Our Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers in Terre Haute Are Ready to Fight for You

Traumatic brain injuries can have severe, long-lasting effects on a person’s health, well-being, and quality of life. If your injury was caused by another’s negligence, having skilled legal representation will help you pursue legal action and hold responsible parties accountable.

Specifically, our Terre Haute personal injury lawyers can help you by:

  • Investigating the incident: We thoroughly examine the circumstances surrounding the injury to identify all liable parties.
  • Gathering evidence: Our team collects critical documents that can support your claim, including medical records and expert testimonies.
  • Negotiating with insurance companies: Leveraging our extensive experience, we negotiate to achieve a fair settlement while counteracting insurers’ tactics to minimize your claim.

At Christie Farrell Lee & Bell, our team of experienced attorneys can help you manage every aspect of your case. Our goal is to make the process as stress-free as possible for you, allowing you to focus on recovery while we keep you informed and in control through the legal process.

Understanding and Assessing the Impact of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries occur when an external force causes damage to the brain, a situation that can result from a variety of incidents. Some common causes involving negligence include:

At Christie Farrell Lee & Bell, our lawyers work diligently to assess the full impact of your TBI, including medical needs, long-term care, and overall quality of life. This comprehensive approach ensures your claim accurately represents the extent of your injuries, helping you secure the compensation necessary for recovery and financial stability.

How Long Does It Take to Settle a Brain Injury Case?

Several factors make the duration of a traumatic brain injury case vary widely, including:

  • The severity of the injury: More severe injuries typically require longer recovery periods and more extensive medical documentation, which can lengthen the case.
  • The complexity of the case: More complex cases, such as those involving multiple liable parties or disputed liability can take longer to resolve.
  • The willingness of parties to settle: If the defendant or insurance company is unwilling to offer a fair settlement, the case may proceed to trial, thus extending the timeline.

From gathering evidence to negotiating settlements, having an experienced lawyer by your side can expedite the process by efficiently managing each stage of the case. Our attorneys strive to resolve your case as quickly and fairly as possible.

What is the Average Settlement for a Traumatic Brain Injury Case?

Several factors influence the average settlement in TBI cases, the main one being the severity of your injury and its long-term effects on your life, as they impact your overall recovery needs. Additionally, establishing clear liability plays a significant role, since stronger evidence leads to higher settlements.

It’s difficult to establish an average settlement amount because it will vary widely depending on your case’s circumstances and the evidence we gather. In Terre Haute, you can recover compensation for the following damages:

  • Medical expenses: Includes all costs related to treatment, rehabilitation, and ongoing care.
  • Lost wages: Compensation for income lost due to the injury, as well as future earning capacity.
  • Pain and suffering: Addresses the physical and emotional impact of the injury.
  • Long-term care costs: Covers expenses related to ongoing care and assistance.

To get a personalized estimate and understand the potential value of your case, we encourage you to discuss real case amounts with our experienced team at Christie Farrell Lee & Bell’s office. Our free initial consultation will help set realistic expectations and provide insights into the compensation process.

Factors to Prove Negligence in a Traumatic Brain Injury Case

We employ a structured approach to prove negligence in traumatic brain injury cases. This includes a detailed investigation to gather and analyze evidence, consultations with experts, and constructing a case that clearly demonstrates the other party’s liability.

In short, to hold responsible parties accountable we work to prove the following elements:

  • Duty of care: We establish that the defendant owed you a duty of care.
  • Breach of duty: We prove that the defendant breached this duty through their actions or inactions.
  • Causation: We demonstrate that this breach directly caused your injury.
  • Damages: We show that the injury resulted in actual damages, such as medical expenses and lost wages.

Additionally, it’s important to remember that according to Indiana Code § 34-51-2, Indiana’s comparative fault rule will affect your compensation based on your degree of fault in the incident.

Our lawyers will use all the knowledge and resources at their disposal to build a case that proves the other party’s 100% fault. By doing so, we strive to maximize your compensation and mitigate any impact of comparative fault considerations.

Contact a TBI Attorney at Christie Farrell Lee & Bell Today – Fighting for the Injured for Over 40 Years

Our team is dedicated to providing the compassionate and skilled legal support you need to navigate this difficult time. With over 40 years of experience in Indiana, you can rest assured of our dedication to holding negligent parties accountable. 

Take the first step towards justice and financial recovery by scheduling a free consultation with our experienced attorneys. Contact us today to discuss your case.