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A Brain Injury Can Change Your Life, So Don’t Sleep on Your Rights to Compensation

There are different types of catastrophic accident injuries, and a brain injury is at the top of the list. Unlike injuries like cuts, sprains, or whiplash, a brain injury can alter the course of a person’s life forever. From being in a coma for a long time to side effects like speech impediments, there are different ways a brain injury impacts a life.

Therefore, if you or a loved one sustained a brain injury, you should seek financial compensation. With the money received as a settlement, you can undergo therapy, pay for any outstanding current and future medical bills, or recover what you spent. Financial compensation takes you closer to getting your life back, so you should not forfeit your right to it.

However, you should not commence the claims process alone. Our Flint brain injury lawyer can help, as we’ve done for several brain injury victims. Our representation style is compassionate yet aggressive towards the at-fault party and their insurer, and we won’t relent until we secure a favorable outcome.

Our initial consultations are free, so contact us today to discuss your case. Call us at 248-286-8100 to get started.

Why Choose Our Flint Brain Injury Lawyer?

At Goodman Acker, P.C., we have seen several times how brain injuries impact the lives of our clients. This is why we do not take a soft approach when handling brain injury claims. We go after the responsible party or parties and ensure they adequately compensate you for the damages suffered. As a result, we have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients.

We diligently care about each client and case and will not let you settle for less than you deserve.

Our team consists of experienced negotiators and trial lawyers, so whether you want to settle or take your case to trial, we are here for you. Our client testimonials show our dedication and commitment to every case we handle, and we have a 99% success rate. With our attorneys representing you, you have a better chance of a favorable outcome.

Also, we understand Michigan laws and the legal system and know how to use this knowledge to serve our clients better. Don’t delay getting legal representation; contact us at 248-286-8100 to schedule a free case evaluation.

Understanding Brain Injuries

A brain injury or traumatic brain injury occurs from a violent blow to the head or jolt to the body, and it can occur from a car accident, during contact sports, an assault, or from a bullet wound. Also, an object piercing through the skull to the brain can lead to a brain injury. Brain injuries can be mild, moderate, or severe, and the more serious it is, the more it could lead to life-long complications or death.

Some traumatic brain injuries can appear immediately or after a traumatic event, and the symptoms depend on the type. Also, the symptoms are classified into three: physical, sensory, and cognitive. The following are some of the common signs of a brain injury:

  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fatigue or drowsiness
  • Problems with speech
  • Dizziness or loss of balance
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes
  • Profound confusion
  • Agitation, combativeness, or other unusual behavior
  • Slurred speech, etc.

When involved in any occurrence that leads to a violent blow to the head, ensure you get a medical check-up immediately, even if you feel fine and are not exhibiting any of these symptoms. This way, you can have tests done to rule out a brain injury and, if there is one, commence treatment before it gets worse.

Can I Sue after a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Yes. If your brain injury resulted from the negligent actions of another person, then you can file a personal injury claim against them. However, to successfully prove liability, you must establish that the at-fault party owed you a duty of care and breached it. Since different events can lead to a traumatic brain injury, what amounts to a duty of care is bound to differ.

For example, if the brain injury resulted from a car accident, the duty owed would be to operate a vehicle in a safe and careful way that would not result in a crash. Our brain injury lawyer in Flint can help you know the duty of care owed to you and how it was breached. Also, successfully proving liability involves showing how the at-fault party’s actions caused the brain injury and that you suffered damages.

Note that if the brain injury resulted from a car accident, you may not be able to sue if the wound is minor. This is because Michigan is a no-fault state, so those involved in an accident must rely on their no-fault insurance policy. However, if the brain injury is severe or it leads to a disability, you can file a lawsuit against the party responsible.

At Goodman Acker, P.C., we pride ourselves on helping clients with compassion and open communication.

Evidence Needed in a Traumatic Brain Injury Case

Unlike other types of injuries like cuts and broken bones, a traumatic brain injury is not very obvious. Therefore, when dealing with a brain injury claim, the evidence required differs from other types of personal injury cases. The following are some of the proofs needed in a traumatic brain injury case:

  • Medical and diagnostic images like MRI scans, X-rays, and CT scans
  • Computer simulations of the brain, diagrams, and brain mapping
  • Results of diagnostic tests to determine physical function, cognitive ability, mental function, information processing skills, speech control, etc.
  • Witness testimony from medical experts like neurologists, neuropsychologists, and rehabilitation doctors. You may also need testimony from mental health experts and people who can testify about the injury’s impact on your life.

Aside from the above, you also need evidence of how the injury happened. The pieces of evidence required vary based on how the brain injury occurred. Our Flint brain injury attorneys can help you determine the necessary proof and help you gather what you don’t already have.

Recoverable Compensation in a Brain Injury Case

You can receive economic and noneconomic damages after a brain injury. The two cover the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Out-of-pocket expenses
  • Future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Disfigurement
  • Loss of quality of life, etc.

In some cases, you can ask the court for exemplary damages. It is awarded to deter the at-fault party from behaving the same way in the future and usually boosts the compensation amount.

We work hard to represent our clients during stressful and emotional periods and help them get their lives back on track.

Flint Brain Injury Lawyer FAQs

During initial consultations, we receive a lot of questions from prospective clients. The following are some of the frequently asked ones.

The value of a brain injury case varies from one to the next. Also, it depends on factors like medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and long-term impacts of the wound. Our lawyers can help calculate the value of your claim.

Yes. Michigan comparative negligence law allows you to file a lawsuit even if you are partly to blame. However, your fault percentage must not exceed 50%, and your final compensation will be reduced based on how much you contributed to the accident.

You have three years to file a lawsuit under the Michigan statute of limitations. Once this time has elapsed, you lose your right to compensation and cannot file a lawsuit.

Our brain injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if we win your case. Our fees typically range from 33% to 40% of the awarded compensation.

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

How Our Flint Brain Injury Attorney Can Help

When you retain the services of our legal team at Goodman Acker, P.C., we will do the following on your behalf:

  • Thoroughly investigate the event that led to the brain injury and collect evidence to prove your case.
  • Identify the party or parties responsible and the sources of compensation, like their insurance coverage.
  • File a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company and negotiate a settlement. If the preceding doesn’t work, file a lawsuit and advocate for you in court before a jury.
  • Work with and present medical experts to explain how the brain injury occurred and its impact on your life.

We will constantly update you on your case’s progress and make decisions you are comfortable with. Our attorneys will advise you on your legal rights and options so you always make the best choices.

Goodman Acker, P.C. Is Here for You!

At Goodman Acker, P.C., we know how brain injury impacts lives and do all we can to give our clients excellent representation while seeking a favorable outcome. Therefore, if you or a loved one suffered a brain injury, don’t hesitate to contact us. Call us at 248-286-8100 to book a free case review.


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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