Brain Injuries

Crown Point Brain Injury Attorneys

Fighting for Brain Injury Victims in Crown Point, IN

A brain injury can have profound impacts on an individual's quality of life, often leading to long-term complications that may interfere with daily living. They can result in physical disabilities, cognitive impairments, emotional instability, or behavioral changes. 

If you sustained a brain injury while at work or because of someone else’s negligence, you have a right to compensation. At Alvarez Law Offices, we understand the complexities and challenges associated with brain injuries, and we are committed to providing our clients with comprehensive and compassionate legal support. Our Crown Point brain injury lawyers can assist you with a personal injury or workers’ compensation claim and will fight to get you the full and fair compensation you deserve. With over $1 billion recovered for our clients and more than 200 years of combined legal experience, we have the skills, connections, and resources needed to successfully navigate these cases, and you will pay no fees unless we win.

We are here for you during this difficult time and are happy to help you understand your legal options. Schedule a free consultation today by calling (219) 300-5204 or contacting us online.

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Why Are Brain Injuries So Serious?

Damage to the brain can lead to a cascade of physical, cognitive, and emotional impairments. Physical disabilities can include difficulty in walking, poor balance, or even paralysis. Cognitive impairments can alter memory, concentration, and the ability to understand and express language. Emotional changes can manifest in depression, anxiety, mood swings, or impulsive behavior. Each of these effects can lead to a decline in the quality of life and necessitate long-term care and rehabilitation.

The financial consequences of a brain injury are often significant and burdensome. Initially, the victim will need to deal with medical costs related to the immediate treatment of the injury, which can involve emergency care, surgeries, and hospitalization. Medical expenses will frequently continue to mount even after the victim leaves the hospital, though. Many individuals with brain injuries require ongoing rehabilitation services, including physical, speech, and occupational therapy. In some cases, they may need to modify their homes or vehicles to accommodate their physical limitations.

The financial burden extends beyond direct medical costs. Many individuals with brain injuries may be unable to return to work, either temporarily or permanently, leading to a loss of income. At the same time, their needs may require that a family member reduce their work hours or leave their job entirely to become a caregiver.

If you or a loved one recently suffered a brain injury and you are concerned about how you will cover all these costs, know that you are not alone. Our Crown Point brain injury attorneys can help you get the compensation you are entitled to under the law. 

We've Recovered Billions for Clients

  • $15 Million Semi-Truck Accident
  • $8.5 Million Semi-Truck Accident
  • $4 Million Steel Mill Explosion
  • $3.55 Million Injured Tradesmen/Steelworker
  • $3 Million Prescription Medical Defect
  • $2.5 Million Amputation in Illinois

What Types of Accidents Cause Brain Injuries?

Brain injuries can stem from a wide array of accidents and incidents, many of which are caused by negligence. It is important to understand that any blow to the head has the potential to cause a brain injury. Many brain injuries are caused by:

  • Bicycle Accidents

    Bicyclists can sustain a brain injury if they hit their heads against a hard surface in an accident, such as a collision with a vehicle or a fall from the bike. These impacts can cause the brain to move within the skull, resulting in bruising, bleeding, or swelling. Helmets can reduce the risk, but they do not eliminate it entirely.

  • Bus Accidents

    Despite the presence of safety measures within most buses, the sheer force of the impact in severe accidents can still result in significant brain injuries. Passengers may be jolted or thrown around within the vehicle, potentially causing their heads to strike hard surfaces such as windows, seats, or other passengers.

  • Car Accidents

    In any automobile collision, occupants of the vehicle can be thrown forward, leading to the head striking against the dashboard, windshield, or side windows. Even in cases where an occupant avoids physical impact, the abrupt deceleration can still cause violent brain movements.

  • Motorcycle Accidents

    Motorcyclists are particularly prone to traumatic brain injuries due to their vulnerability and exposure. Unlike other motorists, motorcyclists lack the protective shell of a vehicle, making them susceptible to direct impact with other automobiles, objects, or the roadway itself. During an accident, motorcyclists may be thrown off their bikes, often leading to their heads striking the ground or other hard surfaces. Even when wearing a helmet, the force of such an impact can cause the brain to move violently within the skull.

  • Pedestrian Accidents

    Pedestrians frequently bear the brunt of collisions with vehicles. In these accidents, pedestrians are often thrown onto the ground or against other objects, resulting in their heads slamming into hard surfaces.

  • Premises Liability Incidents

    “Premises liability” refers to a property owner’s legal obligation to maintain a reasonably safe environment. When they negligently fail to address hazards that they knew or should have known about, visitors can potentially suffer significant injuries, including brain injuries. Common examples include slips and falls caused by wet floors, uneven surfaces, or broken stairs.

  • Truck Accidents

    Even at relatively low speeds, the force of impact from a truck can be significantly greater than that from a smaller vehicle. This force can result in occupants in the smaller vehicle being thrown violently, increasing the risk of a brain injury.

  • Work Accidents

    Work-related accidents have the potential to cause brain injuries. In inherently dangerous industries like construction, workers are routinely exposed to considerable risks such as falls from significant heights, being struck by falling objects, equipment failures, or accidents involving heavy machinery, all of which can cause serious head injuries. For instance, a worker can suffer a brain injury from a fall from a ladder, scaffold, or roof if they hit their head on a hard surface. Similarly, falling tools or materials from above can strike a worker's head, causing direct trauma to the brain.

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Compensation for Brain Injury Victims in Indiana

When your brain injury is the result of negligence, you have the right to pursue a personal injury claim against the responsible party and seek compensation for damages. In most cases, you will have two years from the date of the accident to file your lawsuit in Indiana. Our Crown Point brain injury lawyers can provide dedicated legal assistance to help you claim appropriate compensation for economic and non-economic damages.

Our team at Alvarez Law Offices will work to get you just compensation for all losses, including:

  • Past, current, and future medical costs
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Lost income
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium

If you sustained a brain injury at work, you cannot generally file a personal injury claim, no matter who was at fault for the accident. The exception is if the negligence of a third party – someone who is unaffiliated with your employer – caused your injury. Otherwise, you will need to seek workers’ compensation benefits, which cover medical expenses and some of your lost wages. We understand the complexities of work-related brain injuries and are equipped to provide the necessary legal support to ensure you receive appropriate compensation.

Do not wait to discuss your case with our Crown Point brain injury attorneys! Call (219) 300-5204 or contact us online today.

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