Christensen Law helps victims and their families recover compensation for suffering and damages caused by negligence. If you or your loved one sustained a brain injury in an accident, our law firm will fight for the financial awards you need for medical treatment and ongoing expenses.
Our Dearborn personal injury lawyers have represented clients across Michigan since 1991. We will use our legal skills and case experience to pursue maximum compensation for your losses. We spare no resources in our pursuit of justice. Contact us at 248-900-9000 for a free consultation and enlist the help of a powerful legal advocate today.
You May Have a Brain Injury Compensation Claim
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can cause severe and long-term physical and cognitive symptoms that significantly alter one’s life. Victims and their families may face expensive medical bills and long-term care costs in addition to the financial burden brought on by the injured party’s loss of income.
If you or your loved one suffered a TBI in an accident caused by another party’s negligent or wrongful actions, our Dearborn brain injury lawyers will fight to ensure their mistakes do not jeopardize your financial future. We will seek full and fair compensation for your economic and non-economic damages, which may include the following:
- Medical expenses, including emergency transportation and treatment, surgeries, hospital visits, doctor’s visits, prescription drugs, mobility aids, medical devices, physical therapy, cognitive rehabilitation, and long-term nursing
- Lost wages, earnings, and employment benefits, including awards for lost future earning capacity if your TBI prevents you from returning to work or forces you to adjust to a lower-paying career
- Household services, including cooking, cleaning, childcare, and transportation
- Medical necessary home and vehicle modifications to accommodate your injury
- Physical pain, including scarring, disfigurement, loss of a bodily function, loss of mobility, and chronic pain
- Mental and emotional suffering, including stress, depression, anxiety, reduced mental capacity, loss of consortium, loss of companionship, loss of enjoyment, and impaired quality of life
- Wrongful death of a loved one, including medical treatment, funeral and burial expenses, and loss of the deceased’s income, support, services, and care
Our Michigan Law Firm Has Won Record-Setting TBI Damages
Christensen Law is a unified legal team focused on one primary goal – getting our clients the economic justice they deserve. Unlike other firms that would rather rush cases out the door, we prioritize securing maximum compensation over quickly settling claims.
We will go to court to get the money you need and approach every case as though it will go to trial. We have achieved record-setting case results, including $17.8 million (Michigan’s highest-ever personal injury jury verdict) for a woman who suffered a TBI and a spinal injury during a truck accident. Other multimillion-dollar awards we have secured include the following:
- $4.197 million in non-economic damages for a student who suffered a brain injury when the diver of the passenger vehicle she was riding in ran a stop sign, causing a T-bone collision
- $2 million for a man who suffered a head injury during a car crash
- $1.5 million for a brain injury victim hurt in a rear-end collision
- $1.2 million for a man who sustained a TBI during a pedestrian accident
To find out more about how we will help you get fair compensation, call 248-900-9000 for a free and confidential consultation to learn how our Dearborn brain injury attorney can lead your case.
Car Accidents and Other Common Brain Injury Causes
According to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), 30 percent of the state’s traumatic brain injuries result from car accidents. Other leading causes of TBIs include the following:
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and falls
- Falls from heights
- Construction accidents
- Sports injuries
- Gunshot wounds
How Will Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Insurance Affect Your Claim?
If a motor vehicle accident caused your head injury, Michigan’s No-Fault insurance system will likely affect your case. Under this type of auto insurance model, most drivers must carry personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. PIP pays for medical expenses, lost wages, and replacement services up to your policy limit, regardless of who is liable for the crash. PIP does not provide compensation for pain and suffering.
If you have a severe injury and expenses that exceed your PIP, you can seek financial awards from an at-fault party. Our personal injury attorneys serving Dearborn will help with your PIP claims and establish your right to pursue damages from a negligent driver, including your non-economic losses.
Brain Injury Symptoms Can Be Permanent and Life-Altering
Brain injuries can leave victims with permanent and disabling physical and cognitive symptoms. Depending on the injury’s severity, brain injury victims may experience the following:
- Memory and concentration problems
- Dizziness and loss of balance
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Changes in taste and smell
- Speech problems
- Seizures and convulsions
- Sleep disturbances
- Loss of coordination and motor control
- Changes in mood and behavior, including increased aggression and agitation
- Loss of consciousness
- Vegetative state
Those with mild to moderate injuries can fully recover. However, severe TBI sufferers may experience permanent brain damage and need lifelong medical care and assistance with activities of daily living (ADLs). For these patients, treatments often focus on relieving physical symptoms, avoiding co-conditions (like bedsores and urinary tract infections (UTIs), and providing counseling to assist with mental and emotional support.
We Want You to Receive Full and Fair Awards
Before accepting a brain injury settlement, it is vital you understand the extent of your injury and ongoing treatments. You want to ensure your compensation will cover medical care and help you provide for yourself and your family until you can get back on your feet.
Our law firm will identify your current damages and seek estimates regarding your expected future expenses. We will also obtain evidence and testimony proving you deserve awards for your pain and suffering.
Our Dearborn Brain Injury Attorneys Will Build Your Case
You do not have to pursue brain injury compensation alone. Our compassionate legal team will stand by your side every step of the way. We will do the work needed to build a robust case so you can focus on healing or caring for your hurt loved one.
Our Dearborn, MI, brain injury lawyers will do the following so you don’t have to:
- Investigate the cause of your TBI. Whether your injury resulted from a vehicle collision or an on-the-job fall, our lawyers will investigate the cause and prove another party is financially responsible. We will visit the accident scene, gather physical evidence, photographs, and debris, obtain police reports and medical records, and locate and interview eyewitnesses and expert witnesses. We will also prove your losses using bills, receipts, invoices, and pay stubs.
- Prove liability. We will use what we obtain during our investigation to establish liability for your damages. Depending on the cause of your TBI, at-fault parties may include a driver, an employer, a property owner, or even a government entity.
- Handle case details. When you work with us, you never have to worry about paperwork, deadlines, case-related communications, or “red tape.” We manage the details and keep you updated and informed throughout. In addition, we maintain open lines of communication, so you can always reach out to us with questions or concerns.
- Negotiate on your behalf. We will be a powerful advocate and ally when representing you during insurance or pretrial negotiations. We will defend your right to compensation, shield you from pressure to settle for less, protect you from bad-faith tactics, and diligently pursue every cent due to you and your family.
Do Not Wait Too Long to Start Your Dearborn Brain Injury Case
Michigan’s statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits is three years, per Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. § 600.5805. If you must sue for fair No-Fault insurance coverage, Michigan Compiled Laws § 500.3145 allows one year to file a PIP lawsuit.
If you do not pursue your case before time expires, the court will likely refuse your suit, even if you can prove negligence caused your TBI. The deadline will also affect your insurance claims because you lose your leverage over the insurance company once you can no longer take legal action. You could end with a denied or reduced payout and no further options for recovering your losses.
Call Christensen Law to Start on Your Dearborn TBI Case Today
When you work with Christensen Law, your needs always come first. We know how important it is for victims to tell their stories, and we are here to listen. We provide injured clients with professional and compassionate legal representation aimed at securing their financial future. We can start you on the road to economic recovery today with a free and confidential consultation.
Call us at 248-900-9000 or complete our online request form to connect with our Dearborn brain injury lawyers. We take cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning our services cost nothing up front or out of pocket. We only get paid if and when you do.