South Dakota traumatic brain injury lawyer
According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 1.7 million people will sustain a traumatic brain injury annually. The typical circumstances related to traumatic brain injuries include falls, vehicle accidents, being struck by an object and violence. Most of the falls and impacts occur during sporting activities, but over half of all head injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents. When a brain injury case is the result of the negligent act of another person, you need to call an attorney.
At the Law Office of Gregory A. Yates, we have over 30 years of experience handling sophisticated brain injury cases in multiple states. We understand the complex medical issues involved in traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries and we retain the most qualified medical specialists (including neurologists, neuropsychologists, life-care planners and economists) to assist with each case. Immediately upon accepting such a case, we will begin a thorough investigation into the incident in order to prove negligence.
For a free consultation with an expert brain injury attorney, call us at (605) 718-2069.
Traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur with any head injury when an external force or object jolts or impacts the head damaging the brain. The resulting primary damage (at the time of impact) to one or more areas of the brain can range from mild to severe causing temporary or permanent physical, cognitive, social, emotional, and/or behavioral effects or impairment. Additionally, TBI can cause secondary injury (damage that evolves over time) including brain swelling, epilepsy, hematoma and cardiac changes.
Non-traumatic brain injuries can result from a wide array of afflictions, such as infections, degenerative diseases and poisoning. Unlike TBI with localized damage, non-traumatic brain injuries can radiate throughout the brain.
common causes of non-traumatic brain injury include:
- Oxygen deprivation (including hypoxic-anoxic birth injury)
- Infection (meningitis, encephalitis)
- Degenerative disease (stroke, heart attack)
- Poisoning (toxic chemicals, drug abuse, kidney failure)
Traumatic and non-traumatic brain injuries can require substantial medical treatment, rehabilitation and long-term care, creating a host of financial and emotional stresses. They can even result in death. If you suspect that your or your loved one’s brain injury was caused by negligence, it is imperative that you contact an experienced lawyer. A proper investigation takes time and evidence must be collected immediately. You deserve to collect compensation as soon as possible.
For a free consultation with a brain injury attorney, call us at (605) 718-2069.
Excellent reputation and proven success
The Law Office of Gregory A. Yates has achieved substantial verdicts and settlements for families in brain injury cases. Our reputation and record as seasoned and acclaimed trial lawyers gives us leverage in negotiating settlements, but we will not hesitate to go to court for you.
Call to discuss a potential brain injury case
Injuries suffered as a result of TBI can be severe and life altering. Our firm understands that the immediate goals after going through such trauma are to get medical bills paid and covered, make sure you or your loved one does not suffer financially through any lost wages, and make sure the appropriate insurance company will pay for future treatment relating to the injury. Our experienced attorneys will discuss your situation and go over the options available to you, as well as work with insurance companies and other parties involved in your case to make sure all your needs are handled quickly and appropriately.
We prepare each case as if it will eventually go to trial. This practice often results in favorable settlements for our clients outside of court and makes sure we are extremely well prepared if we go to trial. We will help you through this difficult time, seeking answers and justice for you and your family.
Call the traumatic brain injury lawyer who will maximize your recovery: attorney Gregory Yates (605) 718-2069
South Dakota’s most experienced TBI lawyer