Experienced Lafayette Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers Here to Help You

Each year, nearly 40,000 people in Indiana sustain a TBI, with over 1,200 of these injuries ending in death (as reported by the Indiana Department of Health). If TBIs result from negligence, seeking compensation through the legal system ensures you get the justice and financial stability you deserve.

When pursuing legal action, having the right legal representation can make all the difference in your case’s outcome. By working with our attorneys, you gain access to a wealth of knowledge and resources built in 40+ years of legal practice. 

Specifically, we help by:

  1. Investigating the incident: Thoroughly examining the circumstances surrounding your injury. This includes analyzing police reports, obtaining surveillance footage, and consulting with experts in accident reconstruction.
  2. Gathering evidence: Collecting medical records, witness statements, and other crucial documents that support your claim. Also, we work closely with medical professionals to account for the full extent of your injury and its long-term impact.
  3. Negotiating with insurance companies: Ensuring you receive a fair settlement that covers all your needs. We have extensive experience dealing with insurance adjusters and know how to counter their tactics to minimize your claim.

Don’t face this battle alone—let us help you seek justice. Our personal injury lawyers in Lafayette are ready to listen to your story, answer all your questions, and provide examples of case results similar to yours in order to set realistic expectations.

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

TBIs are a type of catastrophic injury that can significantly impact a victim’s quality of life, making it paramount to hold responsible parties accountable. To identify negligent parties (which is essential to file a successful personal injury claim) is necessary to investigate the accident and pinpoint the root cause. Some common causes of TBIs include:

No matter the cause of your accident, it’s important to have expert legal guidance to investigate the case, gather evidence to establish liability, and build a strong claim. We can help you ensure the responsible parties are held accountable.

Damages You Can Claim in Lafayette – Don’t Settle For Less Than You Deserve After a TBI

Each TBI case is unique, but there are several common types of damages you can claim for in Lafayette:

Medical Expenses

Compensation for medical expenses includes all aspects of medical care related to your injury, such as hospital stays, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, and rehabilitation costs.

Lost Wages

TBIs often result in an inability to work (either temporarily or permanently). You can claim lost wages for the time you were unable to work and any future earning capacity you lost. This includes not only your base salary but also bonuses, commissions, and other forms of income you would’ve earned if not for the injury.

Pain and Suffering

You can recover compensation for the physical pain, emotional distress, anxiety, depression, loss of enjoyment of life, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) associated with TBIs. The amount you can get for pain and suffering varies by case, and it depends on the severity of your injuries and their impact on your life.

Loss of Consortium

The victim’s spouse can claim loss of consortium, which addresses the loss of companionship, affection, and support resulting from the injury. 

To avoid settling for less than you deserve, the lawyers at Christie Farrell Lee & Bell employ a strategic approach to calculate damages, ensuring a comprehensive claim that accounts for all aspects of your injury. This ensures you’re fully compensated for all the damages you suffered.

How to Prove a Traumatic Brain Injury Claim in Lafayette and Hold the Responsible Accountable

To prove a traumatic brain injury, it’s necessary to gather comprehensive medical documentation, collect evidence of the incident causing the TBI, and demonstrate its impact on your daily life.

Our lawyers can help you ensure all necessary evidence is presented effectively, by building a case that takes the following factors into account:

  • Establishing duty of care: Demonstrate the responsible party had a legal obligation to ensure your safety.
  • Proving breach of duty: Show the responsible party failed to uphold their duty, through negligence or wrongful actions.
  • Demonstrating causation: Provide evidence linking the breach of duty directly to the traumatic brain injury sustained.
  • Documenting damages: Collect comprehensive medical records, expert testimonies, and documentation of the injury’s impact on your daily life and future well-being.

Indiana’s comparative fault rule (as outlined in the Indiana Code § 34-51-2) will modify the compensation you receive based on your degree of fault in the incident. To maximize your compensation, our lawyers will present a strong case and highlight the other party’s negligence.

Seek Legal Help from Our Lafayette TBI Lawyers – Serious Injury Isn’t One Thing We Do, It’s All We Do

At Christie Farrell Lee & Bell, our commitment to justice and our extensive track record set us apart. With over 40 years of experience in Indiana, we’ve recovered multi-million dollar settlements for victims, and we can do the same for you.

So, don’t navigate this journey alone—contact us to schedule a free consultation with our team, and let us help you seek justice and full compensation for your injuries.