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Traumatic brain injuries change the lives of victims and their families forever in Milwaukee, WI. These injuries can have devastating effects, potentially resulting in coma, stroke, and other long-term complications. They can also alter the victim’s personality and result in the loss of cognitive function, making doing routine tasks, remembering, or learning difficult.

If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury because of someone else’s negligence in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, you may be eligible for financial compensation. This can help pay for ongoing medical care and other needs. A Milwaukee brain injury lawyer from Trial Lawyers of Wisconsin can review your claim during a free case review. Contact us today or call (414) 299 6378 to learn more about how our Milwaukee brain injury attorneys can help.

How Trial Lawyers of Wisconsin Can Help if You Suffer a Brain Injury in Milwaukee

How Trial Lawyers of Wisconsin Can Help if You Suffer a Brain Injury in Milwaukee

Brain injuries can cause long-lasting or even permanent consequences to victims and their families. Lifelong care can be expensive, and insurance companies will often try to fight brain injury cases so they are not on the hook for paying for these expenses. For this reason, you need an experienced Milwaukee brain injury attorney who is not afraid to go up against powerful defendants and take your case to trial to demand full compensation for your head injuries. 

Trial Lawyers of Wisconsin was founded in 1990. 

Our Milwaukee personal injury attorneys have decades of legal experience and are widely recognized as a premier legal team, garnering such recognitions as:

  • Super Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 and Top 40 Under 40
  • Members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Top 25 Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers

When you hire our law firm to represent you in your brain injury case, you will have a dedicated team that can:

  • Investigate your accident and determine who is liable for your injuries
  • Ensure you receive quality medical care and obtain the medical evidence necessary to support your case
  • Consult with medical and economic experts about your case
  • Document how your head injury has affected your life
  • Manage your insurance claims 
  • Handle communication on your behalf 
  • Fight for a full and fair recovery for your claim

Whether we ultimately resolve your case through an insurance settlement or try a personal injury lawsuit, you can rest assured that we will fight tirelessly to pursue the justice and compensation you deserve. Our firm has recovered over $100 million in life-changing compensation for clients. Let us fight for you, too. Call us for a free consultation to learn more about how our dedicated team in Milwaukee, WI, can help you.

What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden or violent blow damages the brain. Penetrating objects and external blows to the head can cause serious brain injuries. 

TBIs are classified as mild, moderate, or severe. Mild traumatic brain injuries affect brain cells temporarily, while severe TBIs can result in long-term complications or death. Johns Hopkins University says that TBIs are a leading cause of disabilities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) explains that TBIs disrupt normal brain function, causing problems with thinking, moving, behavior, and feeling.

How Common Are Traumatic Brain Injuries?

The CDC reports that TBIs account for approximately 2.5 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths per year. 283,630 of the individuals treated for TBI in emergency rooms were hospitalized, while 52,844 died. 

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries are often caused by:

  • Traffic accidents – Car accidents and truck accidents are leading causes of TBIs. These injuries can occur when someone hits their head on a hard surface during an accident. In some cases, the brain doesn’t even need to make contact with an external hard object because it crashes into the inside of the skull because of the force of the crash. 
  • Pedestrian accidents – Pedestrians hit by cars can suffer severe injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, because they do not have any protection against them.
  • Falls – People can fall and bump their heads when walking on an uneven sidewalk, using a ladder, or getting out of the tub.
  • Assaults – Some TBIs are due to violent assaults, stab wounds, or bullet wounds.
  • Explosions – Military personnel often suffer TBIs because of sudden blasts or explosions. 
  • Defective products – Defective products may explode or cause accidents that lead to these injuries. 
  • Sports injuries – Full-contact sports like football, boxing, and hockey have been linked to TBIs.

Our brain injury lawyers can review your claim and determine who is legally responsible for your injury. 

Who Is Legally Responsible for Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Various liable parties may be responsible for traumatic brain injuries, including the following:

  • Drivers – Negligent car, truck, or motorcycle drivers may cause TBIs. These drivers can be held accountable for the harm they cause through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. 
  • Property owners – Property owners are responsible for maintaining their premises so they do not cause injury to visitors. They can be held liable when visitors slip and fall or are otherwise injured on their property due to dangerous conditions.
  • Product manufacturers – Product manufacturers have a legal duty to ensure that the products they release on the open market are reasonably safe to use. They can be held accountable for injuries caused by their products.
  • Employers – Employers are responsible for the negligence of their employees. 

Through a thorough investigation, our personal injury attorneys can determine who is responsible for your injuries. 

Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury

More severe forms of traumatic brain injury may involve loss of consciousness, coma, or seizures. However, even when a person has a mild TBI, they should seek medical care immediately to minimize the potential harm.

According to the Mayo Clinic, symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Speech problems
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Changes in the ability to smell
  • A reported bad taste in the mouth 
  • A feeling of being dazed or confused
  • Problems remembering or concentrating
  • Mood swings or difficulty regulating emotions
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than usual

Many children develop TBIs each year, but they may not always be able to communicate what they are feeling. Monitor children who have suffered a blow to the head for any changes in their routine patterns or behaviors. 

Diagnosing and Treating a Traumatic Brain Injury

Medical professionals often use a combination of techniques to diagnose patients they suspect of having a TBI, such as a physical exam, imaging tests like CT scans and MRIs, and an intracranial pressure monitor. 

Healthcare professionals create a treatment plan based on the injury’s severity and the victim’s response to treatment. Treatment may include careful monitoring, medication, and surgery to repair any damage.

Rehabilitation may be long and multi-faceted, potentially involving mental health treatment, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and physical therapy.

What Is My Brain Injury Case Worth? 

Each brain injury case is different, but the following factors often impact what a case is worth: 

  • The severity of your brain injury 
  • What caused your injury
  • Whether you were also at fault 
  • The strength of the evidence
  • The medical treatment you require 
  • Insurance policy limits 
  • Time missed from work 
  • How your brain injury impacts your quality of life 

A skilled personal injury attorney can evaluate your case to determine what it’s worth and ensure you don’t settle for less. 

Can I Still Recover Compensation if I’m Being Blamed for Causing My Brain Injury? 

Wisconsin is a modified comparative negligence state. You can still recover compensation for your injuries if you are less than 51% at fault. However, your damages will be reduced in proportion to your share of the fault. 

What Compensation is Available In Traumatic Brain Injury Claims?

TBI victims may have a right to recover considerable compensation after someone else’s negligence harms them. Damages acknowledge the significant impact the TBI can have on the victim’s life. 

Common forms of economic and non-economic damages our Milwaukee brain injury lawyers fight for include:

  • Medical expenses 
  • Long-term care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Specialized technology to aid with cognitive function 
  • Lost income
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Reduced quality of life

An experienced personal injury attorney can help you pursue all available damages. 

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit After a Brain Injury? 

In Wisconsin, you have three years to bring a personal injury lawsuit after suffering a brain injury. If you don’t bring your claim before the statute of limitations expires, you can be barred from recovering damages in court. 

Contact Our Milwaukee Brain Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation

If you or a loved one suffered a blow to the head due to someone else’s negligence, contact an experienced Milwaukee brain injury lawyer from Trial Lawyers of Wisconsin. We can discuss your legal rights and options during a free consultation. Call our Milwaukee, WI, law office today to learn more.

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