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Accidents or improper medical care can result in brain injury, which can have lasting consequences that impair your quality of life and ability to work. Smith LaCien LLP can help you receive compensation for your loss of function and lost income in a court of law.
There are many different ways a person can suffer a brain injury. Brain injuries are often classified by the cause of the injury. A brain injury sustained after a person is born is referred to as an acquired brain injury (ABI). There are two types of acquired brain injury, namely, traumatic brain injury (TBI) and non-traumatic brain injury.
TBI is brain injury resulting from an external factor such as a blow to the head or the penetration of an external object into the brain. Brain injuries can also be caused by falls, assaults gunshot wounds and motor vehicle accidents.
A non-traumatic brain injury is caused by internal factors such as a lack of oxygen or exposure to toxins. Causes of non-traumatic brain injury include strokes and situations that prevent oxygen from reaching the brain such as drowning.
Both types of brain injuries can give rise to a brain injury lawsuit if the injury was the result of the wrongful or negligent actions of another.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury as a result of another person or entity’s negligence, the circumstances of your case will determine who you can pursue for compensation. The following persons or entities may be held financially liable for brain injuries:
Property owners – Under premises liability laws, property owners have a duty to maintain their property in a safe manner and avoid causing harm to lawful visitors to the property. If a lawful visitor to the property sustains a brain injury from a slip and fall accident because of a hazardous condition on the property, the owner or manager of the property may be held financially responsible for the victim’s injury.
Medical professionals – Healthcare facilities, doctors, and other medical professionals must treat their patients with due care. When a medical professional fails to meet the standard of care required for treating a patient, which results in a brain injury, they may be liable for the victim’s damages.
Employers – Employers have a duty to provide a safe working environment and safe equipment for their workers. If an employee suffers a brain injury in the course of performing their duty to their employer, the employer may be responsible.
Manufacturers – Under product liability laws, manufacturers and sellers of products can be held responsible for defective products that cause harm to consumers. For example, a manufacturer may be held liable for damages suffered by a person who suffers brain injury because of their defective product.
Vehicle owners – Another way that a person can sustain a brain injury is from a motor vehicle accident. If the vehicle owner or driver’s negligence caused the accident that led to the victim’s brain injury, they may be financially responsible for the damages suffered.
After a thorough assessment of your case, the facts will determine which party is financially responsible for your brain injury. Smith LaCien LLP has extensive experience handling brain injury cases and getting results for clients. We won an $18.5 million award against Paramount Pictures for a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury during the filming of a movie in the Chicago area. We also won $20 million for another client who suffered brain damage while undergoing heart surgery.
These cases must be handled with the utmost care, which is why having an attorney you can trust is imperative. We listen to each client with compassion. While we are here to address your concerns, we will also act as your strongest advocate. Our goal is to fight for the compensation you deserve. This may include payment for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
While monetary damages are important, we also understand the value of holding the negligent party accountable. We do this by examining all areas of your case and talking to any necessary experts. We’ll look over your medical records to determine where things went wrong. Our attorneys will then build the strongest possible case in your favor. You don’t have to go through this alone. We can help.
Our experienced, dedicated attorneys promptly and thoroughly investigate our cases to preserve evidence, determine fault and assess liability on behalf of injured individuals and the families of those killed in trucking crashes. Smith LaCien’s lengthy history of representing victims of personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death has resulted in more than $2.5 billion in verdicts and settlements and over 100 cases of results of at least $1 million.
A brain injury can influence all areas of your life, and treatment can quickly become expensive. Smith LaCien offers free, no-obligation consultations to accident victims and their families. We also handle cases on a contingency basis, which means you don’t pay us anything unless we obtain results. To learn more about how we can help, call us at (312) 509-8900 or contact us using our online form.
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