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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
See how OnderLaw has helped clients navigate their legal journey.
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:
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
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
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.