Dealing with the Aftermath of Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a heartbreaking experience for the individual, family and friends. This type of serious injury can sometimes be permanent, and a lifetime of care for a patient with severe TBI typically costs millions of dollars. When someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing caused your loved one’s injury, get legal help as soon as possible. Our Nashville injury lawyers at the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm have successfully dealt with brain injury cases for many years.
What is a traumatic brain injury or head injury?
A head injury refers to any injury to the head ― the scalp, skull or brain. A broken skull is a head injury, but not necessarily a traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury is brain damage caused by a blow that penetrates the skull. A TBI can also be an impact containing enough force that, even though the skull is not penetrated, brain tissue tears, bruises or suffers other injury. Internal bleeding can build up pressure and result in brain cell death.
According to the Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC), the number one cause of traumatic brain injury is falls. The number two cause is motor vehicle accidents, followed by impact events (colliding with moving or stationary objects) and, lastly, assaults.
People’s irresponsible or negligent actions can cause accidents that result in brain injury. For example, a store that allows floor spills to go unattended for long periods can cause someone to slip and fall. A drunk driver can crash into your car. Or an apartment building that lacks security measures may be held liable for its negligence of failing to protect against criminal assaults.
Standing up to insurance companies
When someone else is at fault for a serious head injury, you have legal recourse. An experienced Nashville catastrophic injury attorney can gather evidence and hold responsible parties accountable. Recovering compensation in catastrophic injury cases generally requires standing up to insurance companies. However, most insurance companies employ strategies to negotiate settlements that pay as little as possible, delay claims or deny them altogether. That is why you need an experienced, knowledgeable and skilled Tennessee injury lawyer to fight for you.
Rocky gets results
Call Rocky at 615-246-5549 or contact the firm online to schedule a free initial consultation. From our offices on world famous Music Row in Nashville, the Rocky McElhaney Law Firm represents clients throughout the state of Tennessee, including Knoxville, Memphis, Hendersonville, Columbia, Murfreesboro, Chattanooga and Kingsport.