According to the CDC, traumatic brain injury (TBI) is characterized by its upfront impact on the way that the brain works. It can lead to both short-term and long-term health complications, including disability and death. In 2019, an estimated 61,000 deaths were attributed to TBI, which translates to about 166 deaths per day. Brain injuries can be caused by accidents like falls, motor vehicle crashes, or firearm-related incidents. Some brain injuries are also due to medical mistakes.
Perhaps you’ve suffered a brain injury as a result of an accident, negligence, or medical malpractice and find yourself dealing with symptoms like memory loss, paralysis, or depression. Perhaps you’ve lost a loved one to a brain injury that you suspect was related to an accident, medical malpractice, or negligence. Either way, you’re going to need an experienced brain injury lawyer on your side. When you partner with the experienced brain injury attorneys at The Ruth Law Team, we will fight for fair compensation on your behalf.
The Ruth Law Team has over 40 years of experience reaching settlements in cases like yours. We represent you and your best interests. A brain injury can leave you unable to fight for the justice you deserve, but our talented and compassionate team is on your side.
If you were administered the wrong type or dose of medication during a procedure or ER doctors failed to diagnose and treat a stroke or heart attack, medical negligence could be to blame for your brain injury and resulting symptoms. The Ruth Law Team is ready to take on your case and fight for maximum compensation for your injuries so that you can focus on recovery.
Our experienced and compassionate brain injury attorneys will guide you through the process of negotiating a fair settlement and support you at every step of the way. Call us at (888) 783-8378 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation and learn more about our success in resolving cases like yours.
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Common Causes of Brain Injuries
The Ruth Law Team has a proven track record of providing outstanding service to clients who have suffered from a brain injury. One thing we’ve learned is that the right legal support is essential when fighting a negligent party that caused an injury to the brain.
We specialize in negotiating maximum compensation in cases like yours because we believe that you deserve justice. When you or your loved one suffer from a brain injury due to an accident, medical mistake, or breach of duty by a medical professional or facility, our talented and caring team will use every resource at our disposal to make it right. We’ll work to secure the compensation you need to cover your medical costs now and for ongoing treatment, as well.
There are two primary types of brain injury: Traumatic and non-traumatic. The first is related to concussions, hemorrhaging, and direct trauma, while the second occurs due to conditions like infections or lack of oxygen. Either type can result in serious short-term or long-term side effects, including:
- Cognitive impairment (issues with memory, concentration, or reasoning)
- Language impairment
- Mood swings
- Anxiety and/or depression
- Coordination and balance problems
- Vision and hearing problems
- Limb weakness
Brain injuries may also result in death. While some brain injuries stem from trauma such as a car accident or fall, others are due to medical mistakes. Even those that are related to accidents can be exacerbated by medical negligence or malpractice, such as:
- Failure to diagnose a heart attack, stroke, blood clot, pulmonary embolism, or other serious conditions
- Delayed diagnosis and treatment
- Failure to diagnose and address excessive bleeding
- Improper intubation
- Anesthesia errors
- Medication errors
- Surgical errors
Regardless of the cause of your brain injury, you may be left to cope with the consequences, which is why it’s so important to partner with a qualified and trusted brain injury attorney like the ones at The Ruth Law Team.
What Happens Next?
At The Ruth Law Team, our caring and experienced brain injury lawyers understand how overwhelming it can be to find yourself coping with a brain injury, while also fighting for compensation from the negligent party, medical professionals, or facilities to blame.
Our goal is to minimize stress so you can focus on the important work of recovery. We start with a simple, three-step process for working on your case and fighting to negotiate a fair settlement.
The first step is to collect all of the information we can that pertains to your case, including medical records and bills, witness statements, employment records for medical personnel named in the lawsuit (including prior complaints), and more. This will provide the basis for your claim and direct further research.
Next, we pursue leads to gather more in-depth evidence. We may approach medical experts to give their opinion on whether negligence or malpractice was committed, and to what extent. We may also speak to them about the severity of the brain damage and what it could mean for your or your loved one’s future. The more evidence our brain injury attorneys compile, the greater our leverage will be to negotiate your settlement.
Medical professionals, institutions, and insurance providers are no strangersto to claims of negligence. The seasoned professionals at The Ruth Law Team aren’t, either. We’ll use our expertise and extensive resources to pursue the best possible legal arguments so you can enjoy a fair settlement out of court or potentially receive maximum compensation at trial.
Insurance companies have the resources to delay and deny your claim for damages until you accept a pittance of what you’re due. We don’t think that’s right, which is why every brain injury lawyer on our team is committed to going above and beyond to secure a substantial settlement and get you the justice you deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions about Brain Injuries
You’re likely to feel overwhelmed when you suffer a brain injury that impacts your life or your family members’ lives. Before choosing a qualified brain injury attorney to help with your case, you may naturally have a laundry list of questions. The caring professionals at The Ruth Law Team are available 24/7 to address your concerns, starting with answers to a few questions that we hear most frequently.
