Qualified Gulfport Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Ready to Win Your Case
Serving Clients in Biloxi and Pascagoula too
If you have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) following an accident, there is a lot you need to know. Understanding how to navigate the claims process can seem daunting, especially while trying to recover from a brain injury. You may be wondering who will pay for your injuries, time off work, property damage, etc. It’s crucial to concentrate on your recovery, which is why you should call a skilled Gulfport traumatic brain injury attorney right away.
First, and most importantly, you are not alone. Professional help is available in the greater Gulfport, Biloxi, and Pascagoula areas. There are top-notch medical professionals who can assist you through every stage of the recovery process.
Second, you may be entitled to a significant financial recovery. As you are undoubtedly learning, financial and non-financial costs can be substantial. Even if you expect to make a full recovery, you could easily incur tens – if not hundreds – of thousands of dollars in medical expenses and lost wages before you return to your normal life. Pain and suffering, emotional distress, and other non-financial losses are eligible for financial compensation in Mississippi as well – the economic value of these losses could very well exceed your direct financial harm.
Third, if you are entitled to financial recovery, it should cost you nothing out of pocket to recover the compensation you deserve. Your initial consultation with a Gulfport brain injury law firm should be free, and you should not be asked to pay anything unless you win just compensation. Your situation is challenging enough without wondering if your lawyer is treating you fairly. This form of contingency-fee representation ensures that your Gulfport brain injury attorney will always have your best interests in mind.
Personalized Service and Contingency-Fee Representation for Claims
At Smith & Holder, PLLC, our Gulfport brain injury lawyers provide experienced legal representation for accident victims diagnosed with traumatic brain injury. We take a personalized approach that ensures our clients receive the treatment they need and the compensation they deserve. And we do not charge any fees or costs unless we win.
Our experienced Gulfport TBI attorneys have experience in cases involving a variety of different types of accidents, and we represent individuals and families in cases involving all types of traumatic brain injuries. If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with any of the following (or if you simply have questions and would like to speak with an experienced Gulfport traumatic brain injury lawyer), we encourage you to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation:
- Coup-contrecoup injury,
- Diffuse axonal injury,
- Intracerebral hemorrhage,
- Penetrating brain injury,
- Skull fracture, and
- Subarachnoid hemorrhage
Even a seemingly minor brain injury can be serious and cause long-term problems. Don’t assume that your TBI is mild and that you don’t need medical treatment or representation by a skilled lawyer.
How Our Gulfport Brain Injury Law Firm Can Help
Pursuing a brain injury claim is complicated. You need an experienced legal advocate on your side who knows how best to proceed. When you retain Smith & Holder, PLLC, we will build the strongest case possible. We will immediately open an independent investigation, which includes:
- Gathering evidence that supports your claim;
- Identifying and pursuing all potentially liable parties;
- Compiling all your medical records and loss of earnings documentation;
- Determining the potential value of your claim;
- Hiring any necessary expert witnesses;
- Aggressively negotiating the best settlement possible;
- Meeting all legal deadlines; and
- Preparing your case for trial if unable to settle.
Don’t leave your case to chance. Your potential compensation is directly linked to the skill of your attorney. We have years of negotiation experience and can help you fight for the maximum compensation possible.
Frequently-Asked Questions (FAQs): Seeking Financial Compensation for TBI in Mississippi
Q: When can a person seek financial compensation for a traumatic brain injury?
The general rule for traumatic brain injury claims (and all other injury claims) is that you must be able to prove negligence or a product defect in order to recover financial compensation. From running a stop sign to failing to fix a broken railing, negligence can take various forms. Our Gulfport traumatic brain injury attorneys represent clients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries in all types of accidents, including:
- Vehicle accidents (car, truck, and motorcycle),
- Nursing home negligence and abuse,
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents,
- Premises-related accidents (slips, trips, and falls),
- Product-related accidents, and
- Sports accidents
We have a proven record of success with these types of TBI claims. We aren’t afraid to take your case to trial if warranted. We know the tactics insurance companies use to try and reduce their potential payout. We will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Q: What are the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?
The symptoms of traumatic brain injuries can vary depending upon the severity and nature of the damage caused. Potential symptoms for a minor case can include:
- Nausea, and
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
Signs of a potentially serious brain injury include:
- Loss of balance or coordination,
- Loss of consciousness,
- Memory loss,
- Mood swings,
- Persistent or severe headache,
- Visual impairments, and
If you are experiencing (or have experienced) any of these symptoms following an accident and you have not sought medical attention, you should do so immediately.
Q: How common are traumatic brain injuries?
Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that traumatic brain injuries are exceedingly common. According to the CDC:
“Every day, 166 people in the United States die from injuries that include TBI. Those who survive a TBI can face effects that last a few days or the rest of their lives. . . . In 2018, 223,050 people were hospitalized for TBI-related injuries and in 2019, 60,611 people died from TBI-related injuries.”
Q: What are the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries?
According to the CDC’s data, the two most common causes of traumatic brain injuries are all accident-related. These are:
- Falls and
- Motor vehicle collisions
TBI injuries resulting from falls account for nearly half of all TBI-related hospital visits, and they are particularly common among the elderly and children under the age of 17. Contact a Gulfport traumatic brain injury lawyer at Smith & Holder, PLLC, to discuss your case.
Q: What are the costs of treatment for TBI?
The costs of treatment for TBI are heavily-dependent upon the severity of a person’s injury. Common forms of treatment for TBI include:
- Pain medications,
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs),
- Anti-seizure medications,
- Physical therapy,
- Psychological therapy, and
- Occupational rehabilitation
Combined with the loss of income and the out-of-pocket costs associated with severe accident-related injuries, these costs can far exceed what most people can pay. This makes it vital for TBI victims to seek legal advice about filing a claim for just compensation.
Q: Can I seek financial compensation if my spouse, parent, or child has been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury?
Possibly. Depending upon the circumstances involved, you may be able to file a claim on behalf of your loved one. You may be entitled to compensation for your own financial and non-financial losses as well. Please contact our Gulfport traumatic brain injury law firm to schedule a free consultation or for more information. We serve the greater Gulfport, Biloxi, and Pascagoula areas.
Call an Experienced Gulfport Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one have been a victim, let a dedicated Gulfport traumatic brain injury lawyer from Smith & Holder, PLLC help you. To learn more about your legal rights in a free and confidential consultation, please call us or inquire online today. As an experienced injury legal team, we also have expertise in representing accident victims with other types of injury cases such as spinal cord injury and wrongful death claim. Our law office is located in Gulfport, Mississippi, and we are honored to serve Biloxi, Pascagoula, and all of Jackson and Harrison Counties with high-quality injury legal representation.