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Our Lansing Brain Injury Lawyers Are Devoted to Every Case We Handle

We Have Decades of Experience Helping Claimants Get Fair Compensation

Brain injuries occur when you suffer a blow or jolt to the head. If caused by another person’s negligence, you can recover financial compensation. However, brain injury claims are somewhat complex, and navigating them alone might be challenging. This is why you should retain the services of our Lansing brain injury lawyer.

Our attorneys at Goodman Acker P.C. understand the devastating impact a brain injury can have. Therefore, we pay attention to every brain injury case we handle and dedicate time and resources to securing a favorable outcome. If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury, we can help you seek compensation.

Call us at 248-286-8100 to speak with one of our attorneys and schedule a no-obligation, free consultation.

Why Choose Our Lansing Brain Injury Lawyers?

A brain injury can derail your life and keep you from getting back to the one you had before the wound. This is why, when handling your claim, we use our experience and knowledge of the Michigan legal system and law to help you get fair compensation and get your life back on track. We have done this for several brain injury victims and recovered millions in combined settlement and verdicts.

Our attorneys are ethical, aggressive, and compassionate, with a 99% success rate.

Our success stories are replete in our clients’ testimonials; we do not treat any case as more important than the other. We will listen to you calmly and offer the best legal solution for your suit. We do not charge upfront fees, so you don’t have to worry about paying us immediately. Contact us at 248-286-8100 to learn how we can help you win your brain injury case.

Understanding Brain Injuries

A brain injury or traumatic brain injury is caused by suffering a blow to the head, a sudden jolt, or a penetrating head injury. Suffering a brain injury can result in a disruption of normal brain function. Also, a brain injury can be mild, like a concussion, moderate or severe, with a penetrating wound and bleeding.

Although there are different causes of brain injuries, most of the cases we handle at Goodman Acker, P.C., stem from:

  • Car accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Premises liability accidents.

Brain injuries can also result from sporting accidents, physical abuse, or assault. Except in very severe conditions, a traumatic brain injury may not manifest immediately. Some people have suffered blows to the head without getting medical care because there was no physical wound, only to end up in a coma and, in the worst cases, die.

Therefore, even if you feel fine after an accident, watch for the following symptoms:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue or drowsiness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Feeling dazed, disoriented, or confused
  • Speech impediments
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness and loss of balance, etc.

If you have any of the above symptoms, see a doctor immediately. Brain injuries are one of the most deadly delayed injuries, so get medical attention as soon as possible to keep it from worsening and to save your life.

When Can You File a Brain Injury Claim?

You can file a brain injury claim when someone’s negligence caused your wound. However, alleging negligence is not enough to have a valid case. You must show how the other party was negligent. Doing this involves establishing four factors: the duty of care, breach, causation, and damages.

Duty of Care

The person you’re filing the claim against must have owed you a duty of care. What this amounts to differs depending on what caused your brain injury. Therefore, you must identify if the at-fault party (defendant) owed you a duty of care and what it entailed.


Another criterion for having a valid claim based on negligence is showing that the at-fault party breached the duty of care. Again, what this amounts to differs from what caused your brain injury. But you must be able to pinpoint when the at-fault party breached their duty of care and the actions that led to the breach. Examples of violations of the duty of care are driving under the influence, making surgical errors during brain surgery, etc.

With our attorneys at Goodman Acker, P.C. representing you, you can focus on your recovery while we handle the claims process.


You must tie your brain injury to the at-fault party’s actions to show they were negligent. You will not have a valid claim if you cannot establish a link between the TBI and the defendant’s actions. So, suppose you already suffered a brain injury before the breach of duty by the defendant. You can’t hold them responsible for it.


Finally, you must have suffered damages for which the defendant should compensate you. Also, you have to back the amount of damages you are asking for with evidence. But if your claim is successful, you will receive compensation for the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Cost of physical therapy, etc.

The amount you receive as compensation significantly depends on the severity of your brain injury and its impact on your life. Also, the extent of your financial losses plays a critical role in the worth of your settlement. Our brain injury lawyer in Lansing will help you determine the value of your case and ensure the compensation offered covers all your damages.

Evidence Needed in a Brain Injury Case

Establishing the negligence of the at-fault also requires evidence. Typically, you need the following:

  • If the brain injury is from a car accident, photographs and videos of the scene
  • Witnesses statements
  • Police/accident reports
  • Emergency room doctor or neurologist diagnosis
  • Cognitive evaluation from a neuropsychologist
  • Medical documentation of the injury, like a CT scan or an MRI
  • Testimony of expert witnesses
  • Pay stubs, bank statements, and tax returns
  • Treatment notes from physical, speech, or occupational therapy.

Depending on the severity of the brain injury, you might need help gathering all the evidence you need. This is where our Lansing brain injury attorneys come in. Once we take on your case, we will determine the evidence required to prove your claim and commence the process to get the needed proof to create a compelling argument.

Our lawyers are available 24/7 to attend to you and provide step-by-step guidance until you finalize your case.

Lansing Brain Injury Lawyer FAQs

During initial consultations, we get several questions from potential clients, and below we answer some of the frequently asked ones:

What is the worth of my brain injury case?

Settlements for brain injury cases run from hundreds of thousands of dollars to millions. However, your case’s worth is determined by the severity of your brain injury, the impact on your life, the need for future medical care, and other factors.

Should I accept a settlement or file a lawsuit? 

If the at-fault party’s insurer offers the maximum compensation, you can opt for settlement. However, a lawsuit is a better option if the amount is insufficient to cover your economic and noneconomic damages.

How long does a settlement take?

The timeframe differs from one case to the next. It is affected by several factors like your diagnosis, prognosis, current and future medical needs, disability, your lawyer’s experience and track record, etc. So, it could take weeks, months, or up to a year.

Is it worth it to have a brain injury lawyer?

Yes. Insurance companies will not go easy on you just because you suffered a brain injury; they are more interested in protecting their bottom line. A lawyer will protect your rights and keep you from getting bullied by insurance adjusters.

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

How Our Attorneys Can Help You

Our brain injury lawyers will help you understand your rights and legal options, relevant laws, liability issues, and potential compensation you may be entitled to. Also, we will gather evidence, interview witnesses, and obtain police reports to build a strong case. Our legal team will help you file a claim or a lawsuit if the insurance company does not make a favorable offer.

Furthermore, we will consult with medical professionals and other specialists to strengthen your case and provide expert testimony if needed. Dealing with the aftermath of a brain injury can be emotionally challenging, so we will provide the support and guidance you need throughout the legal process. We will passionately advocate for you and only make decisions in your best interest.

You Can Count on Our Lansing Brain Injury Lawyers

If you or a loved one suffers a brain injury due to the negligence of another person, we can help you get fair compensation. Our lawyers will deal with the at-fault party’s insurance company and ensure you are not forced into accepting a settlement less than your case’s worth. Take advantage of our no-fee, no-obligation consultation and book a free consultation with our Goodman Acker, P.C. team. Contact us at 248-286-8100.

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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