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Our Attorneys Fight Hard for Maximum Compensation for Brain Injury Victims 

We Know What It Takes to Win™ Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

For over 36 years, Montlick & Associates has fought for justice on behalf of clients who have been injured because of others’ negligence.  Our attorneys understand the immense amount of hardship associated with severe head and brain injuries, including costly medical care, permanent disability, and lost earning capacity, to name a few. We provide aggressive representation and fight hard on behalf of each client in order to get them the compensation they deserve.  Over the years, we have recovered billions of dollars on behalf of our clients.*

If you or a loved one sustained a severe head or brain injury in any type of accident caused by someone else’s negligence, call Montlick & Associates, Injury Attorneys, today for your free consultation. Contact us Nationwide,  24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333), or by simply dialing  #WIN (#946) from your cellphone. You may also visit us at Montlick.com and contact us through our Free Case Evaluation Form or Free 24-hour live chat.**

Head and Traumatic Brain Injuries

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1.5 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (“TBI”) each year.  Additionally, an estimated 5.3 Americans are currently living with a TBI-related disability.  Head injuries and TBIs are very serious and do not always have visible signs or symptoms.  Head injuries can involve only the exterior portion of the head (skull) or they can involve both the skull and the interior brain.  Conversely, some head injuries do not cause any damage to the exterior portion of the head, but still cause a brain injury.

Head injuries and TBIs range not only in severity but also in type.  Numerous injuries fall under the umbrella of head injury and TBI, and there are also multiple ways individuals can sustain TBIs.  The unfortunate reality of head injuries and TBIs is that many of them are permanent, requiring continuous medical treatment for the rest of a person’s life.

Causes of Head and Brain Injuries

While nearly any accident can result in a head injury or TBI, the most common causes of head injuries and TBIs include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Auto Accidents (including, among others, car, truck, bus, motorcycle, and pedestrian accidents);
  • Slip and Falls and other Premises Liability Accidents
  • Nursing Home abuse and neglect;
  • Negligent Medical Professionals (particularly when dropping patients)
  • Construction and other workplace accidents.

Head and brain injuries can be instantaneous or develop over time.  Regardless of how a head or brain injury happens, the injury is likely triggered by a significant impact.  However, a person may sustain a head or brain injury without knowing it, as the brain can slam into the skull even without there being an impact between the skull and another object or surface.  Whatever the cause of a head injury or TBI, the subsequent symptoms and treatment are likely to be similar.

Various Types of Head and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

Head and brain injuries can be minor, resulting in no permanent damage, but they can also be severe enough to end a person’s life or at least cause permanent and debilitating damage.  Different types of head and brain injuries include the following:

  • Bump or Bruise on the Head – These injuries may only involve the exterior portion of the head and generally do not cause any harm to the brain.

  • Concussion – This type of injury happens when the brain becomes bruised by slamming into the skull, and depending on how serious the impact is, the concussion may be minor, or it could be severe enough to compromise a person’s basic motor functions. Concussions are medically graded by increasing severity, 1-4, with 4 being the most serious.

  • Anoxic Brain Injury – This injury happens when oxygen cannot reach the brain, and the damage can be permanent. In severe cases, lack of oxygen to the brain can result in profound mental and/or physical disability and even death.

  • Skull Fracture – Often, skull fractures can heal on their own, but more serious ones also cause brain damage and/or require surgical intervention if any tissue is harmed.

  • Countercoup –When person’s brain slams back and forth between both sides of the brain, causing swelling and pain, it can inhibit vital brain functions.

  • Epidural Hematoma – This injury happens when blood pools between the skull and top lining of the brain, which is called the “dura.”  The pooled blood clots and causes pressure to build in the brain.  In severe cases, surgery may be necessary to relieve the swelling.

  • Subdural Hematoma – This type of injury can be catastrophic. Subdural hematoma happens when blood pools between the top lining of the brain (dura) and the brain tissue.  Some subdural hematomas are slow-growing over several weeks, while others are more acute and arise suddenly.  Either type is severe or may require surgery to prevent further damage.

  • Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAJ) – This injury happens when there are rotation and disruption of the brain within the skull.  Such rotation and disruption may sever the brain’s connective nerve fibers or axons.  DAJs can be difficult to diagnose, and evidence through studies demonstrates that damage to axons happens within 12 to 24 hours after the injury is sustained.

  • Traumatic Brain Hemorrhage (Bleed) – One of the most serious types of TBI, bleeding of the brain damages actual tissue, which can permanently interfere with a person’s cognitive, emotional, and motor abilities.  Brain bleeds can also cause subdural hematoma, and require emergency surgery to decrease pressure.

