The Legal Help You Need After A TBI
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBI, are among the most serious injuries to suffer. They can cause not only physical pain but also mental and emotional trauma. The treatment for a TBI can last a lifetime, wracking up hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills.
I am ready to help you. My name is Jacob Goad, and I am a personal injury attorney. From my Durham office, I assist people throughout North Carolina, including native Spanish speakers, who have suffered accidents that caused or contributed to TBI. When you need counsel during the insurance or legal claims process, you can rely on me at Law Office of Jacob Goad.
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What Are The Symptoms Of TBI?
Even a head injury that seems fairly minor can cause trauma to the brain. You might have suffered a TBI if you experience one or more of the following symptoms:
- Change in personality
- Change in sleep patterns
- Blurred vision
- Loss of motor skills
- Loss of balance
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Persistent ringing in ears
Some people live with TBIs and do not even realize it. Even if your injury was several weeks or months ago, you should seek medical help from a doctor.
You Could Lose Earnings And Future Wages
A brain injury can drastically impair your ability to work. You might have trouble performing your typical job functions, even the simple ones. This also reduces the income you could earn in the future. While other people improve their job skills and receive promotions, you could be stuck trying to perform basic tasks. Fortunately, after a TBI you have the right to work with me so that you can seek personal injury damages and workers’ compensation benefits for your lost income and loss of future wages.
North Carolina’s Pain And Suffering Laws
Another damage you can seek compensation for is pain and suffering. This refers to the often intangible burden of physical pain and emotional and psychological anguish of living with a brain injury. In North Carolina, there is no limit to the amount of pain and suffering damages that you can receive for a TBI claim. (Unless your case is related to medical malpractice for which the cap is $500,000.)
What Factors Affect Compensation?
There is no simple way to calculate the value of your claim by reading a page on the internet. Many complex factors are at work when estimating the monetary compensation to which you are entitled. The insurance provider or the court will consider factors such as:
- The type of injury
- The severity of the injury
- The medical treatment necessary for recovery
- How much evidence is available
- Whether you can return to work
- Whether your earning potential suffered
Again, the insurance provider will try to underestimate these costs so that you do not receive as much money as you deserve. Hire your own lawyer to calculate your damages. Otherwise, you might not have enough compensation available to pay your necessary expenses.
The Importance Of Guidance
On this page, I have mentioned a few reasons why you should have a lawyer. I cannot overstate the importance of having counsel when up against powerful corporations. I will level the playing field and make sure that you have a fair chance to receive maximum compensation. If the case goes to trial, you can count on me to represent you tenaciously. And from the beginning of your claim to the end of it, I will answer all your questions, explain your options and give you an idea of what you can expect.
Free TBI Consultations Available When You Speak With Me
I understand how expensive life might be for you right now. To help you, I offer completely free initial consultations. You can call me, sit down with me or speak with me virtually to receive an evaluation of your case. To contact me, please call 919-944-4669 or send me an email. Yo hablo español.