Head injuries reduce quality of life. An accident with a brain injury can result in blurred vision, slurred speech, reduced equilibrium, and other effects. To make matters worse, victims may not even be immediately aware of the extent to which they are injured as symptoms of head trauma may not be readily apparent. It is best to immediately contact a personal injury attorney after a blow to the head in an accident. This is true whether or not you are aware you are suffering any brain trauma symptoms. Our Rochester lawyers handle matters involving injuries that range from mild concussions to traumatic brain injuries. Contact us today to speak with an attorney. We handle matters in Austin-Albert Lea, as well as other areas in Minnesota and in Iowa and Wisconsin.
Rochester lawyers handling Minnesota cases involving concussions, traumatic brain injury, and other head trauma
Head injuries occur in a variety of ways. Victims may be involved in a car accident, injured as a pedestrian, involved in a trucking accident, or hit while riding a bicycle. Victims of such accidents can suffer lasting harm, reduced quality of life, and reduction in their ability to earn a living. If you’ve suffered a head injury in an accident, you may be eligible for compensation that covers medical bills already incurred as well as the cost of future medical care, wages already lost, future lost earnings potential, and expenses related to job retraining if you cannot return to a previous occupation. Importantly, victims also can recover money for pain and suffering.
The first step in a head injury case is to determine the extent of the injuries. Once a victim’s present losses and future needs can be determined, his or her lawyer can send the insurance company a demand for payment. If a reasonable settlement cannot be reached, it is necessary to begin litigation. Cases involving head trauma can involve multiple expert witnesses, including medical experts who can offer a long term prognosis and estimate the amount of care needed in the future, and vocational experts to offer opinions as to whether the victim can return to work or will need to be retrained. Plaintiff’s experts will testify at trial. Defendants present testimony from opposing experts. Jurors decide liability and the amount of damages. A plaintiff may not be at all responsible for an accident. However, even if they are partially responsible, they can still recover financial compensation. If the jury finds the plaintiff no more than 50 percent responsible for the accident, he or she is awarded compensation. Trial is a highly complicated process. It is crucial to retain an experienced attorney.
Rochester lawyer Jim Suk founded our firm in 1988. He has devoted his career to protecting the rights of accident victims. We will provide you with a list of information to bring to your initial consultation. The information helps us to learn your story and begin work on your case as soon as possible. If the insurance company does not make a fair offer, we do not hesitate to file a lawsuit on your behalf. Our firm has standing relationships with experts who will help establish claims stemming from a head injury. We will ensure that you are prepared for trial and that you know what to expect from the process. We stay in contact with you as your case moves forward. This is a difficult time in your life and we take your case seriously. Call today to speak with an attorney.
We also serve the following southeast Minnesota cities: Red Wing, Winona, Mankato, Austin, Albert Lea, and Owatonna, as well as the cities of Minneapolis, St. Paul, Duluth, and Bloomington. We also serve the Iowa cities of Mason City, Charles City, Osage, Spencer, Garner, Forest City, and Northwood and the Wisconsin cities of La Crosse, Onalaska, Sparta, Viroqua, River Falls, Ellsworth, Whitehall, and Black River Falls.
Attorneys staying in regular contact with Rochester head injury victims
Our firm understands this is a stressful time in your life. We make sure that working with your attorney is an agreeable experience. We immediately respond to phone calls and quickly reply to emails. You will receive copies of significant correspondence, pleadings, and other relevant documents. Most importantly, Jim Suk and his staff will ensure they are available to answer your questions. We take great pride in the level of communication we provide to our clients and this is our promise to each client we serve.