Brain Injury Lawyers in Oregon
Brain and head injuries, along with spinal cord injuries are often accompanied by, life-altering events. As the body’s central control center, the brain controls behavior, movement, memory, and other important functions. When a traumatic injury occurs in the brain or head, it can lead to physical, cognitive, and emotional disabilities that can last for a lifetime.
Depending on the severity of the injury, some people may experience long-term paralysis, vision or speech problems, memory loss, difficulty controlling emotions and behavior, as well as other physical and mental impairments. Someone may also experience changes in personality and difficulty adapting to new situations.
The effects of a traumatic brain injury can be difficult to manage and often require professional medical care. Depending on the needs of the individual, treatment may include physical therapy, cognitive therapy, and speech-language therapy. In some cases, medication may be prescribed to assist in managing the emotional and behavioral changes that can occur. Regardless of treatment type, the costs – both monetary and intangible – of dealing with a brain or head injury can be devastating.
Brain Damage Sustained in an Accident
Brain damage and/or injury to the head can happen in several ways. Common causes of traumatic brain injuries include:
Motor Vehicle Accidents – Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents are the most common causes of brain damage. Depending on the severity of the accident and type of vehicle, a person may experience head trauma due to the impact of their head against the steering wheel, windshield, dashboard, or window.
Slips and Falls – A fall can lead to a head or brain injury in several ways. Falling on a hard surface can cause direct trauma to the head, but even an indirect blow to the head while falling can cause injury.
Construction Accidents – It’s not uncommon for workers on construction sites to suffer head or brain injuries due to slips and falls, as well as falling tools and debris.
Sports-Related Trauma – People who participate in contact sports are at risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury. Football, hockey, and boxing are among some of the sports that carry an increased risk.
Explosions – Explosions can cause both direct and indirect trauma to the head. A person may experience a traumatic brain injury due to the pressure wave caused by an explosion, or due to a piece of debris that strikes their head.
Defective Products – Sometimes, a manufacturing defect or product design flaw can lead to an accident that causes brain damage. In these cases, the manufacturer or designer of the product can be held liable.
Medical Malpractice – Although rarer than other causes of brain injury, medical malpractice can also lead to a traumatic brain injury.
Working With You to Obtain Equitable Compensation
If a person has suffered a head or brain injury due to the negligence of another party, they may be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages/earnings, pain and suffering, as well as other losses incurred. At Palace Law, we understand the challenges that come with brain injury cases and we devote the resources necessary to handle your case. We will work diligently on your behalf, advocating for you every step of the way, and doing everything possible to get you the compensation that you deserve.
What is the Financial Impact of a Brain Injury?
The financial burdens associated with a traumatic brain injury can be significant. Data from brainandspinalcord.org estimates that the cost of a brain injury can range between $85,000 for a mild case to $3 million for a severe head injury.
Depending on the severity of the injury, medical bills can add up quickly and last for an extended period. These costs may include hospital visits, tests, treatments, medications, and rehabilitation therapies. In addition to medical bills, victims may also experience a decrease in their earning capacity due to the injury. If the injury is severe enough, they may be unable to work at all. This can have a devastating financial impact on the victim and their family as they may be unable to meet their living expenses.
How Long Do I Have to File a Case?
After suffering an accident such as a brain injury, victims are given the right to seek compensation within their state’s statute of limitations. In Oregon, this is exactly two years from the date the incident occurred. If you fail to file your claim within that time period, you may lose the right to compensation.
If you or someone you know has been affected by a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of another party, we recommend that you seek legal advice as soon as possible to ensure that your rights are protected.
How Palace Law Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, Palace Law is here to help. We have the experience and resources necessary to handle your case, and we’re dedicated to fighting for the compensation that you deserve. With four lawyers who have tried over 200 cases each and more than 1500 positive reviews, you can trust that your case is in the best of hands.
We offer a free consultation and are available 24/7. If you’re too injured to travel, we can come to you.
Contact Palace Law now to begin the process of obtaining equitable compensation for your traumatic brain injury. We look forward to fighting for you.