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A traumatic injury lawyer takes cases that involve brain damage, spinal cord injuries, and other life-long conditions. Auto accidents are disproportionately more likely to cause a traumatic brain injury than any other type of accident. Traumatic injury is also one of the worst reported injuries from this type of accident as well. However if it happened to you, your injury could affect you for the rest of your life, but you only have 2 years to file a lawsuit. In cases like this it’s important to remember that time is of the essence and you may need a settlement to help with medical bills in the future.
When you talk with a traumatic injury lawyer about your traumatic injury case it’s important you have been diagnosed by your doctor and have a documented accident case. This means that you have filed a police report and information, such as insurance info, from the other driver. Next you can choose to meet with a traumatic injury lawyer for a free consultation to go over your case’s odds of success and even determine a rough estimate of your expected settlement.
When a traumatic injury occurs you may have a greater sway on your insurance settlement. For instance, if you were 50% at fault for the accident you can expect a larger settlement for your severe injury over those with light or no injuries.
It is extremely important that you are discussing all aspects of your injury with your doctor. If your doctor expects that it may take you years to recover then you may have more medical bills in your future. This is what a traumatic injury lawyer will argue for you in your case. With their help you can get a settlement that’s right for you.
- Duty of Care: This means, legally, that the individual who caused the harm had a reasonable level of care to prevent harm to the injured party. This is normally in the case of a medical malpractice case where the negligence of a doctor caused the harm. It can also be a drivers duty to be undistracted and sober while driving.
- Breach of Duty: This is where we prove that the individual who caused the harm to an individual had a Duty of Care and acted negligently. An individual or entity may be considered negligent if they breach their duty of care. For example, if a driver knew that texting and driving could lead to an accident but chose to text and drive anyway.
- Causation: During the causation step after a traumatic injury we determine that the negligence of the other party was the cause of the injury.
- Damages: Finally our lawyers at Dyer, Garofalo, Mann, and Schultz work with our team of investigators and and medical professionals to determine the maximum compensation for your case.
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Someone who has suffered a permanent or life threatening injury is someone who has had a traumatic injury. They are most often caused by auto accidents, gunshots, or large falls. The most common area affected is generally the brain.
There are multiple levels assigned to traumatic injury. Level 1 trauma injury is the most severe type of traumatic injury you could receive. Your settlement could be affected by the severity, especially if there is a loss of use.
Multiple traumatic injury is when you have more than 1 area that has a traumatic injury. In lawsuits you can file each injury you received from the auto accident.