Types And Causes of Negligent Injuries
Wrongful accidents, injuries, and death occur in a wide variety of ways. These injuries happen because another person or persons are negligent in their actions and deeds and negatively affect your life. One such injury we see too much of, caused by a negligent person, is a complex brain injury of the victim. It does not have to be one negligent person but can be more than one person, a corporation, a business, a city, or even a state who caused your negligent injuries.
If you suffered a brain injury in Oregon due to a negligent person, this complex case must be represented by an experienced accident, injury, death attorney in Eugene, Oregon, and surrounding areas. Even though brain injury cases are complex, our team of professionals sees a 98 percent win for compensation paid to the victims of negligent actions by others. The burden of proof is all yours. Do not worry, as your team of attorneys, with your help, knows how to prove that the other party was negligent in their actions. You must prove that the person you believe caused your brain injury is truly at fault.
Please refer any calls you receive from the guilty party, a business, corporation, their lawyers, and any insurance agents investigating your case to speak with your attorney. If any insurance company calls you and presents a settlement payment, refer them to your attorney and never accept any dollar amount of compensation. This settlement amount might seem excellent and appropriate. However, it usually will not cover all the costs associated with your injury.
Never make the mistake that perhaps you do not need an attorney by your side in a negligent action case, and you can fight this battle without representation because you cannot win your compensation claim. You can bet that the negligent person or company has experienced attorneys fighting against any compensation or settlement paid to you. If you are fortunate to win a settlement or accept payment out of court, it may not be enough to cover all your costs due to your injuries.
If a loved one dies, then the deceased’s family needs to contact us right away to take up this battle to pay for the costs incurred by the negligent actions of others. No family should carry this burden of expenses.
No matter how insignificant you believe your injury is, please seek medical attention. While you may present no side effects at the time of your injury, side effects can become apparent weeks or months after your accident. Brain injuries can be short-term or for the rest of your life.
Types of Brain Injuries
While there are different types of brain injuries, there are two primary injuries, closed head injuries and penetrating injuries. A more extensive list of ways a brain injury happens is seen in the following. Doctors classify a brain injury as primary or secondary.
- Anoxic brain injury
- Penetrating brain injury
Some Injuries Causing A Brain Injury
- Slip and fall
- Vehicle accidents
- Hit to the head during an altercation
- Domestic violence
Levels of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Always seek medical attention for any level of brain injury, no matter how insignificant.
- Mild brain injury
- Moderate injury
- Severe brain injury
A Few Symptoms of A Traumatic Brain Injury
- Change in cognition
- Change in your personality and mental status
- Memory problems
- Unstable emotional status
- Speech impairments
- Sensory impairments
- Psychological disorders
- Chronic pain issues
How Will Your Attorney Prove Negligence?
We discovered long ago that no two types of brain injury are the same. We know that brain injuries generally require an element of specialized care and rehabilitation services. These services cost money, and your insurance will not pay the entire cost, nor will the insurance company pay you for the rest of your life unless you have an experienced attorney fighting for your victim’s rights. We can help you get the medical attention you need while pursuing your fair and just compensation rights.
Some brain injury settlement cases are settled out of court. However, it is up to your attorney to determine if the settlement is enough for you. You and your attorney must prove negligence and, if you cannot, you will not receive compensation for the cost of your injuries. The judicial legal system does recognize that sometimes accidents do occur.
Each side has a story to tell. However, you must prove your story and what the average citizen would do in your situation. You must prove your story in court.
- Your injuries were due to something the defendant did or did not do to cause your injuries.
- How many people were involved in causing your injuries?
- Did you assume a risk of harm when you received your injuries? In these cases, it isn’t easy to obtain a settlement.
- We must prove that your injuries occurred due to the negligence of another entity.
- The person causing your injuries breached their legal duty of keeping you safe.
- Gross negligence is present that goes beyond a lower level of just carelessness.
- You indeed did suffer a brain injury, and if it were not for the defendant’s actions or lack of action, you would not have been injured.
- The defendant did or did not do what they are accused of doing.
- You must prove that what happened to you caused your injuries.
- You must prove that you had no contributing factors that caused your injuries.
- You must prove that the defendant’s actions differed from what the average citizen would do, which caused you harm.
- Your attorney must prove that the defendant fell short of their responsibility to keep others safe.
To help prove all the above, the evidence you gather is vital to your case, such as but not limited to pictures, the testimony of eyewitnesses of your accident and injuries, video evidence, all documentation related to your accident from eyewitnesses, medical professionals, law authorities, employment records, and more.
Proving negligence is difficult, and searching for the right seasoned attorney in or surrounding areas of Oregon can be challenging. You want to meet with a legal team of professionals to show you their winning track record of compensation cases. This attorney knows the state laws in Oregon and can help you recoup some or all of your injury costs if you can prove you are a victim of the actions of a negligent person (s). Never allow a negligent person to walk away without paying for their negligent acts.
Your first call to us is a free, no-obligation consultation. We want to hear your story, and then we can tell you if you have a winning case against a negligent person (s).