Sevierville Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that 1.7 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Any violent blow, bump, or penetration to the head can cause a TBI. Such injuries can impact a person, and their loved ones, for life. Managing the symptoms and recovering can take a significant effort by the injured person. If you have sustained a traumatic brain injury because of someone else’s negligence, Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC can help you seek compensation. We understand the symptoms of a brain injury and the consequences it will have on your life, and we know how to fight for compensation that will help you with your recovery process, contact our experienced Sevierville traumatic brain injury lawyers today.
The Causes and Symptoms of a TBI
The causes of a TBI are vast. A person is at high risk for a TBI if they:
- Had a serious fall;
- Were involved in a vehicle collision;
- Were assaulted; or
- Participated in contact sports.
Harvard Magazine highlights that, unlike a stroke that affects one particular part of the brain, TBIs are not localized and can have changing symptoms over time because more of the brain may have been impacted. Symptoms include, but are not limited to:
- Sensitivity to noise and light;
- Difficulty focusing;
- Changes in sleep;
- Vision issues; and
- Frequent mood swings.
In order to prove a party was liable for the traumatic brain injury a person incurred there must be evidence to show the following:
- The liable party had a responsibility to the injured individual to act carefully and reasonably;
- The liable party acted in a way that was unreasonable; and
- The inaction or action of the liable party was responsible for the TBI and associated injuries.
Depending on the action that caused the TBI and the severity of the symptoms, it may be hard to prove liability. If the injured individual suffered a brain injury after being hit by a driver and had life-threatening injuries that required hospital treatment, the documentation will be strong for a compensation case. However, if the person suffered from a brain injury due to a faulty product and did not immediately get medical treatment, linking the liable party to the injuries will be more complex. At Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC, we have the experience to handle compensation claims that are complex and have the potential for a large financial settlement. We will fight hard to represent you so that you can focus your efforts on recovering.
Contact a Sevierville Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer at Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC
Our Sevierville traumatic brain injury lawyers understand that a TBI takes a huge toll the victim and seeking compensation may seem like too big of a task to handle. If you have suffered a recent brain injury, contact the Sevierville offices of Fox Willis Burnette, PLLC. We offer a free initial consultation and can accommodate traveling to you if your injuries prevent you scheduling appointments outside of the hospital or your home. Call us at 865-225-6784 to learn more.