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Why You Should File a Lawsuit After Suffering a Brain Injury

By January 25, 2021No Comments

Sadly, Texas has had one of the highest rates of serious traffic accidents in the United States in the last several years. Serious injuries in these accidents can range from whiplash and burns to spinal cord and brain injuries, to everything in between. 

Not surprisingly, a brain injury can affect its victim’s life in many difficult ways. 

Not only may it be difficult, if not impossible, to carry out one’s job duties and daily life tasks as a result of the brain injury, but victims may also need to pay for exorbitant medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapies, in-home assistance and many other costs. 

Essentially, brain injury victims who were hurt due to another party’s negligence, may want to try and recoup these costs as damages in a personal injury lawsuit by hiring personal injury attorneys like the team at the Stewart Law Firm.

Reasons for Filing Your Austin Lawsuit

The decision to pursue such an action is a personal one as much as it is a financial one, but the potential financial benefits of a successfully navigated civil lawsuit may provide sufficient motivation for victims to begin the process.

  • Compensation: Depending on the facts of a victim’s case and the nature and extent of his or her brain injuries, he or she might be able to receive a large amount of money in a personal injury damage award — even up to millions of dollars in certain cases. 
  • Loss that requires compensation: Compensation rates are sometimes so high in these types of personal injury cases because brain injury sufferers may require a lifetime of psychological, cognitive, and physical therapy services. They may also lose an enormous amount of income that they could have earned while working over the course of a lifetime but are no longer able to do so.
  • Family: A brain injury will not only affect the Texas resident who has the injury. It will also affect close friends, family members, and spouses. If a financial recovery can be successfully obtained relating to one’s brain injury damages, the influx of money can help to remove a significant burden from family members who might otherwise need to assist you financially as a result of your injuries.

How to Help Your Attorney Prepare for Your Lawsuit

Your Austin personal injury attorney will do most of the heavy lifting during your case, but there are several steps you can take to help them and ensure your case has the highest possible potential for success.

    • Understand the basic concept of your claim: negligence.
      Essentially, you and your attorney need to prove that the person you are suing is legally responsible for your injury. You’ll need to be able to prove the following:

      1. A brain injury occurred
      2. The injury links to the other party’s conduct 
    • Gather as much evidence as possible.
      Brain injuries can be even more difficult to detect than other injuries. Help your attorney understand exactly how the accident occurred and all the treatment you have received/ will receive. 
    • Don’t be nervous if you can’t remember everything.
      Brain injuries can sometimes lead to memory loss, but don’t worry; just be honest with your attorney about everything. It’s also possible for a brain injury to be misdiagnosed or missed at the beginning. If you decide to work with our team at the Stewart Law Firm, we will do everything in our power to make sure all the possibilities have been taken into account.

Contact the Stewart Law Firm for more information

At The Stewart Law Firm, we have helped hundreds of Texas victims and their families obtain the compensation they needed to move forward with their lives after an injury.

If you or someone you love has suffered from a brain injury, contact us today to see how we can help you do the same.

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