Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Our lawyers can help if you sustained a head injury in a car accident
Among the most serious types of car accident injuries we deal with at our law firm are injuries to the head. If you or a family member sustained a serious head injury in a car accident caused by another driver, you may be eligible for financial compensation for all your accident-related expenses. Getting this money will likely not be easy. That’s why you need our law firm fighting for you.
Our talented team of trial lawyers at Glaser & Ebbs in Fort Wayne has more 100 years of combined legal experience in Indiana. As a result, we know how to thoroughly investigate car accidents involving traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and other head injuries. These types of cases can often be very complicated. Because there’s often a lot of money at stake, insurance companies often do everything they can to deny such claims. They don’t intimidate us. We know how to take them on and can demand the money you deserve. You can count on us.
What is a traumatic brain injury (TBI)?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a medical term used to describe a wide range of head injuries. In general, a TBI refers to any type of head injury in which the brain has sustained physical trauma. Some of the most common types of TBIs include:
- Concussion, which is also sometimes referred to as a mild TBI. A concussion generally involves bruising to the brain. Concussions can range from mild to severe concussions.
- Brain hematoma, which is a blood clot in the brain. The two most common types of hematomas involving the brain are:
- Epidural hematoma (blood clot outside the brain and the dura under the skull)
- Subdural Hematoma (blood clot between the brain and the dura)
- Brain hemorrhage, which is internal bleeding in the brain.
- Skull fractures, which involve broken bones in the head.
- Contusion or coup-contrecoup, medical term for a bruise to the brain tissue.
- Diffuse axonal injury (DAI), medical term for an injury to the brain often caused by rotating forces or the brain violently not moving, something that often occurs in a serious car accident.
Whatever type of head injury you or a loved one sustained in a car accident, make sure you take your injury seriously right from the start. Seek immediate medical attention. Then, contact a lawyer right away to learn more about your legal rights.
How do I know if I have a head injury?
There are many different warning signs that you might have a serious head injury due to a car accident. Such symptoms often include:
- Blurred vision
- Memory lapses
- Trouble concentrating
If something doesn’t seem right, go to a doctor or emergency room right away. You could have a life-threatening head injury. Ask the doctor to run different tests to determine if you have a TBI, including conducting an MRI or CT brain scan.
How can a lawyer help me?
You might think you don’t need an attorney if you have a brain injury due to a car accident caused by another driver, but these cases often turn out to be very complicated. Sometimes, it’s because the at-fault driver denies doing anything wrong. Other times, it’s the other driver’s insurance company that does everything they can to deny your injury claim, which could be worth thousands of dollars or significantly more.
You need an attorney aggressively investigating your accident and demanding the money you deserve. Your lawyer can help do this and many other things, including:
- Deal directly with the at-fault driver’s insurance company on your behalf.
- Negotiate a better settlement offer if possible.
- File a lawsuit on your behalf if necessary.
The stakes are high. Insurance companies know this. Your lawyer can help level the playing field and fight for your rights every step of the way.
Take back control. Contact our law firm. We can fight for you.
The clock is ticking after your car crash. Often, you only have two years from the date of your accident to file a lawsuit in Indiana. If you miss that deadline (known as the statute of limitations) you could miss out on your only opportunity to get the compensation you deserve.
Get the Indiana law firm that gets results. Contact us and schedule a free consultation with an attorney at our firm after your car accident. We have offices in Fort Wayne and other locations conveniently located throughout Indiana. We can also meet with you in your hospital room, your home or wherever’s convenient for you.