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Traumatic Brain Injuries

Rapid City Brain Injury Attorneys

Managing Difficult TBI Lawsuits & Claims

doctor looking at computer images of a brain injurySuing someone who caused your brain damage is a delicate affair. They are bound to be highly defensive and try to avoid any blame because they know they made a terrible, life-changing mistake. If you are not ready to navigate the situation, then you could be headed straight for complex litigation.

Before your case develops any further, come to Whiting Hagg Hagg Dorsey & Hagg in Rapid City. Our traumatic brain injury (TBI) attorneys in Rapid City have the skills and experience needed to confidently file a brain injury claim. Ideally, we will be able to secure a settlement that pays for all of your damages, but we are willing to go to court when needed.

Find out more about how to manage a TBI case by dialing (605) 519-6136 now and speaking to our brain injury lawyers in Rapid City, SD.

How Do TBIs Occur?

A traumatic brain injury can occur due to a violent accident, suffocation, exposure to a dangerous substance, and many other scenarios. No matter why your brain injury happened, you can trust our legal team to manage your case. We have the investigative abilities and network of outside experts needed to get to the bottom of any brain injury, figure out why it happened, and determine who should be held liable for the resulting damages.

Many brain injury cases involve clients who were hurt due to a:

Types of Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can range from mild to severe and can have long-lasting effects on a person's physical and cognitive abilities. It's important to understand the different types of brain injuries in order to properly diagnose and treat them. Our Rapid City brain injury attorneys have experience dealing with all types of brain injuries, including:

  • Concussions: A mild traumatic brain injury that is usually caused by a blow to the head or a violent shake of the head and can cause temporary loss of consciousness, confusion, and headaches.
  • Contusions: A bruise on the brain that can cause bleeding and swelling and can result from a direct impact to the head.
  • Coup-contrecoup: When the brain is injured on both sides of the brain due to a forceful impact to the head.
  • Diffuse Axonal: A serious brain injury that occurs when the brain moves back and forth in the skull, causing tears in the brain's nerve tissues.
  • Penetrating: When an object penetrates the skull and brain, causing damage to the brain tissue.

If you or a loved one has suffered any type of brain injury, it's important to seek medical attention and legal advice as soon as possible. Our experienced attorneys can help you navigate the legal process and fight for the compensation you deserve.

How Much Compensation Do You Get for a TBI?

You are probably wondering who much compensation you can get for your traumatic brain injury claim. It is natural to wonder about the amount because it will play a huge role in your future comfort. Unfortunately, there is no perfect method to predict how much compensation you can get. Every case is different, and that includes its value.

What we can tell you is that our team is dedicated to getting you as much compensation for your TBI claim as possible. We pursue the largest amount by calculating your past and future damages carefully and then examining how many insurance policies we can file against.

How Long Does a TBI Settlement Take?

A settlement can take more than a year to reach in the average personal injury case. A brain injury case is anything but average, though. The defendant will probably put up as a large fight as they can manage. We will likely need to counter with strong evidence and arguments from experts, like a neurologist who can explain the severity of your brain injury.

When everything is considered, it might be more than a year to settle your case. Like its value, we cannot promise you when it will settle, and you should beware of any law firm that does. Instead, we can do everything we can to keep your case moving along without delays, so you get closer to a financial recovery sooner.

Who Pays for a TBI Settlement or Award?

It would be impossible for most individuals to pay for the damages owed to a TBI claimant. Who pays for your damages, then, if your case ends in your favor? The insurance companies we filed against will pay. For example, if you were hurt in an auto accident, then we can file against the driver’s auto insurance policy. Or if you were hurt on someone else’s property, then we might be able to file against their homeowners’ insurance.

Recovering from a Brain Injury: Steps to Take

At Whiting Hagg & Dorsey LLP, our experienced attorneys understand the challenges and complexities of brain injury cases. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, it is important to take the right steps to protect your legal rights and ensure the best possible outcome for your recovery.

Here are some steps to take if you have suffered a brain injury:

  • Seek medical attention immediately: Brain injuries can be life-threatening and require urgent medical attention. Even if symptoms appear mild, it is important to seek medical evaluation to rule out any serious complications.
  • Document everything: Keep track of all medical records, bills, and other documentation related to your injury. This information will be important in building a strong case for compensation.
  • Contact an experienced brain injury attorney: Working with an experienced attorney who has handled brain injury cases can help you navigate the legal process and ensure that your rights are protected. Our attorneys have over 150 years of combined experience in handling brain injury cases and will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.
  • Focus on your recovery: Brain injuries can have long-term effects on your physical, emotional, and cognitive health. It is important to focus on your recovery and follow all medical recommendations to maximize your chances of a full recovery.

Combined 150+ Years of Experience at Your Service

We can take care of your case from start to finish, so you don’t need to add any more stress into your life while pursuing compensation. It all begins by reaching out to our Rapid City brain injury lawyers at your next opportunity. We are standing by to hear from new and returning clients, just as you would expect from a law firm with so much experience and such a strong reputation for caring about our communities.

Contact our firm today. We look forward to hearing from you.

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