If you want a chance at receiving the maximum compensation for your medical negligence or malpractice claim, you need an experienced attorney with a proven track record of successfully settling cases like yours. The Ruth Law Team has the knowledge, skill, and drive to aggressively fight for the compensation you deserve so you can focus on more important things, like recovery.
When you choose The Ruth Law Team, the answer is yes. We work on contingency, which means you never have to pay upfront for our legal services, and if you don’t get paid, we won’t see a dime. When we negotiate a settlement in your case, our fee will be deducted from the final number, so you pay nothing out-of-pocket. In addition to our commitment to getting justice for every client, this provides great motivation for us to try to secure a maximum settlement on your behalf.
Once you’ve confirmed a brain injury, if you suspect that medical negligence or malpractice is to blame, you need to start by collecting pertinent documents like medical records and billing statements. You may also want to start a journal about your experience, including information about who was present and/or involved in the incident, as well as your symptoms and details of your situation in the aftermath.
You should contact the qualified attorneys at The Ruth Law Team as soon as possible so we can evaluate your case, file your claim before the statute of limitations expires, and start working to secure a maximum settlement as quickly as possible.
Yes. Although the talented professionals at The Ruth Law Team always try to negotiate a settlement as quickly and efficiently as possible, there are going to be times when a settlement can’t be reached. In such cases, we are prepared to continue fighting to recover compensation in the courtroom setting.
The Ruth Law Team has over 40 years of experience successfully recovering compensation in cases like yours, whether we settle out of court or go to trial. Our lead trial attorney Eric Roslansky is board certified and has obtained more than $100 million in jury verdicts. Experience matters in a courtroom, and we are prepared to fight your or your family member’s brain injury case.
Laws regarding claims for personal injury compensation can vary from state to state, but typically, you can seek compensation for special damages (out-of-pocket expenses) and general damages (non-monetary) when you suffer a brain injury. Your settlement could include:
- Past medical costs
- Future medical costs
- Rehabilitation/physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
- Funeral expenses
- and more
Your brain injury lawyer can help to determine what types of damages you’re eligible to seek based on the particulars of your case.
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims varies by state. In Florida, the statute of limitations for a medical malpractice case is only 2 years from the date of injury, although in cases like a traumatic brain injury, where the harm may not be discovered immediately, the clock could start ticking when the injury is discovered. The same rules apply in Georgia. Minnesota requires that claims for medical malpractice be filed within 4 years of the date of discovery of the injury. Statutes vary on the type of action that caused the brain injury, so it is important to speak to an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Other negligence cases in Florida may have a statute of limitations of 4 years. It is best to speak to an experienced lawyer familiar with the statutes in your state. Don’t wait to consult with an attorney!
At The Ruth Law Team, we always put you and your best interests first. Our number one goal is to secure a fair settlement as expediently as possible, so you can get back to your life, but we also strive to minimize stress throughout the process. We’re available 24/7 to address your questions and concerns, and we’ll come to you at home, in the hospital, or at your location of choice, so you don’t have to lift a finger.
While we negotiate your settlement, you won’t be charged a dime, and we even offer assistance negotiating with doctors and hospitals to ensure that you won’t have to pay for needed care until a settlement is reached. We’ll use our considerable resources in an effort to get you the compensation you deserve.
Brain Injury Attorneys
For over 40 years, the talented and experienced professionals at The Ruth Law Team have delivered outstanding results in cases like yours. Our commitment to providing comprehensive services and exceptional customer care is designed to deliver the peace of mind you crave and the compensation you need to cover your costs now and in the future.
Our qualified team includes:
- Steven C. Ruth
- Eric D. Roslansky
- Jenna C. Ruth
- Jessica E. Shahady
- Amy A. Catledge
- Austin J. Grinder
- Alex H. Longo
With years of collective expertise and a strong dedication to helping you seek justice and fair compensation, our attorneys provide the best opportunities to secure the settlement you deserve.
Contact an Experienced Brain Injury Attorney
Whether you suffer from a traumatic or non-traumatic brain injury, the impact on your life can be dramatic. You may not be able to work or enjoy activities you once did, and you could face a long road to recovery.
The knowledgeable and experienced professionals at The Ruth Law Team understand your situation. We’re here to help. Don’t go it alone, and don’t wait to seek justice. You deserve the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your costs will be covered so that you can focus on recovery and get back to your life.
Brain Injury Lawyers in Florida, Georgia, and Minnesota
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