If you suffered a brain injury to the negligence or recklessness of another party, you may be eligible for financial compensation via a personal injury lawsuit. Traumatic brain injuries and the resulting complications are a major concern for victims not only due to the immediate danger of death, but also for the lasting effects often associated with the injury. Brain injuries cause physical, emotional, and financial difficulties for everyone involved. These injuries are devastating not only to the victim, but to their whole family.
While recovery from a traumatic brain injury is often a long road, the emotional stress associated can be even more significant. Because brain injuries can take a long time to appear – and even more time to reach a conclusive diagnosis – you and your family have likely experienced a long period of stress. Nothing can be more frustrating than knowing or sensing that something is wrong but not quite having enough information to do anything about it. The time between the injury and diagnosis may have resulted in a period of financial burden for you and your family, and at that time, you may not have known that you had any options.
At CHASENBOSCOLO, we are passionate about helping accident victims recover financial compensation from the parties that harmed them. If you or a loved one has suffered from a traumatic brain injury, you can seek compensation from the party or parties responsible for the accident that caused your condition. Our team of legal professionals will quickly step in to handle all of the legal aspects of your case so that you are thoroughly and aggressively represented. This is the kind of legal strategy that most frequently results in a favorable outcome, so call the brain injury attorneys at CHASENBOSCOLO today for a complimentary consultation at (301) 220-0050.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
When you have suffered a brain injury, you need to give yourself time to rest, recover, and adjust to your new reality. Trying to tackle a complex legal claim, particularly when you have no legal experience, can add huge amounts of stress to your life, stress that you need to avoid. Brain injury claims require an understanding of both the law and medicine. You will have to be able to interpret complex medical records, gather evidence from the accident scene, formulate strategic legal arguments, negotiate with insurance companies, and prepare your case for possible litigation. Instead of trying to handle all of these difficult tasks while also recovering from a serious injury, hire a lawyer.
An experienced brain injury attorney knows the steps you need to take to optimize your claim from the very beginning. From choosing the right parties to contact to dealing with insurance companies, the attorneys at CHASENBOSCOLO can take all of the guesswork out of a legal claim for you while giving your case the best chance for success.
When you allow a legal professional to handle all aspects of your case, you will have practical experience and knowledge on your side. You will be able to rest assured that all elements of your case will be thoroughly researched, well-presented, and filed on time. Do not let yourself become a victim a second time. Enlist the help of a brain injury attorney to handle your case so that you have the best chance for a positive outcome.
Why Choose CHASENBOSCOLO?
CHASENBOSCOLO provides superior litigation for accident claims across Maryland. When you come to us for your brain injury case, you will receive the highest level of service. For more than 30 years, we have worked hard to put our client’s interests first and maintain a standard of excellence. We believe the client should always have a trusting relationship with their attorney. When you come to CHASENBOSCOLO, you will be treated like family. When you’re dealing with an injury as devastating as a brain injury, this compassion is invaluable.
Our Maryland brain injury attorneys are professional and detail-oriented. We prepare every case as if it will go to trial, which has two major benefits. Firstly, it means that when we do end up litigating cases in court, we end up winning excellent results, as evidenced by our track record of excellence. Secondly, this track record shows insurance companies that we are serious, allowing us to obtain better settlements without having to go to trial at all.
At CHASENBOSCOLO, we offer the No Fee Guarantee, which means that our clients never pay attorney’s fees unless they receive compensation for their claim. When you pair this with our high success rate, you have a winning formula that offers the best representation in Maryland at no risk to you. We take pride in our abilities to help injured victims get what they need to recover, and we will do the same for you.
Brain Injury Cases We Handle
There are many different types of brain injuries which can range in severity. Brain injuries can be caused in a wide variety of ways. At CHASENBOSCOLO, many of the brain injury cases that we handle include those resulting from:
- Automobile accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Truck accidents
- Falls from heights
- Nursing home abuse
- Slip and fall accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Product liability accidents
- Injuries that occur during violent crimes
- Shaken baby syndrome
If you have experienced a head injury due to any of these types of accidents, seek medical treatment immediately. Even if you are not initially diagnosed with a brain injury, be sure to keep an eye out for symptoms that could point to a more serious condition.
While some brain injuries are quickly diagnosed, other brain injuries may not appear immediately. When traumatic brain injuries quietly emerge, it is essential that you pay attention to all areas that could potentially point to something more serious. Symptoms of moderate or severe traumatic brain injuries include:
- headaches that do not improve or worsen with time
- speech problems
- numbness or tingling in limbs
- dilated eyes
These symptoms can slowly emerge and escalate quickly or worsen over a longer period of time. If you suspect that any of your symptoms were caused by a head injury, seek medical treatment immediately.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you’re considering filing a brain injury claim, you may be overwhelmed by the legal process. To help, we have provided the answers to some frequently asked questions below. For answers to any specific questions about your case, do not hesitate to contact us at (301) 220-0050.
What compensation can I recover?
The amount and type of compensation you will be able to recover will vary depending on the specifics of your case. In general, you should be able to recover both economic and non-economic damages, including:
- Medical expenses, including ambulance rides, emergency room visits, doctor appointments, surgeries, medications, and medical devices.
- Lost wages, if you are unable to go to work while you are recovering from your injury.
- Lost earning potential, if your brain injury will prevent you from returning to work at the same pay as prior to your accident.
- Home assistance, such as modifications to your home or hiring a caretaker if needed.
- Pain and suffering, such as loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, and mental anguish.
Furthermore, if your loved one passes away as a result of a brain injury, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party. Through this claim, you will be able to recover compensation including medical expenses, funeral costs, loss of financial support, loss of emotional support, and more.
How long do I have to file a claim?
In Maryland, as in all states, there is a time limit within which you must file your claim. The exact amount of time will vary depending on the cause of your injuries, but in general, you have 3 years from the date of the accident to file a claim. While this may seem like a long time, it is essential that you contact a lawyer and get started on your claim as soon as possible. The longer you wait, the more likely it is for crucial evidence to disappear, damaging your claim.
How can I help my claim?
There are a few steps you can take to try to help ensure your claim is as successful as possible. If possible, try to gather evidence at the accident scene. This can include taking photos, collecting witness contact information, and calling the police to make an official accident report. Be sure to seek medical attention as soon as possible, because the longer you wait, the easier it is for the opposition to claim your injuries were from another cause. Similarly, keep up with your treatment plan and never skip a doctor’s appointment – doing so can suggest that your injuries are not as serious as you claim. Lastly, do not speak to insurance agents until you have sought legal representation.
Call CHASENBOSCOLO Today
If you or a loved one are facing challenges associated with a traumatic brain injury, we understand what you are going through. At CHASENBOSCOLO, we have successfully assisted many clients in traumatic brain injury claims, and we are available to put our experience to work for you. Our Maryland attorneys can help you get the compensation you deserve. Please call CHASENBOSCOLO for a free consultation about your case today at (301) 220-0050.