Brain & head personal injury attorneys in Madison: no win, no fee Madison, WI traumatic brain injury attorneys
What is a traumatic brain injury?
A traumatic brain injury is caused by external head trauma from a sudden impact to the head, lack of oxygen, or a foreign object damaging brain material. People suffer TBI's as a result of motor vehicle accidents, falls, medical malpractice, and sports injuries. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 1.5 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year. Roughly 50,000 of them die.
The CDC estimates that between 80,000-90,000 TBI cases result in long-term disability every year. Among the most troubling of cases are brain injuries inflicted upon babies during childbirth. Brain injuries are also common in auto or bicycle accidents. Warshafsky's car and bike accident lawyers have won significant damages for their clients in the past. In all cases of brain injury caused by the negligence of others, an experienced Madison attorney is absolutely necessary. Because brain injuries have a devastating effect on an individual’s ability to live a normal life, medical bills and settlement amounts can both be incredibly high. The personal injury attorneys of Warshafsky Law fight to ensure our clients receive the maximum possible compensation for the harm they and their loved ones have suffered.
Traumatic brain injury symptoms
Loss of consciousness
Sensitivity to light
Causes of traumatic brain injury
Men are most likely to suffer a traumatic brain injury than women. TBIs in men are also more likely to be severe. Adults who are 65 years or older are at the highest risk of dying or being hospitalized from a TBI.
Falls, trips & slips
Motor vehicle accidents
Struck in the head with an object
Walking into objects
Damages awarded in a brain injury case
An experienced lawyer can help determine all of the damages owed to you when filing a work-related, or non-work-related, brain injury claim. Special damages are usually included covering medical bills or lost wages. Other damages that an experienced head injury lawyer might be able to get you to include future damages, compensatory damages, hedonic damages, and punitive damages.
future damages: In most cases, brain injuries result in life-long disabilities. These damages can help with future loss of income and other similar costs when a permanent head injury occurs.
Compensatory damages: These damages are usually awarded for disability, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and any other non-tangible damages.
Hedonic damages: Hedonic refers to the loss of enjoyment of life or depression. These damages can be hard to get because it is difficult to place value on happiness.
Punitive damages: These damages are a punishment for a malicious party member to teach others a lesson about committing certain acts that end in injury
Head injury at work
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there are approximately 2.5 million traumatic brain injury-related emergency visitseach year in the United States. In 2019, there were 61,000 TBI-related deaths in the United States, that's around 166 TBI-related deaths every day. Employers typically defer any accountability to their insurance company, which will attempt to offer you the least amount of money possible to escape further liability. If you are dealing with a workplace injury, you will need to have an investigator look into the circumstances surrounding your injury.
No legal fees until you receive compensation
If you are concerned about the expense of having an attorney represent you, let us put your mind at ease. Warshafsky Law does not expect any payment from you until a judgment or settlement has been reached in your case. With Warshafsky, you get the top personal injury lawyers in Madison at no upfront cost. Take advantage of our free initial consultation to learn more about how we can help set things right for you. We will give you our honest, professional assessment of how much you can expect to receive for your injury and explain how the legal process works in cases such as yours.
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What should I do if I'm injured at work?
If it is a life threatening injury, contact 911. If its not a life threatening injury you should 1. You should notify your supervisor of the injury. 2.Complete any workers compensation paperwork 3. Seek medical attention for any brain injuries. 4. Return to work after your healthcare provider clears you to do so.
How much will it cost to hire a traumatic brain injury lawyer in Wisconsin?
The cost of a personal injury lawyer is based on a contingency fee which is paid after compensation. The average cost of a contingency fee is between 33%-40% of the final settlement.
What are the time limits in Wisconsin for bringing a traumatic brain injury lawsuit?
According to Wisconsin's Statute of Limitations, the injured victim has 3 years from the date of discovery of the injury to settle their claim or file a lawsuit.
What is workers compensation?
Workers comp is a type of insurance help by your employer that provides monetary support to employees with work related injuries for lost wages and medical expenses incurred because of the injury.
Can brain injury result from medical negligence?
Any medical procedure that requires anesthesia runs a risk that you may be deprived from oxygen causing a brain injury with long-term effects. If you suspect medical negligence from the physician, contact Warshafsky Law Offices of Madison to help with your case.