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In Oregon, the legal landscape surrounding personal injury and compensation can be intricate, and timing is critical. Our attorneys are well-versed in state-specific statutes and insurance companies' policies, including the crucial deadlines for filing brain injury claims. We leverage our experience to build compelling cases for our clients, ensuring that all aspects of your injury and its impacts are thoroughly represented.

At Siefman Law LLC, we understand a brain injury's devastating impact on your life. We know that while you focus on healing, the last thing you need is to navigate the complex legal system alone. Our goal is to secure the maximum compensation for your case. Reach out for a free consultation today.

Compensation Available for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims

When a traumatic brain injury is a result of another person's negligence, victims may be entitled to compensation. Damage can cover various expenses and losses acquired as a result of the injury:

Medical Expenses: This compensation covers costs for the treatment and rehabilitation of a brain injury, including hospital bills, medication, therapy sessions, and any other necessary medical procedures, including future medical care.

Lost Wages: This compensates for the income the victim lost due to their inability to work or reduced capacity to work as a result of the injury. It also covers future income loss if the victim cannot return to work or has to switch jobs.

Pain and Suffering: This compensates for the physical pain and emotional distress experienced by the brain injury victim. It includes physical discomfort, mental anguish, stress, and reduced quality of life.

Chronic Pain: Traumatic brain injury often results in chronic pain that can linger long after the injury has healed. This pain can reduce a victim's quality of life, making it difficult to work or even perform simple tasks.

Wrongful Death: In unfortunate cases where a TBI leads to death, the family members may pursue a wrongful death claim. This type of claim compensates for losing a loved one's companionship and financial support. It might also cover funeral and burial costs and medical expenses incurred before the victim's passing.

Filling a traumatic brain injury claim involves determining all related expenses from the accident. Our lead attorney, Jeff Siefman, can assist you in filing a claim against insurance companies and represent you in court.

How a Portland Brain Injury Attorney Can Help

Navigating the legal system after a TBI can be complex, and brain injury lawyers can prove invaluable. Here are some ways we can help:

Legal Guidance: An Oregon brain injury lawyer can guide you through the complex legal system and help you understand your rights and the best course of action to take in your situation.

Case Preparation: A traumatic brain injury attorney can help gather the necessary evidence, handle paperwork, and prepare a strong case to prove negligence and establish liability.

Representation in Court: If your case goes to trial, a Portland brain injury lawyer can represent and advocate for your rights before a judge or jury.

Proving Fault in Brain Injury Cases: Proving fault in brain injury cases can be challenging. A skilled attorney can gather evidence and expert testimony to build a strong brain injury claim that demonstrates fault.

Statute of Limitations in Oregon

In Oregon, personal injury cases can be filed within two years from the date of the injury. This means a victim has a two-year window to file a lawsuit against the party responsible for their injury. It's crucial to consult a knowledgeable brain injury attorney as soon as possible after the accident to ensure all deadlines are met.

Moderate and Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries

Moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries can manifest various symptoms, some of which may not be immediately evident. Common signs of a traumatic brain injury include dizziness, headaches, confusion, memory loss, and changes in mood or behavior. More severe cases may present slurred speech, difficulty walking, or convulsions.

Cognitive symptoms associated with a traumatic brain injury may include difficulty concentrating and impaired functioning. On the other hand, behavioral and emotional symptoms may involve irritability, depression, social withdrawal, personality changes, and difficulty processing emotions.

Physical symptoms can range from loss of consciousness and severe headaches to changes in sleep patterns, sensitivity to light, and blurred vision.

Common Causes of Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries are complex and life-altering events that can leave victims and their families facing a daunting path to recovery. The causes of injury are crucial for seeking proper compensation.

Car Accidents

Car accidents are a leading cause of traumatic injuries, often resulting from high-speed collisions or rollovers. The impact of a car accident often leads to a traumatic brain injury. In high-speed collisions, the brain can collide with the skull, causing bruising or bleeding in the brain. Even in accidents where the head isn't directly hit, the force of the collision can lead to brain trauma.

Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can cause severe brain injuries due to the size and weight of the vehicles involved. The types of traumatic brain injuries range from mild to severe. Speed plays a significant role in the severity of injuries in truck accidents, as higher speeds increase the impact, resulting in more severe brain injuries.

Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents frequently lead to traumatic brain injuries, especially when pedestrians are struck by vehicles traveling at high speeds. Brain injuries from pedestrian accidents can range from mild concussions to more severe injuries that can result in permanent brain damage, mobility problems, coma, and even death.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents are common, often overlooked, accidents caused by hazardous conditions that go unnoticed or unaddressed, such as wet floors, uneven surfaces, poor lighting, or cluttered walkways. When a person slips or trips and falls, the impact can cause a jarring motion of the head, leading to a traumatic brain injury.

Types of Traumatic Brain Injury

The type of traumatic brain injury determines how victims and their families navigate the road to recovery. Brain injuries are categorized as acquired brain injury and traumatic brain injury.

Acquired Brain Injuries

Acquired brain injuries are medical conditions that happen after birth. The primary causes of acquired brain injuries include trauma, strokes, oxygen deprivation, and brain infections. In the context of swimming pool accidents, for example, brain injury occurs due to a lack of oxygen (hypoxia) or a complete absence of oxygen (anoxia) in the brain.

When the brain is deprived of oxygen for a long period, cells begin to die, which can result in irreversible brain damage.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

A Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a sudden blow to the head, resulting in temporary or permanent brain damage. Many traumatic brain injuries occur due to falls and vehicle collisions.

The potential symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include hormonal changes, nervous system dysfunction, depression, mood swings, lack of empathy, insomnia, sensory problems, physical or mental disability, extended periods of unconsciousness or amnesia, and severe headaches.

Traumatic brain injury cases often turn victims' lives upside down, requiring intensive medical care and a huge financial toll. Our law offices are experienced with many traumatic brain injuries caused by other's negligence, and we can provide legal help to injured accident victims.

Diffuse Axonal Brain Injury

Diffuse axonal brain injuries involve widespread damage to the brain’s nerves, causing the brain to shift or rotate inside the skull. Indications of diffuse axonal brain injuries may manifest as disorientation, impaired equilibrium, exhaustion, and nausea. Victims may also experience coma and paralysis.

Penetrating Head Injuries

These brain injuries occur when an object, such as shell fragments or car accident debris, pierces the skull and damages the brain, leading to severe complications.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

Finding good Portland brain injury lawyers can be a challenge, but we have a successful track record representing brain injury survivors in TBI settlements.

Our brain injury attorneys fight for victims to receive the financial losses they are entitled to. With Siefman Law LLC’s experience and dedication, traumatic brain injury victims can focus on healing while we confidently navigate the legal process and pursue compensation. Schedule a free consultation today.

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