLC.
You have legal rights and might be eligible to pursue a claim against the party who caused your injuries.
Traumatic brain injuries, often called TBIs, should be taken seriously. Many TBIs are permanent and can result in a lifetime of medical treatment.
Numerous accidents and events can cause a traumatic brain injury.
If you believe your TBI was caused by another party’s negligent or intentional actions, contact our brain injury lawyers at Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico to schedule an initial consultation.
We can review your case and help you determine the best course of legal action.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Understanding a traumatic brain injury is crucial when pursuing a personal injury claim for damages.
The National Library of Medicine defines a traumatic brain injury as occurring when a sudden trauma injures the brain and disrupts its function.
For example, you may suffer a TBI when your head violently and suddenly strikes an object or when an object penetrates your skull, entering the brain tissue.
Some people do not realize they have a TBI, however, because they never lost consciousness.
Traumatic brain injuries can be mild, moderate, or severe. The more severe your injury is, the greater the likelihood of long-term complications.
Do not underestimate the seriousness of a seemingly minor head injury; speak with a brain injury attorney at Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico immediately.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries can result from accidents and everyday activities. However, some traumatic brain injuries can occur as a result of medical malpractice.
If you believe you have sustained a TBI as a result of medical malpractice, contact our office to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced lawyers.
We will review your case and help you understand the next steps and whether you have a potential traumatic brain injury claim.
Long-Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Every brain injury differs, but the result is often the same—victims have lifelong residual complaints.
Brain injuries can leave you unable to perform the simplest daily tasks. Something you once did without thinking about it may now take considerable effort.
Potential long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Loss of balance
- Coordination issues
- Brain fog
- Slurred speech
- Memory issues
- Difficulty concentrating
- Severe headaches
- Depression and anxiety
- Emotional problems
- Behavioral changes
- Inability to work
Some of these issues do not develop immediately following a brain injury. It could be days before you start exhibiting symptoms.
The long-term consequences might not be noticeable for a year or so.
Proving Negligence in a Maryland Brain Injury Matter
Before discussing potential compensation for your injuries, you need to understand how liability works in these matters.
For example, if your brain injury arises from an act of medical negligence, you must prove the following four elements:
- Duty of care
- Breach of duty
Doctors, nurses, corporations and hospitals can be defendants in a traumatic brain injury lawsuit. You may have a claim against more than one entity.
Therefore, it is important to seek legal advice from a brain injury attorney.
Types of Compensation Available in a Traumatic Brain Injury Claim
Damages represent the tangible and intangible losses associated with your injury.
For example, tangible losses or economic damages have an associated dollar value, such as medical expenses, loss of wages, and lost household services.
Intangible losses, or non-economic damages, include pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of consortium, and more.
Recovering the maximum compensation for a TBI injury requires a skilled brain injury attorney. These are complicated cases with defendants vigorously defending their position.
How a Maryland Brain Injury Attorney Can Help
When you retain Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico, LLC to represent you, we will investigate the facts and circumstances leading to your injury and may speak with one or more medical experts.
If we proceed with your medical malpractice case, our attorneys will also handle all of the communication with the defendant’s insurance companies and/or law firms—including all negotiations.
You need a skilled negotiator on your side to fight for the maximum compensation possible.
When it comes to going up against large corporations, hospitals, doctors, and others, Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico attorneys stand their ground.
We have years of experience litigating hundreds of medical malpractice cases.
If you sustained a traumatic brain injury because of another party’s negligence, it’s time to hold them accountable.
Contact Baird Mandalas Brockstedt & Federico today to schedule a consultation with an experienced brain injury lawyer.
We care about every one of our clients and will fight tirelessly to help you recover the compensation you deserve.