Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) may be slight concussions or serious and complex. There are many different types of TBI, including contusions, penetrating injuries, anoxic brain injuries, hypoxic brain injuries, and open and closed head injuries. Any of these may be disabling. When someone else's negligence or intentional misconduct causes an accident that results in head trauma, the Memphis brain injury lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can vigorously advocate for your right to compensation. We recognize that you may be dealing with devastating financial and emotional consequences, and our experienced trial attorneys have the resources to assist you. As the largest personal injury firm based in Tennessee, we have more than 30 attorneys and 100 staff members. NST serves victims throughout Tennessee, as well as in Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Missouri.Seeking Compensation for Brain Injuries
A brain injury may be a result of a serious blow to the head, the penetration of an object, or a lack of oxygen. Brain injuries may be caused by dangerous property conditions, drownings, car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, or defective products, or they may arise at birth after a difficult labor. If an accident was someone else's fault, victims with brain injuries may bring a civil lawsuit to pursue damages. Often, a lawsuit is the only way to pay for expensive medical care (past and future), replace lost wages, and pay for necessary household services.
In motor vehicle accident cases, you usually need to establish negligence in order to recover damages for brain injuries. This means that you will need to show that a driver failed to use reasonable care while driving, and this failure legally caused your injuries.
There are many different situations in which a loss of oxygen during the labor and delivery of a baby may cause a baby to suffer birth injuries. In birth injury cases, a plaintiff parent must establish that the obstetrician breached a duty of professional care. It is necessary to retain an expert and board-certified OB-GYN to provide an opinion that the defendant failed to abide by the accepted standards and practices of the relevant specialty in that community and that this failure caused the injuries. Both the parents and the child may suffer losses as a result of a child's brain injury, which they may recover if they can establish liability.
In other types of cases, such as a premises liability case involving an accidental drowning, you may need to establish that the defendant knew or should have known about a dangerous condition on the property but failed to repair the condition. For example, if the drain of a swimming pool is broken, the defendant would have known that by inspecting the pool regularly, and the drain causes someone to drown, it may be appropriate for the victim or their family to bring a premises liability claim.
In some cases, a defective product, such as a defectively manufactured pool drain or a defectively designed automobile, is to blame for a brain injury. It may be possible to hold a manufacturer liable for a defective product that causes harm under a theory of strict liability. This theory requires a plaintiff to establish a defect, proximate or legal cause, and damages.Consult a Brain Injury Lawyer in the Memphis Area or Beyond
Brain injuries may take a huge toll on an accident victim and their family. If you or a loved one was hurt as a result of someone else's negligence, the Memphis brain injury attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz can advocate for you. We represent individuals and families in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Missouri, and Kentucky, including in Memphis, Nashville, Knoxville, Chattanooga, Jonesboro, Little Rock, Jackson, Meridian, Tupelo, Columbus, Grenada, Starkville, Oxford, Hayti, and Caruthersville. Contact our office by calling 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to schedule a free consultation. Whether you need a car accident attorney or assistance with another type of personal injury claim, NST is the way to go.