Suffering a brain injury can turn your life upside down. Even a mild brain injury can change your everyday life. Meanwhile, a severe brain injury can result in a permanent disability, which means your life will never be the same. Fortunately, an experienced Franklin brain injury attorney can help you recover compensation and move forward.
When I started my firm, I did so with the intention of providing accident victims with personalized, compassionate legal assistance, and over the last decade, that is exactly what I have done. As a personal injury lawyer serving Franklin with more than 15 years of experience, I, Ed Atkinson, can help get you the money you deserve.
Contact me by phone or through this website today to schedule a free, no-obligation case review.
The Leading Cause of Brain Injuries Is Car Accidents
When involved in a car, motorcycle, or truck accident, there is always a high risk of brain injury. If you were involved in a crash, you should seek medical care as soon as possible, even if you don’t think you’re injured. Brain injuries can be hard to identify right away, and waiting to get medical care can lead to increased damage.
In a car accident, the most common type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a diffuse axonal injury caused by blunt impact on the brain. Recovery can be a long and expensive process. If you hire me to represent you, I will do everything within my power to make sure you recover the money you need.
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Damages an Experienced Franklin Brain Injury Attorney Can Help You Recover
After suffering an injury caused by another party’s recklessness or negligence, you will likely be able to get a variety of damages. As I build your case, I will work to identify all the different damages you deserve and calculate how much your case is worth.
When working to negotiate a settlement deal for you, I will be firm and make sure you get enough money to cover your damages. If the liable party won’t agree to a reasonable deal, I will take your case to trial in pursuit of the money you deserve.
Economic and Non-Economic Damages
After suffering a TBI where another party was at fault, there are going to be several damages available. These damages are used to replace your losses from the accident. Some of the damages most often available in Franklin brain injury cases include:
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Medical bills
- Projected future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Property damage
These are only some of the damages you may be able to recover. I will thoroughly review the details of your case to find all the damages you can claim. I will collect evidence and consult with experts to determine how much your damages are worth and make sure you recover the full value you deserve.
In certain situations, punitive damages may also be available. While economic and non-economic damages are used to replace an accident victim’s losses, punitive damages are meant to be a punishment for the at-fault party. Punitive damages will only be awarded under extreme circumstances.
The most common cases in which punitive damages are awarded involve drunk driving. If your injuries were caused by a driver who was under the influence, with a blood alcohol concentration (BAC) of 0.15% or higher, you will likely be able to get punitive damages.
I can help determine whether punitive damages apply to your case and make sure you recover them, in addition to the economic and non-economic damages.
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Don’t Wait to Take Hire a Lawyer After an Accident
When seeking damages after suffering a brain injury, it is important that you file all of the required paperwork on time. In Virginia, the personal injury statute of limitations generally grants accident victims two years to submit their lawsuits. If you miss the filing deadline, you might be out of options for recovering money.
However, you should note that the details of your case can result in an exception that shifts the filing deadline in one direction or the other.
The best way to make sure you meet all of the required deadlines is by hiring an experienced brain injury lawyer as soon as possible after suffering an injury. In addition to making sure you meet your deadlines, by getting started on your case early, I will be able to collect evidence that supports your claim more easily and build the strongest case possible.
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Don’t Let the Insurance Companies Bully You
When pursuing compensation after an accident that results in a brain injury, you need to be careful when speaking with anyone from the insurance company. Insurance adjusters will try to avoid paying the full value of claims. You can expect them to take anything you say and twist it to use it against you as they try to deny or lower your claim.
Claims adjusters will use their years of experience and training against you if you give them the chance. The best way to protect yourself is by declining to talk to anyone from the insurance company until you have hired an experienced brain injury attorney in Franklin.
With my 15+ years of legal experience, I know all the tricks that insurers use and have methods for counteracting them. After I accept your case, the insurance company will no longer be allowed to contact you directly. I will protect you from insurers and make sure they pay you the money you deserve.
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Hire an Experienced Brain Injury Attorney Serving Franklin Today
Getting fair compensation following a brain injury is important for getting your life back on track. When healing from this type of injury, your focus should be on your health. Let me take care of all your legal matters to ensure you get the money you need while you heal.
At Atkinson Law, I, Ed Atkinson, personally handle every case with the dedication and attention I would give if you were a member of my family. I care deeply about clients and will work to ensure a positive outcome in your case. Contact me today to schedule your free case consultation and learn more about how I can help.