When You Need a Brain Injury Lawyer

Brain injuries are devastating events that often drastically alter the life course of those affected. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, over 5.3 million children and adults in the United States are living with a permanent brain injury-related disability. The resulting medical costs are overwhelming, often throwing the injured and their families into chaos.

Has someone else’s negligence caused you or a loved one to suffer a brain injury? Are you overwhelmed by devastating medical bills and wondering how you will ever get on with your life?

An OnderLaw brain injury attorney has the experience to help.

To get started, call 855-729-0524 for a free consultation, or fill out the form.

If you’ve suffered a brain injury,
we can help

Have you or a loved one suffered a brain injury?

Why choose
OnderLaw?

A brain injury doesn’t just have disastrous physical and emotional consequences; it can have devastating financial consequences as well. Lengthy hospitalizations, extensive therapy, loss of wages—these are just some of the economic burdens you’re likely to need help with.

But you don’t have to deal with this alone.

Our lawyers have three decades of combined experience handling brain injury cases.

We put all our resources to work, fighting for your rights and getting the maximum compensation possible.

While our record of success demonstrates our skill, what differentiates us is the care and support we surround you with. You’ve suffered a life-changing event, and we don’t take that lightly.

When you become our client, we do more than just take on your case. We provide you with unsurpassed support and surround you with resources designed to remove as much of the burden of the court case from you as possible. We’ll communicate with you regularly and do all we can to be sure you’re comfortable with how we’re handling your case.

We keep you at the center of everything we do.

 

We provide you with

a qualified legal team

Chosen for your case, based on the information you provide

a compassionate legal care team

Dedicated to keeping you connected to your case

a network of service providers

Ready to support your recovery
We keep you at the center of everything we do.

An injury’s severity, effects, and long-term recovery can vary greatly, so choosing the right attorney is critical.

OnderLaw can sort through all the details of your case, identify all potentially liable parties, and make sure you get the compensation you may be entitled to receive. 

At OnderLaw we will

  • evaluate your case and help you understand your options
  • start investigating your claims, gathering evidence to prove your case and identifying who was responsible for the injuries you suffered 
  • determine the compensation you might be entitled to
  • handle paperwork and negotiations on your behalf and keep track of important deadlines

 

We will also represent you in negotiations with insurance and legal representatives, so you don’t have to deal with them. We can negotiate for a fair settlement on your behalf or, if necessary, fight for maximum compensation in court. 

How can we help you?

Many cases can be settled without the need to file a lawsuit. Insurance claims are easier to navigate, typically taking less time to resolve than lawsuits. Here are the steps we take on your behalf:

Prepare documents. We’ll draft a complaint, laying out all the elements of the case, and a summons that notifies the defendant that they’re required to appear in court on a specific date. We’ll then file these documents with the appropriate civil court.

Serve the complaint and summons. We’ll hire a process server to deliver the documents and hand them over to the defendant.

Begin discovery. After the defendant files their answer to our complaint, your Onder attorney and the defendant’s attorney will request copies of evidence. We’ll also file documents asking each party to answer questions concerning the case and submit documents needed to investigate the accident.

Schedule depositions. During discovery, we may schedule a deposition to ask the defendant questions under oath about the case. It is conducted in front of the defendant’s attorney and recorded by a court reporter. 

Request mediation. We may request a meeting with the defendant, their attorney, and a mediator to try to reach a settlement agreement. If we agree to compensation that you believe is fair, we can avoid going to trial.

Prepare for trial. If we’re unable to settle during mediation, we will begin to prepare for trial, gathering evidence, locating witnesses to testify, and preparing our arguments for court.

To get started, call 855-729-0524 for a free consultation, or fill out the form

How can we help you?

All different kinds of accidents can cause brain injuries, and the seriousness of these injuries varies greatly. Some of the most common traumatic brain injuries (TBI) we see include

  • mild TBI. The effects of these types of injuries are usually temporary and often heal on their own. Mild brain injuries might involve effects like momentary confusion or nausea from a single concussion.
  • moderate TBI. Effects from these types of injuries last longer than mild injuries, but they are typically still short-term. Victims of moderate brain injuries, from events like violent shaking, might experience confusion or other troubles for several weeks, but they usually improve with proper treatment.
  • severe TBI. People with traumatic brain injuries may never recover. TBIs from trauma like skull fractures or repeated blows to the head can have permanent consequences such as loss of speech, paralysis, or an inability to retain or learn new facts.

 

The effects of some of these injuries can ruin the finances of victims and their families. Abrupt personality changes that brain injuries sometimes cause can strain the victim’s relationships, which can lead to depression, loneliness, divorce, or even suicidal thoughts.

How can we help you?

When you are dealing with a severe brain injury, you may need emergency medical care and lengthy medical treatment, depending on the severity of your injuries. You may be partially or even completely paralyzed. The sheer enormity of the physical and financial implications of a brain injury can take a serious toll on a victim.

Your compensation can be used to cover a range of things, including

  • past and future medical bills
  • loss of enjoyment of life
  • loss of consortium (loss of comfort, care, and society)
  • emotional distress
  • pain and suffering
  • property damage
  • lost wages
  • lost earning capacity
  • out-of-pocket expenses
  • psychological trauma

 

Although medical bills are usually the most pressing concern after an illness or injury, the financial losses you may experience from being unable to work must also be considered. If your doctor determines you can’t return to work, you may be eligible for lost wages from the responsible party as well.

How can we help you?

