Portland Head Injuries Attorney
Head injuries are among the most serious type of injury that a person can sustain. In many cases, a bump or blow to the head can result in a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. These injuries cause a disruption in the way the brain normally functions and have the potential to leave victims with lifelong disabilities. Consequently, it is crucial for head injury victims to speak with an experienced attorney who is familiar with handling personal injury cases and who has a history of success recovering compensation for their clients.
Will I be Able to Recover for the Losses I Have Incurred as a Result of a Head Injury?
Once the shock of an injury wears off, the first thoughts that victims have are regarding how they will be able to pay for their medical expenses and whether they will be able to return to work in the near future. In many cases, these thoughts quickly turn to panic, as head injury victims often incur tens (if not hundreds) of thousands of dollars in medical expenses and are unable to work for an extended period of time. For many people, being unable to work may jeopardize their home, apartment, vehicle, and credit rating, making the financial consequences of an injury devastating.
Fortunately, in many cases, head injury victims are able to recover compensation for their injuries and other economic and non-economic losses. The determinative factor in all personal injury cases is whether the accident that caused victim’s injuries was the result of another person’s legal negligence. Very broadly speaking, negligence occurs when a person fails to conduct himself or herself with the degree of care that would ordinarily be exercised by a person in the same or similar circumstances. Common examples of negligence that may lead to an accident resulting in a head injury include:
- Driving faster than the speed limit, DUII, following another vehicle too closely, or failure to follow traffic laws;
- Manufacturing a product with substandard materials or shoddy workmanship;
- Failing to address accumulations of snow or ice, leaving a liquid spill without adequate warning, or allowing debris to sit in walkways in an establishment that is open to the general public; and
- A hotel owner failing to notify pool guests that a lifeguard is not on duty or failing to secure a pool in such a way as to keep young children from entering the area.
As this list should make clear, whether or not negligence occurred in a particular case is dependent on the specific circumstances of an accident. For this reason, it is often difficult for victims of an accident who are not attorneys to determine whether or not they have a legal claim. Fortunately for people who have been hurt in accidents, attorney Marc A. Johnston offers free consultations in which he will evaluate your case and inform you as to whether he believes you will be able to recover.
Examples of Accidents that Often Lead to Serious Head Injuries
Almost any type of accident that can lead to physical injury may result in an injury to a person’s head. Some of the more common accidents that often lead to head injuries include the following:
|· Car accidents|
· Pedestrian accidents
· Motorcycle accidents
· Slip and falls
· Workplace accidents
|· Construction accidents|
· Bicycle accidents
· Defective consumer product accidents
· Sports accidents
· Pool and hot tub accidents
After an accident resulting in a head injury, it is critical for victims to seek medical attention as soon as possible. In many head injury cases, early intervention can have a significant impact on a victim’s ultimate outcome. Furthermore, seeing a medical professional will result in the generation of an official medical record that can become relevant to establishing both causation and damages in the event that the at-fault party decides to contest your claim.
Contact a Portland Head Injury Attorney Today to Schedule a Free Consultation
If you have sustained a head injury that you believe may have been the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation for any economic or non-economic losses that you have sustained as a result of the accident. Portland personal injury lawyer Marc A. Johnston is a skilled litigator who is committed to representing the legal rights of people who have been seriously injured in preventable accidents. If you have been hurt and do not know where to turn next, do not hesitate to call our office today to schedule a FREE consultation with an experienced attorney by calling (503) 546-3167.