For decades, the Minnesota traumatic brain injury (TBI) lawyers at Robert Wilson & Associates have represented victims of Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding community who have suffered TBI’s as a result of a serious accident. We know how trying this time can be for victims and their families. We will work around the clock to get you the financial compensation you deserve.
A TBI is a type of brain damage caused by sudden trauma, which occurs when an object strikes the head or pierces the skull and damages brain tissue. This type of injury can cause serious disorders that may require extensive treatment, and some types of injuries cannot be cured.
If you or a loved one has been injured or died because of an accident-related TBI, you may have the right to take legal action against the person or party responsible for your losses.
The most recent data available indicates that, in the United States, almost 2.9 million TBI’s occur yearly, and more than 55,000 of those injuries are fatal. This makes TBS’s one of the leading causes of accident-related death and disability.
Whether you were involved in a car accident, motorcycle accident, or fell while on someone else’s property, TBI’s can result in life-altering injuries such as fractured skulls, changes in mood, coma, and death. If your injuries were caused by someone else’s reckless actions, you may be eligible for financial compensation to cover medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and other damages.
Brain injuries are often catastrophic, and the parties responsible for causing them should not be able to go unpunished for the pain and suffering they have caused. The Minnesota TBI lawyers at Robert Wilson & Associates are dedicated to upholding the rights of brain injury victims. We have extensive experience and knowledge about TBI’s to work for a successful outcome for your case. Contact our offices today at (612) 334-3444 to speak with us about your case.
Why You Need an Attorney?
TBIs may be mild or they may be severe, but they all require rest and time to fully recover. Whether that time involves weeks or months, this time should be used to focus on your health and your family’s well-being, not on taking on insurance companies fighting for financial compensation for the losses you have suffered.
Negotiating with insurance companies and dealing with the daily intricacies of a personal injury case requires the skills and expertise of an experienced traumatic brain injury attorney who has the resources, expertise, and dedication to fight for you.
When you hire a Minnesota TBI attorney, we will work tirelessly to ensure that your case is as airtight as possible and that it is filed on time.
From interviewing witnesses, gathering police reports or medical documents, and even bringing in experts to testify on your behalf, Robert Wilson & Associates will make sure that no stone is left unturned in making a compelling case for your personal injury claim.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Because brain injuries can vary in their severity, they can have a wide range of symptoms, all of which have the potential to be painful and disruptive. Symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury may include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Headache, lightheadedness, confusion, dizziness
- Memory, concentration, and thinking problems
- Changing mood, behavior, and sleep patterns
- Blurred vision, ear ringing, and a bad taste in the mouth
More severe symptoms may also include:
- Increasing confusion, agitation, and restlessness
- Continuous or worsening headaches, nausea, and vomiting
- Seizures and convulsions
- Dilated pupils
- Inability to wake up from sleep
- Slurred speech
- Loss of coordination and numbness or weakness in the limbs
Seek immediate medical treatment when you or loved one has had any kind of head impact in an accident. A head CT scan and an MRI can determine how extensive and how severe damage to the brain is.
When you hit something with your head or something hits your head with any kind of force, the skull bears the brunt of the blow. However, the brain, which is cushioned in fluid and protective membranes inside the skull, sloshes around and makes contact with the hard bone of the skull during the impact.
While the primary injuries to the brain include bruising and chemical and ion disruption, secondary and more severe injuries can also occur.
Even minor symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be extremely disruptive to your day-to-day life, diminishing your ability to perform routine tasks at home or at work. In more severe cases, your injuries can prevent you from returning to work, limiting or, with the worst TBI’s, eliminating your earning potential.
Some TBIs are so catastrophic that they either result in the need for comprehensive 24/7 care or death. Receiving fair compensation from negligent parties who were responsible for the accident becomes a more urgent and immediate need.
Cases We Handle
In the United States, the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (almost 50%) is falling. An experienced attorney can examine the details of your case and determine who was at fault for your fall take appropriate action.
In addition to falls, the other common causes of accident-related TBIs we see at Robert Wilson & Associates include:
- Automobile accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Physical assault
- Workplace accidents
- Sports-related accidents
Minnesota is a no-fault state, which means that even if you were partially responsible for your car accident or other accident that caused your TBI, you are still eligible for partial recovery.
That’s why it’s important to contact a personal injury as soon as possible following your accident so they can begin to determine fault in your accident and to build your case accordingly.
Any type of brain injury has the potential to cause debilitating pain and can prevent you from being able to complete daily tasks and job duties. If another party caused your brain injury, you should not allow this to go unpunished.
At Robert Wilson & Associates, we are dedicated to helping TBI victims fight for the financial assistance they need to cover their injury-related expenses, and we are ready to put our experience to work for you today.
For victims and their families alike, TBIs can be devastating. Along with having your life upended, you may also be facing stacks of unpaid medical bills and loss of income or future earning potential. The time to act is now.
If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI, the Minnesota traumatic brain injury lawyers of Robert Wilson & Associates can help you take action against the person or party responsible for your losses.
Our legal team is dedicated to fighting for you. We will not rest until we recover the compensation you deserve. We never back down from a fight and we never accept a settlement amount that is less than what you’re entitled to.
For information on your legal rights and options as a brain injury victim, contact our offices today at (612) 334-3444 and schedule a free consultation.