Charleston, WV Head Injuries Attorney
Brain or head injuries can include any injury that causes lasting or persistent physical or mental impairment. In most cases, such as a concussion, the symptoms of a traumatic head injury can generally subside after a period of time. Serious head injuries, on the other hand, can require costly medical intervention and, in severe cases, cause permanent damage.
Whether open or closed head injuries, no matter the severity, if your head injury was caused by the negligence or malicious action of another individual, you may want to contact a Charleston WV head injuries attorney to initiate legal action. At the Love Law Firm in Charleston, we’ll work closely with you, one-on-one, and we’ll use our extensive personal injury experience to pursue compensation and hold the responsible party(s) accountable.
Causes of Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and other head injuries can be caused by a myriad of factors. Some of the most common causes of head injuries include car and truck accidents, bicycle accidents, and motorcycle accidents. Especially if the rider is not wearing a helmet, the blunt force trauma that ensues can easily cause permanent damage and even death.
However, road accidents are not the only cause of brain injuries, as these injuries can just as easily occur from other situations, such as:
- Falling objects and work-related accidents. This type of head injury generally occurs at work, such as at construction sites or other hazardous environments. A head injury lawsuit can arise if, for example, an employer didn’t make hard-hat postings visible in potentially dangerous areas.
- Medical malpractice. Many severe head injuries unfortunately occur due to the negligence or wrongful actions conducted by a medical professional. Medical malpractice can take the form of birth injuries, surgical errors, substandard care, failed diagnosis or treatment, strokes, and others.
- The use of a defective product. Defective design, negligent manufacture, and other product liability issues can easily cause a head injury. A common example could be an airbag that didn’t deploy or a machine or tool that malfunctioned near your head.
- Slips and falls. Often clumped with premises liability, if a landowner, employer, or another individual is not taking proper safety measures and a fall occurs, resulting in head injury, that person could be liable for the head injury.
Seeking Legal Action for a Head Injury
Brain injury is a major cause of disability in the United States, and every year, nearly 1.4 million people suffer some form of traumatic brain injury. Many of these cases are unfortunate, unavoidable, and unpredictable accidents where another person is not responsible for the injury. On the other hand, many head injury cases are the result of negligence, unlawful actions, or the wrongdoing of another individual or an “entity” (corporation or business, for example).
If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury, you are probably aware of the massive expenses and financial damages involved. Therefore, when the injury is caused by another party, pursuing a personal injury lawsuit can help you recover financial damages, such as:
- Long-term medical care
- Lost wages
- Psychiatric care
- Travel expenses for medical care
- And, if necessary, support services for the victim’s family or funeral expenses
Calling a Charleston WV Head Injuries Attorney
At the Love Law Firm, founding attorney Charles M. Love has helped numerous individuals pursue a personal injury claim. We understand how emotionally difficult and stressful these cases can be for victims and their families, and for this reason, we underline the importance of communication, compassion, and integrity when leading your personal injury case.
No matter the head injury severity or the depth of the financial damages you suffered (or are suffering), Charleston personal injury attorney Charles M. Love can assure diligent legal representation and a no-stones-unturned approach. We will always put your interests at the forefront of our legal strategy. For a free consultation, you can call our Charleston, WV, law office at (304) 344-5683 today.