Madison Brain Injury Lawyers
Brain injuries can occur for many reasons and result in devastating changes to the lives we once knew. Both the victims and the families will have life-altering changes in their lives due to these severe injuries. So what can you do to help you and your family move forward? What options exist for those who have fallen victim to brain injuries? Are you eligible for compensation based on a severe brain injury that occurred?
Our team has worked with several clients and their families over the years to help them understand their options and put together an effective plan to navigate the new landscape of their life.
Call one of our Madison brain injury attorneys today at 608-448-6242 for a free case evaluation to learn how we can help you and your family.
Why Choose Pemberton Law as Your Brain Injury Attorney in Wisconsin
Brain injuries are among the most devastating and life-altering accidents an individual can endure. When faced with the long-term consequences of a brain injury, having the right legal representation becomes essential. Pemberton Personal Injury Law Firm stands as a beacon of hope and relentless advocacy for those navigating the complexities of brain injury claims.
A Record of Substantial Settlements: Our commitment to securing justice for our clients is unwavering. Pemberton Personal Injury Law Firm has a rich history of obtaining millions of dollars in settlements, a testament to our rigorous case preparation and unmatched dedication to every client.
Unparalleled Experience and Knowledge: With years of experience under our belt, our team is acutely aware of the intricate nuances and complexities associated with brain injuries in Wisconsin. We possess both the experience and depth of knowledge required to navigate these claims, ensuring you get the compensation you rightfully deserve.
Recognized and Respected: Our success isn’t just known among our clients. We have garnered respect within the legal community, with insurance companies, medical providers, and courts acknowledging our prowess. This reputation can significantly impact case negotiations and outcomes.
Client-Centric Representation: At Pemberton Law, we believe that understanding our client’s unique experiences and challenges is central to our representation. Our success isn’t built solely on our deep understanding of the judicial system. We prioritize getting to know our clients and their cases personally. This holistic approach allows us to craft strategies tailored to your specific needs, resulting in more effective representation.
A Track Record in Brain Injury Cases: Brain injuries come with their own set of medical, emotional, and financial challenges. Our lawyers are not only seasoned in legal practices but are also well-versed in the medical intricacies associated with brain injuries. Our robust knowledge ensures that we are equipped to advocate for the full extent of compensation you need for medical care, rehabilitation, and beyond.
Comprehensive Legal Support: From the onset of your claim until its resolution, we’re by your side. We provide full-spectrum legal support, including gathering evidence, consulting medical experts, and, if necessary, taking your case to court. Our dedication is unwavering, and we’re committed to fighting for your rights at every turn.
Choosing Pemberton Law means placing your trust in a team of compassionate, experienced, and resilient attorneys who are dedicated to securing justice for brain injury victims. If you or a loved one is grappling with the aftermath of a brain injury, don’t hesitate to contact us for a free consultation. Let Pemberton Law advocate for you, ensuring you receive the care, support, and compensation you need during this challenging time.
What Causes Brain Injuries?
There are many causes of brain injuries. From car accidents to slips and falls, our brain injury attorneys understand how these accidents tend to occur and how to identify negligence in these scenarios.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
One of the most common causes of traumatic brain injury is experiencing a car accident. Whether you hit your head on the windshield, the steering wheel, or other parts of the vehicle, this can lead to traumatic brain injury.
Motorcyclists and bicyclists are also subject to severe head trauma that can lead to brain injury. If they collide with a car or are thrown to the pavement with or without a helmet, it can lead to a severe brain injury.
Work environments and job sites often contain a high risk of injury, especially in industries such as construction. Falling objects are also a common cause of severe brain injuries. Tree branches, equipment, and other foreign bodies can slam into the head, causing brain damage and other injuries.
Slip and Fall
Slips, trips, and falls are common causes of brain injury due to negligence. Public areas with known hazards or unkempt maintenance practices can quickly become real risks for innocent pedestrians, shoppers, and others. When someone fails to properly warn others of potential dangers, you can hold the property owner liable in a personal injury lawsuit.
Are All Brain Injuries The Same?
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, more than 5.3 million people in the United States currently suffer from permanent brain injury. However, the severity of these injuries can vary greatly depending on the part of the brain affected, what treatment the individual receives, and the force of impact that caused the trauma.
Brain injuries are classified as mild, moderate, and severe traumatic brain injury (“TBI”). Some symptoms can cross over to another category, but the basic types are briefly discussed below.
Mild TBI can mean that the patient is exhibiting memory loss or loss of consciousness. Their CT scans and MRIs may come back with a clear result rather than show any damage to the brain. This can cause several TBIs to be missed or misdiagnosed. It is essential to discuss with your doctor the symptoms that you are feeling to make sure your diagnosis is consistent with your symptoms.
Moderate TBI symptoms typically are loss of consciousness for up to 24 hours, loss of memory for several days (up to weeks and even months), and abnormal scan results.
Severe TBI characteristics are unconsciousness or coma for more than 24 hours, loss of memory that can become permanent rather than temporary, and abnormal scan results that can show brain lesions, nerve damage, loss of white matter, and more.
What Are Common Symptoms Of A Brain Injury?
Brain injuries affect patients differently based on the severity of the injury and the cause. The symptoms can range from physical symptoms such as headache, dizziness, vomiting, sensitivity to light, seizures, numbness, or tingling, and more to emotional symptoms. Common emotional symptoms are temper outbursts, anxiety and depression, mood swings, and more.
Cognitive symptoms also appear either immediately for the patient or shortly after the injury. These can include difficulty concentrating, confusion, memory deficits, brain fog, and more.
Persistent Post-Concussion Syndrome
Sometimes, a brain injury patient, despite suffering a relatively “minor” brain injury or concussion, will continue to suffer persistent symptoms for long after the initial injury. When this happens, it can be incredibly disruptive to the individual’s life, causing difficulties in jobs, relationships, and normal daily activities for months or even years to come.
If your brain injury resulted in such harm, you should know that the compensation you pursue in a brain injury claim may include the long-term damage you experience and not just your immediate medical expenses after the accident.
Am I Entitled To Compensation?
If you or a loved one feel that a brain injury was caused due to another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. You can work with your experienced Wisconsin injury attorney to determine whether or not you have the ability to prove negligence, and if so, you may have a compensation opportunity.
What Can I Obtain Compensation For?
If you suffered a brain injury, you’ll likely have a long list of expenses related to your accident. These might include medical bills, surgeries, hospitalization, and medications. You may also pursue compensation for lost wages and income, pain and suffering, and psychiatric or mental health care related to your injury. If you can no longer work at the same level that you once were and now have limited earning capacity, this may also be something that a Wisconsin brain injury lawyer can help you obtain compensation for.
Contact a Madison, WI, Brain Injury Lawyer Today
We have worked with many families over the years to help them pick up the pieces and carry on with the next chapter in life after brain injury. Life may look different than it did before the injury, but if there is a way to help you avoid financial distress on top of the trauma that a severe brain injury can bring to a family, we will do our best to help you move forward.
Pemberton Personal Injury Law Firm
5609 Medical Cir #4
Madison, WI 53719