A traumatic brain injury is devastating and usually has life long impacts for the victim and his or her loved ones. According to the Centers for Disease Control, roughly 1.7 million people suffer from traumatic brain injuries and the debilitating symptoms that they cause. The personal injury attorneys at Lebowitz & Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers have over twenty years of experience evaluating head injury cases and representing victims throughout the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., areas. Our team treats each client with the compassion and attention that they deserve.Seek Recovery for Your Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury can occur as a result of car accidents, boating accidents, pedestrian accidents, and other events. In a personal injury case, the plaintiff must prove that the defendant acted negligently. Negligence includes four elements: duty, breach, causation, and damages. To establish the first two elements, the plaintiff must show that the defendant owed the plaintiff a duty of care and failed to act according to that standard. In general, the duty of care requires each person to act with the same ordinary care and skill that a reasonably prudent person would use in the same or similar circumstances. In the context of a pedestrian accident, for example, the duty of care requires the defendant to operate his or her vehicle in a reasonable manner when passing pedestrians along the street or when allowing pedestrians to cross at crosswalks. Next, the plaintiff must show that the defendant’s failure to act according to the standard of care was the direct cause of the plaintiff’s injuries.Obtain Compensation for Your Injuries
The final element of negligence requires the plaintiff to show that he or she has suffered damages as a result of the defendant’s negligence. In a traumatic brain injury case, the symptoms that the victim experiences are often difficult to detect and diagnose, and sometimes do not manifest until weeks or months after the accident. As a result, it is critical to seek medical attention as soon as possible if you think you have suffered a traumatic brain injury. Examples of the types of damages that may be available to you include medical expenses, physical therapy, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity. Brain injuries often require the victim to miss a substantial period of work, or prevent the victim from returning to his or her original occupation. This can create a significant burden for the victim and his or her family.Brain Injury Lawyers Serving Clients Across Maryland
The accident lawyers at Lebowitz & Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers represent clients throughout the state of Maryland, and we understand the catastrophic impact that traumatic brain injuries can have on the victim and his or her family. We have helped numerous people obtain the compensation they need to cover their medical expenses and to help their family through such a difficult time. Our attorneys have experience consulting with seasoned medical professionals, like neuropsychiatrists and neurologists, to help us evaluate your case and to understand the scope of your injury. We know that a head injury case often includes long-term medical repercussions, and that part of the compensation you seek should include those expenses. If you or someone you love has suffered serious harm as a result of someone else’s carelessness, contact Lebowitz & Mzhen Personal Injury Lawyers today either online or by calling us at (410) 654-3600 or toll-free at (800) 654-1949.