Brain injury can have long-term, life-altering consequences for victims and their families. If you or your loved one has suffered a brain injury because of someone else’s negligence, call Malloy Law Offices, LLC at (888) 607-8690 to speak to a Bethesda Brain Injury attorney today. Our trial lawyers have more than 15 years of experience and know-how to handle TBI cases.
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We work on a contingency fee basis, allowing injured people access to the legal system and justice. We never charge a fee unless we win a recovery for you.
Our staff and attorneys in Maryland are committed to making a difference in our clients’ lives. We work hard, providing personalized service and strong legal representation to help you achieve your goals.
We strongly believe that every person who is injured through the negligence of another has a right to claim the compensation he or she deserves. Our lawyers are dedicated to tenaciously pursuing maximum damages for TBI victims.
What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines traumatic brain injury as “a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or a penetrating head injury.” The severity (TBI) can range from mild to severe. Mild TBI may cause a brief change in mental status, while severe TBI can mean an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury occurs.
$26 million verdict – Awarded to a Florida man who suffered permanent brain damage in a car accident involving a commercial truck.
$14 million settlement – Settled by a woman who suffered a brain injury when the defective tire on her motorcycle failed.
$7.5 million verdict – Awarded to a woman injured in a car accident. She was comatose for three weeks and required two months of brain injury rehabilitation.
$3.2 million settlement – Settled by a Virginia truck driver injured in an accident while driving for his employer. He suffered a mild TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury).
$800,000 settlement – Settled by a North Carolina woman following a car accident. Her injuries included mild TBI, and she suffered from short-term memory loss, depression, mood changes, fatigue, and partial complex seizures.
$290,000 settlement – A Virginia man settled a car accident claim which resulted in a mild concussion, among other more minor injuries.
$100,000 settlement – A California woman was hit while driving through an intersection and suffered a soft-tissue head injury – and a permanent scar – when her head struck the driver-side window.
Different types of accidents can cause traumatic brain injury. According to the Mayo Clinic, common causes of TBI include:
Falls: This is the leading cause of TBI. Falls account for almost half of all TBI-related emergency room visits, affecting children and older adults particularly.
Motor vehicle collisions: Traffic crashes involving cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians are a leading cause of traumatic brain injury.
Violent acts: Domestic violence, gunshot wounds, and other forms of assault are common causes of TBI.
Sports injuries: TBI occurs frequently in high-impact and extreme sports, including football, soccer, boxing, hockey, skateboarding, baseball, and lacrosse.
Combat injuries: Explosive blasts, penetrating wounds, falls, bodily collisions with objects, and severe blows to the head with shrapnel or debris can cause TBI among active-duty military personnel.
Calculating the Damages
1. Calculate special damages. This means calculating the total amount for the medical expenses and lost wages, but more difficult for future wages or lost earning capacity.
2. Calculate general damages. Often, general damages equal 1.5 to 5 times special damages, depending upon the severity of the injury.
3. Add special and general damages together. The sum of your special and general damages is the total value of your claim.
4. Adjust the value to reflect savings. Next, adjust the sum of the special and general damages down based upon the expenses you will not incur, as well as the risks that you will avoid, by not going to trial.
Why You Need a Bethesda Brain Injury Attorney
Brain injury is one of the most serious types of injuries an accident victim can suffer. TBI victims may experience difficulties in concentration, memory lapses, and unpredictable healing. Brain injury cases pose complicated medical and legal issues. An experienced Bethesda personal injury attorney can help you pursue a recovery that will fully compensate you for your losses, now and in the future based on the damages calculated.
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If you have suffered a TBI in an accident that was someone else’s fault, contact Malloy Law Offices, LLC to speak to a Bethesda Brain Injury attorney right away. Our personal injury attorneys are tough advocates for victims.
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