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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen anywhere in Woodbury—in an accident on I-494, a slip and fall at a Valley Creek Plaza business, or a collision on a HealthEast Sports Center athletic field, for example.
No matter where TBIs occur, however, they consistently cause severe disruption in the lives of the injured individuals, preventing them from working, going to school, or simply going about their normal day-to-day.
If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury in Woodbury for which someone else’s careless decisions or actions are to blame, then you may have the right to receive compensation.
Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers in Woodbury can help you explore your rights and options. Call our Woodbury office today at (651) 815-0017 for a free consultation.
Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers represent clients throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin. Our mission is to secure compensation to help our clients recover and rebuild after suffering severe injuries because of someone else’s wrongful decisions or actions.
We are a law firm that puts clients first. Our attorneys and legal professionals live and work in the communities we serve. We understand the hardships our clients face, and tailor every action we take on their behalf to meet their individualized needs. Past clients of Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers give our team praise for how it managed their cases with skill, compassion, and professionalism.
We also have a strong track record for getting results in traumatic brain injury cases. Of course, we cannot promise the same results in future cases we handle. But, our reputation as tough, diligent trial lawyers routinely helps us secure top-dollar compensation for the individuals we represent.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a TBI happens when a “blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury ... disrupts the normal function of the brain.”
An impact can cause the rapid acceleration or deceleration of the head, which can force the brain to move back and forth, side to side, in a twisting motion, or to deform inside the skull. These sudden movements can damage nerve fibers and brain tissue, and may lead to harmful bleeding and swelling.
Traumatic brain injuries account for about 30 percent of all accidental injury deaths in the United States every year. At any given time, millions of Americans suffer temporary and permanent disabilities due to brain injuries, including roughly 100,000 Minnesotans, according to the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance (MBIA).
Doctors classify traumatic brain injuries as mild, moderate, or severe based upon observations of the patient immediately after the injury happens, as well as on diagnostic imaging of the brain (when available).
No matter what a doctor’s initial classification, any brain injury can take a devastating toll on the victim by causing debilitating and long-lasting symptoms.
Individuals suffering from traumatic brain injuries may appear normal on the outside (and even a brain scan may look normal), but their outward appearance may not reflect the internal difficulties they confront.
A TBI can cause a victim to experience a wide array of disruptive symptoms that may develop, evolve, or come and go over time.
Common TBI symptoms include:
Infants and young children with brain injuries can’t always articulate their symptoms.
Therefore, watch for:
Common events causing traumatic brain injury include:
Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers represents Woodbury-area victims of traumatic brain injuries in legal actions seeking compensation for the harm they have suffered. Our team works closely with TBI sufferers and their families to develop and execute individualized legal strategies designed to secure maximum compensation from anyone whose dangerous actions caused their injury.
The steps we take for our Woodbury TBI clients may include:
We invite anyone in Woodbury who has suffered a TBI to contact our team to learn how we may help with pursuing compensation for your injuries and losses.
People who contact the Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers often have lots of questions about their rights. Here are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions our team receives. For more detailed answers to questions specific to your TBI case, you can always contact our team for a free consultation.
The best way to find out if you have legal rights to sue for compensation after suffering a TBI is to speak with an experienced brain injury lawyer in Woodbury.
Meanwhile, the general concept is this: You may sue for damages if anyone’s unreasonably dangerous decisions or actions played a role in hurting you. Or, to put it another way, if you think someone else could, and should, have done something to prevent your TBI (even if your own actions played a role in what happened), then you may seek compensation through a lawsuit.
We understand if that sounds a little open-ended, so don't assume you cannot seek compensation.
Instead, contact us to find out if you can seek damages.
Time was, people thought that “getting your bell rung” or taking a hit that made you see stars just came with the territory if you played sports. Back then, coaches would tell their young players to shake off a concussion the same way you might walk (or skate) off a twisted ankle or a dead leg.
Those days, however, are long gone—in theory. Today, everyone in youth and scholastic sports understands (or at least, should understand) they need to take concussions seriously. Suffering one concussion raises the risk of suffering a second. Concussion symptoms can last a long time and interfere with a young person’s development and ability to learn. Evidence suggests repeated concussions—or just microtrauma—in youth, high school, and college athletics may lead to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative and deadly brain disease.
Schools and sports leagues statewide have adopted concussion protocols to keep athletes safe. Failure to follow those protocols, or to take other, basic, reasonable precautions against exposing athletes to unnecessary and dangerous impacts, may result in those institutions and their employees facing legal liability to injured athletes and their families for damages.
Every case is different, and there are no guarantees.
However, as a general proposition, suing for damages after someone else’s wrongful actions cause a TBI could result in a settlement or award of:
The amount of compensation that may fall into these categories tends to vary based on the severity of a person’s TBI and the impact its symptoms have on the victim’s life. The victim’s actual ability to obtain that compensation can also depend on the skill, experience, and reputation of the victim’s lawyer, and the financial resources of the at-fault party.
Nothing upfront, and nothing unless we get you results.
We offer a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation to anyone who wants to speak with a member of our team about their TBI-related legal rights. We will never charge you a penny for reaching out to us to learn about your options for seeking compensation.
If we take a case involving a client who suffered a TBI in Woodbury, then we virtually always do so on a contingent fee basis. Unlike some lawyers, we do not charge fees up-front, and we do not bill our TBI clients an hourly rate. Instead, we collect a fee from any money we succeed in securing for our client. We only get paid, in other words, if our clients get paid.
Even a minor traumatic brain injury can cause major strain, expense, and difficulty in a victim’s life. The experienced Woodbury brain injury attorneys at Nicolet Law Accident & Injury Lawyers can help secure compensation to help a TBI sufferer adapt and rebuild from an injury.
724 Bielenberg Drive
Woodbury, MN 55125
Phone: (651) 815-0017