Experienced Brain Injury Lawyers Based in Indianapolis, IN
Indianapolis Injury Lawyers with Decades of Successful Settlements for TBIs
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are extremely serious injuries that can affect victims and their families for a lifetime. Our lawyers have decades of experience helping clients obtain fair compensation for their TBIs, and we strive to stay informed and educate the public and the legal community about these devastating injuries.
Our attorneys are AV-rated* and nationally renowned for their skilled representation of TBI victims. Firm partner Tom Doehrman has lectured extensively throughout the country on the complexities of traumatic brain injury claims. Our firm has worked closely with the Brain Injury Association of Indiana (BIAI) for more than 30 years. Tom Doehrman was Chairman of the Board of BIAI from 2001–2002 after 20 years as a Board member, and he currently sits on the Emeritus Board of Directors. Our brain injury practice is a very important part of our law practice, and helping brain injury victims and their families is our passion.
Contact Doehrman Buba today online or by telephone at (800) 269-3443 to speak with an experienced and knowledgeable brain injury lawyer.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury is often caused by a blow to the head or a penetrating injury that causes a disruption in brain function. Some important points about brain injuries:
- TBI symptoms may take time to manifest; always see a doctor immediately after taking a hard hit to the head, even if you believe you are not injured.
- The term "mild brain injury" is misleading. Any injury to the brain can cause serious, long-term consequences, even if the injury is not life threatening.
- A concussion is a brain injury. If you think, "I just have a concussion; I do not need a doctor," think again. Left untreated, concussions can cause long-lasting effects.
Causes of Brain Injuries
The leading cause of TBI for adolescents and adults is motor vehicle accidents. Newborns can also suffer brain injuries at birth due to lack of oxygen to the brain. We have an extensive understanding of many areas involved with brain injuries, including:
- Long term effects of TBIs
- Long term prognosis for brain injuries
- Medical care and different brain injury therapies
- Rehabilitation techniques and different rehab facilities
- Life care plans and vocational rehabilitation
- Social Security, Medicaid, and dealing with medical bills
- Pediatric brain injuries
- Brain injury support groups
- Guardianships and special needs trusts for brain injury victims
Males between ages 15 and 24 are most susceptible to brain injuries due to their high-risk lifestyles. Children under age 4 and people over age 75 are susceptible to brain injuries as a result of slip and fall accidents. Other common causes of TBI include physical assault, athletic injuries, shaken-baby syndrome, and accidents at home, work, or outdoors.
Consequences of Brain Injuries
- Cognitive: Short- or long-term memory loss; spatial disorientation; difficulty concentrating, communicating or planning
- Psychological/Behavioral: Anxiety; depression; mood swings; agitation; impulsivity
- Physical: Seizures; headaches; speech impairment; partial or complete paralysis of the body; vision, hearing, smell or taste loss
Our nationally board-certified civil trial lawyers are dedicated to helping you obtain compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost income, pain, and suffering as well as other hardships you have endured due to your brain injury. Our experienced brain injury lawyers have decades of experience and have successfully recovered on behalf of our clients in Indiana and nationwide. Representing victims across the country, our attorneys serve each of our brain injury clients with compassion and the utmost skill and diligence, as well as personalized attention.
Head Injury Symptoms Relating to Pediatric Brain Injuries
A wide range of TBI symptoms and other problems are experienced by children who suffer brain injuries, including:
- Motor disabilities
- Loss of memory
- Difficulty learning
- Lack of concentration
- Lack of impulse control
- Poor judgment
Treatment & Recovery for Brain Injury in Children
Recovering from a traumatic brain injury can take expensive medical treatment and long-term rehabilitation. In some instances, life-long care is required to maintain a good standard of living for the victim. We also understand the connection between pediatric brain injuries and education. Children who suffer brain injuries often require additional education or educational opportunities tailored to the disabilities they have sustained as a result of their injury.
Typically, a pediatric TBI will require a detailed analysis of speech, vocational and physical therapy, or accommodation in the classroom. Most often, necessary accommodations are documented in a form of an Independent Educational Plan, also known as an IEP. It is critical that parents and caregivers know their rights and those of pediatric brain injury survivors.
Our Indianapolis personal injury attorneys will skillfully seek the full compensation and benefits you are entitled to for medical expenses, rehab expenses, and other damages if your child suffers a traumatic brain injury because of another's negligence.
Call Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyers with Knowledge and Experience
If your child has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you do not have to face your child's injury alone. Our Indianapolis personal injury attorneys bring tremendous experience to our practice. We are dedicated to helping brain injury victims get the fair compensation they deserve and have worked closely with the Brain Injury Association of Indiana for more than 30 years.
Contact Our Indianapolis Brain Injury Lawyers for a Free Initial Consultation
To discuss your legal options with a compassionate, experienced Indianapolis brain injury attorney from our firm, call us toll free at (800) 269-3443 or contact us online.
*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.