A vehicle accident, a construction accident, or another kind of personal injury accident can cause a traumatic brain injury. This can be devastating for a person and their family, especially if it leads to loss of life. Legal and financial support can help everyone through a difficult period in their lives.
You and your family may be going through a difficult period if someone in the family suffered a traumatic brain injury. If so, our firm can provide the support you’re looking for. During a free consultation, we’ll tell you speak with an Altoona traumatic brain injury lawyer from our firm.
We Can Help With Any of These Altoona Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can occur in many different kinds of accidents. Since our personal injury firm handles cases involving most kinds of accidents, we can help if your case involves any of the following:
- A vehicle accident, such as a car, truck, bus, or motorcycle accident
- A construction accident, such as one involving workers’ compensation
- A premises liability incident, such as a slip and fall accident
- An incident requiring Social Security Disability services
- A pedestrian accident
- A bicycle accident
- A product liability incident
- Nursing home abuse
A Traumatic Brain Injury Leading to Loss of Life
You may have lost a loved one due to a traumatic brain injury. If this is the case, we’re very sorry for your loss. We can understand what you must be going through right now.
Our firm handles wrongful death cases, we can answer any questions that you have.
For a free legal consultation with a traumatic brain injury lawyer serving Altoona, call 412-661-1400
Who Is Responsible for a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Depending on the kind of accident, one or more particular parties could be responsible for an injury, like a TBI. For example, if a pedestrian is hit by a vehicle, the driver may be responsible, but the local government may also be responsible if road workers left debris in the middle of a road.
If your case, one or more of the following parties may be responsible for your or your loved one’s injury:
- A motorist, commercial truck driver, bus driver, or another vehicle operator
- A construction company
- A homeowner or landlord
- A consumer product designer, manufacturer, or marketer
- A caregiver
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How to Hold a Responsible Party to Account
You can file an insurance claim or a lawsuit against the responsible party in your case. However, holding them to account isn’t necessarily that simple.
Each of the parties we listed above has a responsibility to avoid harming people. For example, a motorist has to drive safely in order to prevent an accident that could injure another motorist. This responsibility is called a duty of care. In order to hold a party accountable and prove their liability, you must establish the party had a duty of care, the party breached this duty, and the other criteria of liability.
Proving liability requires showing evidence of liability and proving each piece of criteria to an insurance company, a judge, or a jury. Sometimes, presenting corroborating evidence, like witness testimony, is necessary. In many cases, suing the other party and taking them to court is necessary. A lawyer from our firm can evaluate how best to manage your claim.
What Damages Can You Claim in an Altoona Traumatic Brain Injury Case?
Since your or your loved one’s accident, you and your family may be struggling in many ways. You may be in physical pain and financial trouble, for example. If your family lost a loved one due to their injury, the damages may be especially serious.
One of our firm’s Altoona traumatic brain injury lawyers can help you list your damages and then pursue them through a personal injury claim or wrongful death /survival action lawsuit. In your list of damages, there may be:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical expenses, including any expenses for therapies and other rehabilitation
- Expenses for any necessary assistive equipment or accommodative home renovations
- Wages you haven’t been able to earn due to your injury preventing you from working
- Bills for your damaged or destroyed property
- Mental anguish due to losing a loved one
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of your loved one’s financial contributions
- Punitive damages, if your case involves gross negligence
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What Is an Altoona Traumatic Brain Injury Case Worth?
The value of a case depends on several factors, such as the severity of the victim’s damages. A claimant may not know the true value of their case until their doctor and a lawyer from our firm evaluate their damages for them.
Many of your damages may be intangible and difficult to valuate, such as your pain and suffering. Such damages can be valuated by an Altoona traumatic brain injury attorney from our firm. This service may be vital since it may help prevent the insurance company or even a judge from devaluing your damages, which would reduce your compensation.
Our firm can also review your application for Social Security Disability benefits (Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income) should the accident have left you disabled and unable to work.
What Is the Deadline to File an Altoona Brain Injury Lawsuit?
The filing deadline for a personal injury lawsuit in Pennsylvania is 2 years from the date of an incident, per Pa. C.S.A. § 5524. The filing deadline for a wrongful death lawsuit in the state is 2 years from the date of the loss of life. A survival action’s statute of limitations is two years from the date of your loved ones accident.
One of our firm’s attorneys can help you meet the deadline for these suits. It’s common to sue in TBI cases, so your attorney will help you consider this legal option.
About Our Altoona Brain Injury Lawyers and Law Firm
Our personal injury firm has many decades of experience with cases involving accidents, including even the most serious accidents. Our experience tells us when it’s best to sue another party, and our experience also lets us handle difficult insurers and opposing attorneys in or out of court.
Our personal injury attorneys are committed to each individual client. You can expect a high level of commitment from your traumatic brain injury attorney in Altoona, PA. Your attorney will fight hard for the compensation you deserve even if it means taking your case into the courtroom.
Contact Us for Your Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer in Altoona, PA
If you believe you or a loved one should have legal and financial support, contact us at Berger and Green. We will help you hold the responsible party in your case liable for your damages. If it will help you recover your due damages, we won’t hesitate to sue the other party and take your case to court.
Contact us today for a free consultation. If you decide to hire one of our attorneys, your attorney can work for you at no charge unless they recover compensation for you.