Since the brain is protected by only a thin layer of bone and fluid, it doesn’t take much force for someone to suffer a brain injury. You don’t even need to hit your head on anything. In fact, the sudden deceleration associated with many car accidents is one of the most common causes of brain injury in the United States today. According to The Tennessee Health Department, around 7,000 people suffer traumatic brain injuries (also known as TBIs) in Tennessee each year.
The symptoms caused by brain injury can be serious and wide-ranging. Patients may experience seemingly unrelated complications and permanent disabilities. They and their families may have to drastically change their lives, and adjusting can be difficult.
These are just some of the many reasons you should talk to a lawyer before speaking with an insurance company or agreeing to a quick settlement after a TBI.
Since 1970, the attorneys at Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi, PLC have been helping individuals and families obtain compensation for the tremendous costs and other losses associated with TBI. To put our experience and resources to work for you, all you need to do is call our traumatic brain injury lawyers in Memphis.
As we mentioned, car accidents can lead to TBI even when there is no direct contact with the head. However, a large percentage of TBIs do involve the head colliding with another object. Falls are among the top causes of this injury, as are accidents that result in a victim being struck by an object or propelled into one.
No matter the type of accident that leads to a brain injury, a victim may be able to bring a lawsuit against a negligent person or party that caused it. We have experience serving clients who have been injured by:
Brain injuries can happen in a split second but will affect victims for the rest of their lives. If you or a loved one has suffered in this way, help is available.
The changes caused by brain injuries may be subtle and unexpected, or they may be pronounced and easy to diagnose. Depending on the severity of a brain injury, the victim may not even enter a coma. Concussions, the most common and mild type of TBI, may only result in a brief blackout the victim doesn’t notice. However, the full effects of a traumatic brain injury can take time to reveal themselves. In many cases, close friends and family members may not notice subtle personality changes, memory loss, and other effects until weeks or months have passed.
Moderate and severe brain injuries are likely to cause lasting disabilities that can affect a range of skills including:
Though rehabilitation can often help brain injury patients regain some of their lost abilities, full recovery is very rare. Many patients will have to learn how to use assistive devices and/or receive daily care to ensure all their needs are met.
Our team is here to help if you or a loved one has suffered a TBI in an accident. Treatment for these injuries can be intense and costly—and we want to make sure you can afford it without having to worry.
Our attorneys can take the time needed to understand who your loved one is as a person, what their life was like before the accident, and what it is like now. We will also work with medical specialists, life care planners, and other experts to ensure we seek appropriate compensation on your behalf.
Whether you come to see us in Memphis or we travel to meet with you in your home or at the hospital, the consultation is free—no strings attached. Our phones are answered 24 hours a day, and we have a second office in Olive Branch, MS so we can help even more injury victims.
We handle brain injury claims on a contingency basis. Our TBI lawyers do not charge any legal fees until we obtain a settlement or verdict in your favor. If you want to discuss whether you may have a traumatic brain injury case, please reach out.
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