Most head and brain injuries, if left untreated, can cause permanent damage, and in some cases, can be deadly.  Because many head and brain injuries are permanent, medical intervention may be required for many years or decades, depending on a person’s age and how disabled a person has become because of the injury.  As such, the damage caused by a head or brain injury goes beyond pain and can include, among others, loss of income from an inability to work, significant medical expenses, permanent disability, and emotional harm, such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Legal Time Deadlines: Act Now to Preserve Your Right to Recover Maximum Compensation

All types of legal claims are subject to “statutes of limitations” or legal time deadlines.

WARNING: Failing to comply with a statute of limitations will permanently bar your right to a recovery, an there are also exceptions that can shorten or even lengthen the deadline! 

By way of example only, certain types of claims, such as claims against governmental entities, can have much shorter deadlines.  In some cases, a combination of different types of legal claims may exist that involve different time frames, which may be due to multiple defendants and/or even the laws of more than one state.  

In the context of automobile accidents, injured victims’ own automobile policies (as well as those owned by members of the victim’s household family members) can provide additional insurance, such as uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage, even if the victim’s vehicle was not involved in the accident.  However, such policies commonly have timely notification requirements, meaning if a claim is not filed or the insurance company does not have formal notice within the contractually stated time period, the victim can lose the ability to pursue a claim against their own policy, which can be necessary for receiving substantial compensation.  Due to the complexity involved in an analysis of all applicable deadlines, it is always best to get advice from an experienced attorney to ensure you comply with all requirements.

In addition to these legal and contractual deadlines, there are other reasons to act without delay:  important evidence necessary for your case can disappear or become destroyed, or witnesses can go missing or forget what happened.  

Our traumatic brain injury attorneys can examine the facts and circumstances relevant to your case to determine which statutes of limitations (deadlines) apply.  We take the required actions to preserve all-important legal deadlines on behalf of our clients.

Montlick & Associates - Fighting Hard & Winning Cases since 1984 - Our Promise to You

1. Treat your case as if it were our own. We'll treat you the same way we would want to be treated – as if it were our own case, or the case of a close friend or family member.

2. Protect you from powerful insurance companies. One of the first things the insurance adjuster will typically say is that you do not need an attorney. That's because the insurance company's goal is to pay you as little money as possible. And they know that injured people get substantially more money with an attorney representing them. With over 36 years of experience dealing with insurance companies, we can help you navigate through the insurance company minefields and avoid any traps.

3. Analyze your case at no charge to you. We'll evaluate your situation and advise you how to best protect your rights, at no charge to you. We invite you to call us 24 hours a day, including weekends and holidays to request a free consultation with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers. Or use our 24/7 online chat right here on our website.

4. Vigorously fight on your behalf in order to obtain all the compensation and benefits you deserve. There's always a lot at stake after a serious injury, and when our clients rely on us for help, we never take that situation lightly. We work extremely hard, and we will always do the right thing when it comes to our clients.

5. Give your case our personal attention. We tell our clients: "We want you to concentrate on getting well. We want to hear from you if you have any questions or concerns. We work for you, not the other way around."

6. Promptly return phone calls and keep you informed. We are sure you've heard about professionals who do not return phone calls.  Or, perhaps you have spoken to people using other law firms who never knew what was going on with their case. That won't happen with us. We keep our clients well informed of important developments and routinely send copies of correspondence regarding their case.

7. Be there for you when you need us most. When our clients first call us after a serious injury, they're understandably really worried. And we say to them, "You don't have to do this alone." We'll take on the insurance company for you and help you get the money you deserve for your medical treatments, lost wages, car repairs and pain and suffering. That's the kind of help we've been giving for over 36 years.

8. Always treat you with dignity and respect. Our promise is to operate at all times with honesty, integrity, high moral character and unquestionable ethics. And we'll treat you with kindness and give you and your family the dignity and respect that you deserve.

Free Case Review and Consultation to Protect Your Legal Rights

Our attorneys fight hard to get our clients the compensation they deserve.  No matter where you are located, we are just a phone call away.  For your Free Consultation contact Montlick & Associates, Nationwide 24/7 at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333) or by simply dialing #WIN (#946) from your mobile phone.  We also can be contacted at Montlick.com where you can submit a Free Case Evaluation Form 24/7 or utilize our 24-Hour Live Chat.

*Dollars recovered are cumulative and not indicative of individual case results. Each case is unique.  Results depend on the facts and applicable law.

**Legal Services are provided by Montlick & Associates, P.C. and local associated law firms at no additional cost to you depending on the jurisdiction, and any specialized expertise required.  For more information, click here.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/pubs/tbi_report_to_congress.html