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We Can Help You Get Fair Compensation for Your Traumatic Brain Injury

A brain injury or traumatic brain injury is one of the most catastrophic wounds a person can suffer due to its life-altering consequences. Brain injuries take a physical, financial, and psychological toll on victims, with many being unable to return to the life they had before the injury. Thankfully, brain injury victims are eligible for compensation if the other person’s negligence led to their wound.

At Goodman Acker, P.C., our lawyers are committed to helping brain injury victims uphold their rights to financial compensation. We have represented several clients in Ann Arbor and other parts of Michigan and secured successful outcomes. So, if you or a loved one suffered a brain injury due to the negligence of another person, call us at 248-286-8100 to schedule a free case review.

Why Choose Our Ann Arbor Brain Injury Lawyer to Represent You?

At Goodman Acker, P.C., we understand the devastating nature of brain injuries and the financial toll it takes on victims. From expensive medical bills, time away from work, and losing earning capacity, a brain injury can alter one’s life forever. This is why, though we are sympathetic and compassionate to your sufferings, we aggressively go after the party responsible for your injury.

We have an in-depth understanding of the Michigan legal system and decades of experience handling brain injury cases, accounting for our 99% success rate.

Over the years, we have aggressively pursued brain injury claims for our clients and secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts. We do not relent in our fight for you until we get a favorable outcome. Our goal is to have you get back the semblance of the life you had before the brain injury, and we devote our time and resources to doing just that.

So, if you want a legal team that fights for you and puts your needs above all else, we are the people to call. Contact us now at 248-286-8100 to schedule your free case evaluation.

Understanding Brain Injuries and Their Causes

In personal injury law, brain injuries are classified as catastrophic due to the impact they have on the injured victim. A brain injury results from a blow to the head, severe jolt of the body, or penetration of the skull/brain tissue. Any of the preceding causes the brain to bruise, bleed, or tissues to tear.

Brain injuries are pretty common, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting approximately 214,110 TBI-related hospitalizations in 2020 and 69,473 TBI-related deaths in 2021. This represents more than 586 TBI-related hospitalizations and 190 TBI-related deaths per day. Injury victims sustain brain injuries in different ways, including:

  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Unintentional blunt trauma, like getting hit by a falling item at a construction site
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Physical assault
  • Sports or recreation.

Also, brain injuries can be mild or severe, and there are different types, including:

  • Concussion
  • Subdural hematomas (blood clots), hemorrhages, and edemas
  • Diffuse axonal injuries (DAIs)
  • Contusions and coups-contrecoup
  • Skull fractures and penetrations.

A brain injury can lead to infections in the brain, stroke, coma, or leave the victim in a vegetative state, and in worst-case scenarios, the victim dies. Also, those who survive may have their physical function, thinking abilities, and behaviors impaired, and it might also cause anxiety, depression, and sleeping problems. You deserve compensation for these, so don’t hesitate to speak to a lawyer after suffering a brain injury.

What Do You Do After Sustaining a Brain Injury?

If you suffer a blow to the head, get medical attention immediately. The brain is quite hidden, so diagnosing a brain injury at a glance is hard. But when you inform the doctor of the blow to your head, they will conduct tests to detect any injury to the brain and the severity.

Once you commence treatment, ensure you document all your doctor’s visits, the medication prescribed, and missed time from work. You also need evidence of where you sustained the brain injury. This could be photos, videos, witness statements, accident reports, etc.

At Goodman Acker, we handle each case on its merits and proffer solutions in your best interest.

The insurance company of the person responsible for your brain injury might contact you while in the hospital. Avoid speaking with them without an attorney, even if they appear friendly and on your side. Insurance adjusters know the worth of a brain injury claim and will offer a settlement to get you to sign a release form.

They also know brain injury treatments are costly, and often, what they offer does not cover your medical bills or future medical care. But once you sign a settlement release form, you cannot recover more compensation. Therefore, contact an Ann Arbor brain injury attorney immediately after an accident or event that results in a brain injury.

How Is Liability Established in a Brain Injury Case?

Since brain injury claims fall under personal injury, you must establish the at-fault party’s negligence to prove liability. This involves establishing the four elements of negligence, namely:

  • The at-fault party owed you a duty of care
  • The at-fault party breached the duty of care
  • The breached duty led to an accident or event that caused the brain injury
  • You suffered damages as a result of the breach.

Aside from proving these elements, you must have evidence. Evidence needed for brain injury cases includes the following:

  • Medical scan images, e.g., MRI, CT, X-rays, etc.
  • Images of how the brain injury happened or brain mapping
  • Diagnostic tests for physical and mental function, cognitive ability, speech control, information processing, and motor skills, etc.
  • Witness testimony
  • Medical expert testimony
  • Testimony from mental health experts.

Proving negligence on your own is not easy, and gathering the evidence you need might be challenging if you are hospitalized. Therefore, hiring our brain injury lawyer in Ann Arbor with experience establishing the fault of at-fault parties in these cases is better.

What Compensation Can You Get for a Brain Injury?

Brain injury victims are entitled to economic and noneconomic damages, which covers the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Rehabilitation
  • Long-term care
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Therapy, etc.

You might be entitled to other compensation, and our lawyers will ensure everything is accounted for before filing a claim with the at-fault party’s insurer or a lawsuit.

We dedicate a team to your case from start to finish, so you don’t have to worry about being passed around.

Ann Arbor Brain Injury Lawyer FAQs

When brain injury victims visit our firms for the first time, they have several questions, and below we answer some of them. When you visit our firm, we will provide in-depth answers to your questions.

Why do I need a brain injury lawyer?

Recovering from a brain injury takes time; therefore, you cannot give your case the attention it needs. When you hire a lawyer, they will take over your case while you focus on your recovery. Also, your attorney has dealt with similar matters in the past and has the experience to deal with the at-fault party’s insurance company and secure a favorable outcome.

How much is a brain injury case worth?

The worth of a brain injury claim varies from one case to the next. Minor brain injuries get less compensation, while more severe cases get more. Also, the presence of a disability, the need for continuous care, the cost of therapy, etc., contributes to a case’s worth.

How much does it cost to hire an Ann Arbor brain injury attorney?

Our brain injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they only take a percentage of your settlement or verdict, usually 33% to 40%. Also, you don’t have to worry about paying until we secure a favorable outcome.

How long do I have to file a brain injury lawsuit?

Since brain injury lawsuits fall under personal injury, you have three years from the day you sustained the injury. Once the time elapses, no court in Ann Arbor will hear your case as you are statute-barred.

These may not be your only questions; our attorneys will discuss your specific concerns in your initial consult.

How Our Ann Arbor Brain Injury Lawyers Can Help You

When you retain our services, we will do the following on your behalf:

  • Determine what caused your injuries.
  • Investigate the events leading to your wound and gather evidence to prove your claim.
  • Negotiate with the insurance company for fair compensation.
  • File a lawsuit if the at-fault party’s insurer fails to present a fair settlement.
  • Take your case to trial and advocate for you in front of the jury.

We will be with you every step of the way, providing guidance and updates on your case.

Get The Help You Need from Our Legal Team

If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury, our legal team at Goodman Acker P.C. can help you. We will listen to you and work tirelessly to get you a favorable outcome so that you can move forward with your life. Call us at 248-286-8100 for a no-obligation, free consultation.

Attorney Barry Goodman


Barry J. Goodman has devoted his professional life to keeping courthouse doors open for victims seeking justice. Always a tireless advocate for his own clients, Goodman sees his responsibility as a Detroit personal injury attorney in a broader sense as well. [ Attorney Bio ]


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