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Indianapolis Brain Injury Lawyer

Indiana Brain Injury Lawyer

Someone in America suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every 15seconds, according to the Brain Injury Association of America. Brain injuries claim 50,000 lives each year and leave another 80,000 individuals permanently disabled. Over 230,000 people are hospitalized each year for traumatic brain injuries

As a member of the Indiana Brain Injury Association, we know it is extremely important to have your brain injury assessed by a medical professional who is skilled at evaluating brain injuries. Even if your doctor says your CAT scan or MRI looks good, you still may have disabilities related to your brain injury. Sometimes only psychological testing by a neuro-psychologist will reveal the full extent of your injury.

A traumatic brain injury is a type of closed head injury caused by a severe impact or jolt to the head. Leading causes of TBIs are motor vehicle crashes, including car accidentstruck accidents, and motorcycle accidents, falls, sports injuries, and violence. People who survive brain injuries can suffer from cognitive, behavioral, and emotional complications. Many require long term care planning. Let an experienced Indianapolis brain injury lawyer help you.

Anoxic brain injuries occur when the flow of oxygen to the brain is interrupted. Strokes, near-drowning incidents, and birth injuries are among the causes of anoxic brain injuries.

What Are The Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

The Mayo Clinic list two types of signs or symptoms depending on the severity of the traumatic brain injury:

Mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) signs and symptoms may include:

  • A short period of unconsciousness
  • Blurred vision, tinnitus (ringing in the ears), or a bad taste in the mouth
  • Cannot remember events immediately before and after the injury took place
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness or loss of balance
  • Headache
  • Memory problems
  • Moodiness
  • Problems focusing mentally

Moderate to severe traumatic brain injury signs and symptoms may include:

  • Agitation, confrontational
  • Continuous headache
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Coordination problems
  • One or both pupils of the eyes is/are dilated
  • Patient does not wake up from sleep
  • Persistent nausea and/or vomiting
  • Profound confusion
  • Slurred Speech
  • Weakness and numbness in hands, feet, arms, or legs

The effects of severe brain injuries can include significant cognitive impairment, paralysis, coma, and death. Even mild brain damage can cause major disruption in a person’s thinking, memory, and personality. In order to receive adequate compensation for your injuries it is important to contact an experience brain injury lawyer.

Birth injuries can include both traumatic and anoxic brain injuries. The infant may develop cerebral palsy (CP) or Erb palsy (commonly misspelled: Erb’s palsy) due to a brain injury sustained at birth. These birth injuries require a lifetime of care.

How an Indianapolis Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help after a Brain Injury

An Indianapolis brain injury lawyer can be crucial in getting you adequate compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys have more than 35 years of experience and track record of aggressive representation in negotiations and in trial. That experience, coupled with a network of investigative professionals and medical experts, enable us to achieve very favorable settlements and verdicts for our injured clients.

As your Indianapolis brain injury lawyer one of our attorneys will work to help you obtain an accurate diagnosis of your brain injury  and the medical and rehabilitative treatment you will need, both today and throughout your life.

Your Indianapolis brain injury lawyer will gather the evidence needed to demonstrate to the insurance company — or to a jury — the many ways in which your injury limits your life. These are two factors that will be considered when determining the amount of compensation you can receive.

As your Indianapolis brain injury lawyer the goal is to ensure that you receive full and fair compensation so you have the greatest opportunity possible to regain your independence and your life after an accident.

If a family member has suffered a serious brain injury or spinal cord injurycontact an Indianapolis brain injury lawyer at the law office of William W. Hurst. To schedule your free consultation call our law office at 800.636.0808. ¡Hablamos Español!

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Our Fees

It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Our Fees

It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Case Worth

As a victim, establishing damages, negotiating with the insurance company, or filing a lawsuit can be daunting and next to impossible without the assistance of an experienced lawyer. As a result, if you have been hurt in an accident, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled under Indiana law.

Why Hire?

Choosing an attorney that has experience dealing with personal injury law is important to protect your legal rights. If you are trying to recover damages from a business or other type of organization, you can bet that they are going to have a legal team on their side.

Medical Bills

If you were injured by an accident you may be struggling to determine who is responsible for paying your medical bills and holding them accountable. Speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer at The Law Office of William W. Hurst and learn if we may be able to help.

Recovery

After you have been injured, you are entitled to compensation. The type and amount of compensation depends on the injury, bills, the cause of the injury, negligence/bad faith of the defendant, etc. The attorney you retain can also heavy influence your recovery through knowledge, experience, and dedication. Legal terms and phrases can be confusing even after you retain an attorney. If you have been injured, you may wonder how much your case is worth or what your “damages” are. The worse the injuries, the higher the value of the case and the greater need for an experienced attorney