Those who suffer brain injuries face continued medical treatment and might face related complications throughout the rest of their life. Depending on the part of the brain where damage occurs, recovery can include multiple types of therapy to regain lost speech, cognitive functions, and the loss of other functions. When brain injuries are severe, victims often cannot work. Lost income and mounting medical expenses can burden families with debt and financial stress. If you or one you love has suffered a brain injury because of another party’s negligence, you deserve compensation for your injuries.
If you are seeking legal representation after a brain injury, contact the skilled Milwaukee brain injury lawyers at Groth Law Firm at (414) 240-0707 for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case, and learn how we can assist you during this difficult time.
Groth Law Firm’s Results in Personal Injury Cases
The award-winning legal team at Groth Law Firm has ample experience in the negotiation, settlement, and litigation of a wide variety of personal injury cases, including those involving brain injuries. The firm’s continued dedication to advocacy for the injured and client service has resulted in the recovery of millions of dollars in settlement money and court-awarded damages for their clients. We cannot guarantee specific results for your brain injury case, but our experienced brain injury attorneys will seek the maximum payout for your case to hold liable parties responsible.
Brain Injuries Have Several Causes
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate almost 300,000 hospitalizations each year and more than 50,000 deaths due to traumatic brain injuries. Leading causes of brain injuries vary among age groups, but older adults over age 75 are especially vulnerable to falls. The following are the most frequently cited causes for brain injuries in Wisconsin, and throughout the United States:
- Unintentional falls cause 80 percent of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in older adults, and can be dangerous for young children, too.
- Traffic accidents including car crashes, truck accidents, motorcycle accident, pedestrian accidents, and bicycle crashes, can all lead to severe traumatic brain injuries. Even if a person’s head doesn’t make direct contact with another object, the impact of a crash can cause a jolt to the head which might result in a brain injury.
- Defective products might cause accidents or explosions which lead to a traumatic brain injury.
- Sports, especially full-contact sports, like boxing, martial arts, and football, can cause mild to moderate concussions, and sometimes severe brain injuries. A growing body of evidence, however, is implicating soccer in causing serious brain injuries, mainly from heading the ball.
- Intentional harm, including abuse and assault, might also lead to severe brain injury.
Brain Injuries Have Lifelong Consequences
When an accident occurs, victims must seek immediate medical care to protect against fatal consequences of a brain injury. Yet, even when an injured person receives medical treatment, he or she might still face lifelong complications as a result of a brain injury.
Babies and young children face a special risk. First, the brain is still developing in children, so the slightest bump on the head can lead to severe developmental issues. Also, babies and toddlers cannot verbalize their pain and difficulties, so parents might not recognize a brain injury until they notice one or more long-term effects when their children are older.
Potential lifelong consequences of a severe brain injury include:
- Difficulty with cognitive functions like thinking, remembering, and learning
- Difficulty with vision and hearing, as well as the other senses
- Challenges with speech development and/or speaking
- Changes in personality with a common tendency towards aggression
- Permanent vegetative state (PVS) in severe brain injury cases
Seeking Compensation After a Brain Injury
The Milwaukee brain injury attorneys at Groth Law Firm evaluate many aspects of a personal injury claim to increase the chances of a client receiving maximum compensation for their brain injury. If you take legal action against a liable party(s), you might recover the following compensation for damages in a settlement or verdict in your favor:
- Medical expenses for ambulance rides, emergency department visits, hospital stays, surgeries, radiology, and medications
- Future medical costs for extended care and rehabilitative services, such as physical therapy, speech therapy, and occupational therapy
- Cost of assistive devices such as wheelchairs and canes, and specialized technology to aid with cognitive functions
- Lost wages for missing work due to injury, hospitalization, and recovery
- Lost earning capacity when a brain injury leads to permanent disability which prevents one from returning to their job
- Non-economic damages including pain and suffering, quality of life considerations, emotional distress, and impact on relations with a spouse, partner, and children
If you lost a child or other family member as a result of a brain injury, you might be eligible for compensation from a wrongful death suit, depending on your relationship to the deceased. Contact one of our Milwaukee brain injury attorneys to discuss the specifics about your case. In addition to some of the previously listed damages, you might recover expenses related to the funeral and burial of your loved one, as well as special non-economic costs for surviving family members.
Contact Our Milwaukee Brain Injury Attorneys Today
At Groth Law Firm, we understand the difficulties that come with a traumatic brain injury, and we are here to help you through this challenging time. We handle most personal injury cases on contingency, which means you don’t have to pay attorney fees up front. Instead, we will deduct attorney fees from any compensation we secure for you in the form of a settlement or verdict in your favor.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury because of another party’s reckless behavior, let Groth Law Firm focus on the details of your case, while you focus on recovery and rehabilitation. One of our empathetic Milwaukee personal injury lawyers can guide you through the lawsuit process, investigate the event which led to your injury, and fight for the best results for your case. Contact Groth Law Firm online, or at (414) 240-0707, to schedule a free consultation and learn how we might assist you after a brain injury.