According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one million people suffer a brain injury in the United States every year. Different circumstances can lead to brain injuries, although many are usually the result of some kind of accident. If you have suffered a brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit to recover compensation. If you are considering legal action, contact the Abbott Law Group today.
Negligent conduct is the basis for most brain injury lawsuits. To prove the defendant is legally responsible for the injury is to establish their negligence. The plaintiff must establish that, by law, the defendant owed the plaintiff a “duty of care” or that the defendant was required to be reasonably careful. The plaintiff must also show that the defendant, in fact, failed to act with reasonable care. It must also be shown that the defendant’s action or inaction caused the victim’s brain injury. It must finally be established that the injuries suffered by the plaintiff are measurable under the law.
A lawsuit, especially one involving serious personal injury, can be confusing and complicated to those unfamiliar with the legal process. Let us simplify the legalese for you.
If you feel you have suffered a brain injury unjustly at the hands of someone else, the first thing to do is contact our personal injury attorneys. You will not want to choose just any attorney; your best bet is to choose a civil trial expert experienced in litigating brain injury lawsuits. Because they have handled cases similar to yours, they know how to help you get the maximum compensation for your injury.
Although it may seem that you can take the situation into your own hands, having an attorney on your side from the very beginning can prove extremely beneficial to you. The actions you take (or don’t take) immediately following the injury may throw some of your legal rights out the window. Even before making a worker’s compensation claim, applying for benefits, or negotiating with an insurance company, you should obtain legal advice on your case.
The Abbott Law Firm’s legal expertise can help get you back on the road to getting well. Our experienced serious injury trial lawyers not only aggressively pursue our clients’ cases, we also offer our expertise as co-counsel to other less knowledgeable and experienced attorneys. In addition, F. Catfish Abbott, (the founder of the Abbott Law Group) frequently provides weekly mentoring sessions to young attorneys who are just beginning their legal practice.
If you are in need of legal assistance, contact us for a free claim review. In the instance that we don’t feel we are best suited to your particular case, we will try to refer you to an experienced attorney that can help.