Brain injuries, and specifically traumatic brain injuries (TBI), are among the most serious types of harm that can result from accidents. If you or someone close to you has suffered a serious brain injury caused by an accident that was not your fault, you need to speak to an experienced Maryland brain injury lawyer who can assess the details of your case. At Burgos & Burgos, we have a great deal of experience handling brain injury claims for victims and their families following a car accident, an incident of medical malpractice, a slip and fall, or another debilitating event. We have represented people in many areas of Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, as well as Washington, D.C. Everyone on our staff is bilingual in Spanish and English.Pursuing Compensation for Brain Injuries
TBI is a brain injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. This type of injury can be a result of any force that penetrates, fractures, or causes a jolt or blow to the skull. It can be caused by the collision with the outside object, or it can be caused by the brain striking the inside of the skull. TBI is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. In fact, approximately 2.5 million people visit the emergency room each year for brain injuries. In addition, each day, about 153 people die from injuries that are related to TBI. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of TBI across the country. Being struck by or against an object is the second-leading cause of TBI, followed by motor vehicle accidents as third overall.
If you suffered a brain injury in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you should contact a brain injury attorney with experience helping Maryland and Washington, D.C. residents bring legal claims. Negligence happens when someone is injured due to another party’s failure to use reasonable care in their actions or omissions. Reasonable care refers to how a prudent or sensible person would act in the same or similar circumstances. To win in a negligence lawsuit, a plaintiff must produce evidence that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty to exercise a certain degree of care, the defendant breached that duty by failing to use reasonable care, and the defendant’s breach was a direct and proximate cause of the accident and the plaintiff’s brain injury.
TBI injuries can range in severity. In some cases, TBI victims may make a full recovery, while, in other cases, TBI victims may experience serious physical, cognitive, and behavioral problems. In the most severe instances, TBI may even lead to paralysis or blindness. These conditions can be costly to treat and can place a devastating burden on an entire family. Fortunately, Maryland law allows victims of brain injuries to recover economic and non-economic damages, such as medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, lost wages, loss of future wages, and any other losses related to the injury or condition. Each case is unique, and the amount of damages that a victim will be entitled to obtain will depend on their specific injury.Retain a Maryland Brain Injury Attorney to Fight for Your Rights
Brain injuries can have devastating consequences for a victim and those who depend on them. If you have suffered a brain injury in an accident, whether you were harmed by the negligence of a property owner or a hospital, we can help. At Burgos & Burgos, our attorneys have the determination and experience to handle your case. We are here to guide you through the legal process and support you in your recovery along every step of the way. Time is of the essence in these cases, so it is important to act quickly. We represent injured victims in Takoma Park, Silver Spring, Wheaton-Glenmont, and Hyattsville, as well as other areas in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties and in Washington, D.C. To talk about your case in more detail with a brain injury lawyer in Maryland, call us at (301) 681-1111 or contact us online.