If you want to file a brain injury lawsuit, having the help of a personal injury lawyer from OnderLaw will be invaluable. 

Keeping up with details and deadlines is a big part of successfully filing a lawsuit, but we know how overwhelming that can be. As an OnderLaw client, you won’t need to worry. We’ll take care of meeting necessary deadlines so you can stay focused on your recovery.

How can we help you?

You pay no upfront fees when we represent you

If you’ve suffered a brain injury, the damage isn’t just physical and emotional, it can also be economic. OnderLaw avoids adding to your stress because we don’t expect any payment upfront. 

We work on a contingency basis. 

That means there are no upfront costs for our services. In fact, we don’t get paid unless we recover compensation. If we don’t win, you don’t pay. So you can focus on getting your life back.

We don’t take on cases, we fight causes

OnderLaw strives to make a difference by fighting for ordinary people who were harmed by the negligence of others.

We take on the challenge of fighting your case not only to make sure clients are compensated for their suffering but to hold negligent parties accountable for the harm they’ve caused.

Making you feel supported and cared for throughout your case is the most important part of our work. Get started today to see how we can help.

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Jabar Gaddie

For them to have already have met for settlement talks in my case is quite impressive. I have never had any communication issues with them. They are quite thorough and have no problem updating you on your case, just give them a call. Be proactive in your communication with them and patient as they fight for us. I understand concerns regarding the time frame, I often daydream of being financially secure and providing a better life for my family, that day will come. I trust Onder Law.

Suzanne Reynolds

I have nothing but confidence in Onder Law Firm. I’ve had the honor of meeting several of their staff at a social event and my fiance has since signed with them to handle a claim against a company. What alot of these people who have left bad reviews about them fail to realize is that their types of cases don’t get resolved overnight, they have a massive caseload on top of an already delayed court system, and they’re not going to call you just to say they have no update on your case They are going up against billion and trillion dollar companies who have an endless supply of resources. Be patient and let your attorneys do what they do…… THEY WILL WIN FOR YOU AND THEY WILL WIN BIG. They’ve never hidden the fact that the process will be long. But it WILL be worth it.

Robert Read

They are so friendly and caring. I trust them. They are doing the right thing for me and my family.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When you’ve suffered a brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, there are steps you should take to protect your rights and help ensure you can recover the maximum available compensation. If your brain injury is mild and you are able, follow these steps:

  • Speak to witnesses. If anyone saw what happened, talk to them about the details leading up to the incident. Write down names and phone numbers so you can contact individuals later if necessary. 
  • Take pictures. If you got hurt in a place where there was a hazard, damage, or something else that caused the accident, take photos to use as evidence. Important evidence could get lost or destroyed, so document it immediately if possible.
  • Seek medical attention. No matter what extent you think the severity of your injury is, you should be seen by a doctor immediately after the incident. A thorough evaluation will determine the extent of your injuries. If you’re told to follow up with other medical providers, do so.
  • Continue with follow-up care. Show up regularly for doctor appointments until you are released from their care. An insurance company will look at a gap in treatment as evidence that your injury isn’t serious enough to require treatment.
  • Keep documentation of everything. Medical evidence is crucial in proving you sustained injuries due to the accident and not from a preexisting condition or previous event.
  • Hire a lawyer. Having legal representation from an experienced attorney will likely result in higher compensation than if you attempted to handle your case alone.

Every case is unique, so giving a time frame can’t be done without knowing the details. Some brain injury claims may be resolved more quickly than others. Time frames can depend on a wide variety of circumstances. Some firms may promise quick resolutions to get a victim in the door because no one wants to think that their case is going to take months to resolve. However, brain injury cases are often extremely detailed and complicated.

We focus on transparency and results. Until we review your case, we don’t know how long it may take to resolve. It could be a matter of weeks, or it could be a matter of months. What we can tell you is that we will thoroughly review your individual situation. With the details of your case in hand, we can give you a realistic outline of when you can expect a resolution.

We communicate with you regularly, promptly responding to your phone calls and emails; and we guide you through the entire process. You can rest assured that you’ll always know where you stand and how your case is progressing.

With so many factors affecting the value of a brain injury case, the best way to determine what your case is worth is to contact an experienced brain injury attorney who can review the specifics of your case and give you a reasonable estimate of what it may be worth. 

Brain injuries can result from a variety of traumatic events. However, some of the most common causes include

  • car crashes, truck accidents, motorcycle wrecks, and other motor vehicle incidents
  • violent attacks, such as gunshots, assaults, or shaken baby syndrome from daycare abuse
  • military attacks, including direct combat and explosions
  • falls from playground equipment or other tall objects, or blows to the head during a slip and fall accident
  • high-impact sports, including football, boxing, soccer, lacrosse, and hockey

If you didn’t get immediate medical treatment, see a doctor as soon as possible. A medical professional can help you get timely treatment and reduce the chance of long-term damage. Some of the symptoms the doctor might look for include

  • dizziness
  • unexpected behavioral changes, such as difficulty with self-control, impulsivity, anger, depression, or mood swings
  • nausea
  • communication problems, including trouble talking or inability to form clear sentences
  • physical difficulties, such as problems hearing, smelling, or moving arms
  • loss of consciousness
  • headaches
  • sudden trouble with concentrating, memorization, learning, making decisions, or using proper judgement

While some of these symptoms might be temporary, victims are often affected permanently. The victim may have to permanently quit a job or drop out of school. He or she may no longer be able to participate in enjoyable activities. Victims sometimes even need full-time assistance if they can no longer take care of their basic needs.