Experiencing a brain injury because of someone else’s carelessness can be an extremely traumatizing and life-altering experience. It can also lead to an extensive amount of medical care and ongoing treatment. An Anderson brain injury lawyer from Hammack Law Firm can help you pursue compensation from the party that hurt you. Our firm handles cases involving:
- Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Boat accidents
- Construction accidents
- Workers’ compensation
- Slip and falls
- Product liability
- Nursing home abuse
- Medical malpractice
- Animal-related injuries
These are not the only types of accidents we may be able to help you with. If you believe that another party’s negligence caused your brain injury, call Hammack Law Firm at (864) 326-3333 for a free consultation regarding your case.
Why Hire a Lawyer for Your Brain Injury Case
Our experience with brain injury cases has shown us just how devastating such injuries can be. If you’ve suffered a brain injury, you may:
- Be suffering significant emotional stress
- Have physical symptoms that disrupt your daily life
- Require rest and avoidance of stimuli for your brain to heal
- Experience cognitive limitations
Brain injuries are not an ailment that you should simply work through. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (p.8) explains that your recovery will depend directly on how you take care of yourself after your brain injury. It adds that trying to “tough it out” when you recognize brain injury symptoms will only make your health worse.
In other words, trying to handle a lawsuit or insurance claim may be detrimental to your health. This is one significant reason why we recommend hiring an attorney from Hammack Law Firm.
What You Get When You Hire Our Firm
In addition to helping you preserve your health, our firm offers:
- A team of experienced attorneys
- Case investigators, managers, and paralegals
- Several case-related resources, like the ability to hire experts at no cost to you
- Prompt communication
Our team takes brain injury cases extremely seriously. We understand that you may be very limited at this point in time, and we’ll handle as much of your case as we possibly can.
Client Endorsements of Hammack Law Firm
When we complete a case, we want the client to feel we’ve done everything in our power to secure a positive outcome. Many clients recognize and appreciate our efforts and attention to detail. In return, they leave us reviews like these:
- “Excellent legal service. Got me a very fair settlement from a vehicle accident, kept me fully informed during the process. Well Done!” – John Davis
- “My experience with the law firm was one of the best that I could have imagined. My family and I were suffering for a long time due to an accident that occurred on my job. The Hammack Firm was there from the time that I selected them for legal guidance until the end.“ – Sammie Robinson
- “Absolutely a great group of people to work with. I don’t think I could have chosen a better firm to handle my case. Everyone is friendly and informative. If I ever have any more legal issues I will be going back! – Courtney Brown
These experiences are not exceptional. We treat every client as if they were our own loved one.
For a free legal consultation with a brain injury lawyer serving Anderson, call 864-740-8653
Proving a Brain Injury Can Be Difficult
When you break a bone, suffer a bruise, or have severe burns, the nature of the injury is straightforward and difficult to dispute. However, because of the intangible nature of a brain injury, it can be harder to identify and diagnose.
In general, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) typically happens when there is a strong impact or jolt to the head or body, according to Mayo Clinic. If you are suffering any of the following symptoms, you may be suffering from a brain injury:
- Difficulty maintaining balance
- Problems speaking
- Sleeping too much or too little
- Feeling drowsy or fatigued
- Feeling nauseous
- Confusion or disorientation
- Vision or hearing issues
- Depression or anxiety
- Difficulty with memory
- Difficulty concentrating
If any of these symptoms match what you are feeling, you should see a medical professional as soon as possible. Seeing a doctor will not only make sure that you receive the care you may need—it can also help build a record of your injuries for the purpose of bringing a personal injury claim.
If you end up pursuing compensation, you may need to work with a few different expert witnesses to help the jury understand the extent of your damages and how they were related to the accident. An Anderson brain injury lawyer from Hammack Law Firm can find experts to support your claim when we represent you.
To learn more about working with Hammack Law Firm, you can call us today at (864) 326-3333. A member of our personal injury team is standing by to answer your questions during your free, no-obligation case review.
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Establishing Negligence in a Brain Injury Case
If your brain injury arose because of a car accident or some other personal injury incident, you can bring a claim for negligence to recover compensation for your damages.
In order to win your case, you may need to prove the following four elements of liability:
Duty of Care
You must first show that the party who caused the accident owed you a duty to act with reasonable care.
Breach of Duty
Next, you must show that the party who caused your accident failed to live up to their duty of care.
There must be a causal link between the other party’s failure to act with the right duty of care and the injuries you experienced. If some other factor was the main cause of your injuries, then the other party may not be required to compensate you. This is one of the most important aspects of your claim.
The last element of negligence involves proving the damages that you suffered as a result of the accident, as well as the value of those damages. Hammack Law Firm can help you collect evidence of the responsible party’s liability.
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Potentially Recoverable Damages in a Brain Injury Case
There are multiple types of damages you may be able to claim after a personal injury incident.
One major damage type is your medical expenses. For example, an accident that causes a traumatic brain injury can lead to hospitalization, surgeries, physical therapy, and multiple follow-up appointments. You may be able to recover compensation for both your current and future accident-related medical expenses.
Other potentially recoverable damages in a brain injury case include:
- Lost wages
- Reduced earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
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Working With Hammack Law Firm on Your Case
Pursuing compensation for your damages in an insurance claim or lawsuit can be a daunting process. If you are feeling overwhelmed after suffering a traumatic brain injury, you are not alone.
An Anderson brain injury lawyer from Hammack Law Firm could take much of the guesswork and stress out of the legal process. Your lawyer can help you understand how the legal process works and what claims you may be able to assert. The lawyer can also make sure that you bring a claim against everyone who may owe you compensation. It’s important not to leave any potential defendants out of your claim.
Your lawyer can also manage the day-to-day tasks of your claim, such as making phone calls, answering emails, and filing crucial documents with the court. Our team will take all necessary legal steps in your case, including going to trial.
There Is No Telling How Long Brain Injury Symptoms May Last
It’s every victim’s hope that their brain injury will improve sooner than later. However, this isn’t always the case. The brain’s fragile makeup means that symptoms may linger, or even cause long-term changes in:
- Your emotional wellbeing
- Your psychological state
- Your personality
- Your memory
- Other features of your health connected to brain health
Our team will project the possible long-term impact of your brain injury and request damages accordingly. Any settlement or judgment that we secure will reflect the possibility of long-term medical care, counseling, and resources.
Call Hammack Law Firm Today
Hammack Law Firm offers a warm, supportive, and helpful environment for injury victims, making sure that they get a big-firm experience with a small-firm feel. We treat our clients like friends and family members. An Anderson brain injury lawyer from our firm can represent you on a contingency-fee basis with no upfront payments required.
To learn more in a free consultation with a member of our team, call Hammack Law Firm today at (864) 326-3333. We also encourage prospective clients to review our Google reviews and client testimonials online.