Legal Options – Traumatic Brain Injury
According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are more than 1.5 million traumatic brain injuries (TBI) each year in the United States. A large portion of these injuries were caused by the fault of a third party. A traumatic brain injury can be a significant occurrence in your life or the lives of your loved ones. This is especially critical when the cause of the injury was the negligence of another person or corporate entity.
- How will I pay for future treatment?
- Who do I blame for this situation?
- Can I hold someone responsible?
- Who will pay for my medical bills?
These are just some of the typical questions that quickly arise following the shock of a traumatic brain injury. When these questions arise, you do not have to face them alone. By hiring qualified legal counsel, you can quickly get the answers you need to make the time critical decisions you are facing. Your attorney will help you to sort out these issues and provide the necessary guidance to navigate through a set of issues that you may never have expected to address.
Time is certainly of the essence; do not wait to seek legal counsel! Your lawyer can assist you from day one in preserving and pursuing your legal rights. In all traumatic brain injury cases you only have a limited amount of time to file a claim. If you do not file a claim within the required time window, you may violate the statute of limitations and lose all rights to pursue your claim.
Economically speaking, most lawyers will not charge any up-front fees to pursue your case. Traumatic brain injury cases are traditionally handled on contingency fee basis. In other words, you will not be required to pay ANY costs or fees at the beginning of your cases. In fact, you may not have to pay ANYTHING unless your attorney or lawyer recovers money on your behalf. If money is recovered, the attorney will receive a percentage of that recovery as a fee. Quite often, you will hear of this structure referred to as “NO RECOVERY, NO FEE”.
If you or someone you know has suffered from a traumatic brain injury, seek competent legal counsel immediately.