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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) from an injury accident may necessitate hiring a traumatic brain injury lawyer.  Brain injuries from personal injury accidents can be significant and life changing, requiring top legal counsel.  We serve as a highly experienced traumatic brain injury attorney representing TBI victims in brain injury cases and brain injury insurance claims throughout Idaho in claims involving substantial money damages.  Mahoney Law has experience and a proven track record of success in helping those with traumatic brain injuries win their TBI cases or settle their TBI insurance claims as a brain injury law firm in Idaho.  We are professional and always fully prepared for trial on brain injury cases.  We offer free and confidential brain injury consultations and no obligation brain injury case reviews.  Our traumatic brain injury TBI law firm practice here in Idaho is focused on getting our clients the money damages or insurance benefits they deserve.  We recognize that traumatic brain injuries are very serious and we work to combat outdated thinking and medical prejudices against these life-altering brain injuries.  If you are looking for a top brain injury attorney here in Idaho, please consider our personal injury law firm. 

 

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) can be caused by direct trauma or merely from the movement of the brain inside the head.  Medical professionals now recognize that direct, blunt force trauma is not necessary to sustain a TBI.  A concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury, a concussion TBI.  It is also now well understood that traumatic brain injuries may not show up on imaging scans such as MRIs.  While hemorrhaging in the brain may be visible, many TBIs do damage at a level not detectable by current imaging technology.  Traumatic brain injuries may require months or even years of treatment before maximum medical improvement is reached, treatment by specialists such as a concussion clinic, out-patient brain injury programs, physical medicine experts, neurologists, speech and balance therapists, physical therapy, and neuropsychology experts.  Traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s) can lead to a loss of cognitive functioning, mental processing, dizziness, word finding problems, emotional difficulties, mental fatigue, mood, memory problems, sense of smell issues, light sensitivity, headaches, as well as employment problems and loss of income. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a significant cause of disability in the United States, roughly 13.5 million individuals.  Many brain injury victims live with significant disabilities.  The economic impact of brain injuries as been estimated to be in the billions of dollars, with millions of emergency room visits, and thousands of hospitalizations and deaths from brain injuries.   Falls, being struck by an object, and motor vehicle crashes are leading causes of brain injuries.    

 

Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries can result in neurologic and functional impairments.  A typically used brain injury severity scale is the  Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS): a GCS score of 13 to 15 is considered mild injury; 9 to 12 is considered moderate injury; and 8 or less is considered severe.  Management of brain injuries may depend on whether the traumatic brain injury is due to severe trauma versus secondary which may continue for some time.  One approach to concussions is to now refer patients to specialty concussion clinics and therapists to work to rehabilitate impairments, which we often see in our brain injury legal cases.  

 

Mahoney Law is an Idaho is a traumatic brain injury TBI law firm.  We represent traumatic brain injury clients with TBI injury cases and insurance claims.  Our traumatic brain injury attorney will review your potential claim free of charge.   Our traumatic brain injury lawyer will review the facts of the potential case as well as your medical history to determine if you have a valid TBI injury case or TBI insurance claim. There are no fees unless we are successful as we work on a contingency fee basis.  Call Mahoney Law of Idaho now for a free, no obligation, confidential traumatic brain injury case or TBI insurance claim review. 208-345-6364.  

 

Underinsured Motorist Insurance Claims (UIM) and Uninsured Motorist Insurance Claims (UM) involve you as an insured who purchased insured coverage making a claim against your own insurance company.  These claims may arise when the opposing driver who caused a motor vehicle accident or motor vehicle collision either does not have enough insurance, referred to as an underinsured motorist claim, or is not insured at all, referred to as an uninsured motorist claim.  If you purchased these coverages, you may be able to make a claim under your own insurance policy to make up for the fact that the opposing driver was not sufficiently insured relative to the magnitude of your injuries and damages.  

            

In such a case, an Idaho insurance attorney will assist you in submitting the insurance claim to your insurance company by way of an appropriate proof of loss submission.  The insurance claim lawyer will submit proof of liability (that the opposing driver was at fault, such as police report documentation), as well as your injuries (such as medical records) and your damages (such as medical bills, loss of income, as well as pain and suffering).  Under Idaho insurance law, your insurance company only has a limited amount of time within which to properly pay the amount justly due to you under your insurance policy.  

            

If your insurance company fails to tender the amount justly due, an Idaho insurance claim law firm may have to step in and file a lawsuit against the insurance company for both breach of contract and for the tort of insurance bad faith under Idaho law.  If successful, you may be able to actually recover attorney fees given the restrictive time deadlines that apply to insurance companies and given that your insurance company must deal with you in good faith, in accordance with the policy terms.  

            

To assist the Idaho insurance claim attorney in evaluating your potential underinsured motorist (UIM) or uninsured motorist (UM) insurance claim, you will want to have a copy of your insurance policy available.  You can get this either from your insurance agent, or from your insurance company. They should be able to quickly get you a copy for your insurance claim lawyer.  Also, check your insurance card mailed to you by your insurance company along with any policy declarations pages you received.  These may show your insurance claim law firm if you have underinsured (UIM) or uninsured (UM) motorist coverage and, if so, what the dollar amount of your insurance is.  

           

Mahoney Law is an Idaho insurance claim law firm. We work as an Idaho insurance claim lawyer to obtain you the benefits owed under your policy. We assist policy holders with wrongfully denied insurance claim.  Our Idaho insurance attorney will review your potential underinsured motorist (UIM) or uninsured motorist (UM) insurance claim free of charge. There are no fees unless we are successful as we work on a contingency fee basis.  Call Mahoney Law of Idaho now for a free, no obligation, confidential insurance claim review. 208-345-6364.  

Medical malpractice lawyers are very selective about the cases they accept. A medical malpractice attorney is required to consider several important factors in deciding whether to take a medical malpractice lawsuit.  First, the medical malpractice law firm must assess whether he or she can prove that your healthcare provider did something wrong that rises to a negligent violation of the standard of care.  Not all medical errors are violations of the standard of care, some are, some are not.  Often the medical malpractice lawyer will enlist the help of qualified experts in the proper field to help determine whether liability can be proven.  Second, the medical malpractice attorney will assess the level of injury and harm that you suffered from the medical negligence.  Medical malpractice lawsuits are very expensive to bring to trial, so usually only cases involving significant injuries are pursued to ensure that the costs of litigation do not exceed the damages that could reasonably be awarded to you.  A third item that a medical malpractice law firm will evaluate is the level of insurance or financial resources the opposing side has to pay money damages, whether in the form of liability insurance or otherwise.  Finally, a fourth consideration is timing relative to the statute of limitations (time deadlines) for taking legal action on medical cases.  There are other factors that may be considered, and each case certainly is unique, but the topics discussed above are a general starting list of the initial things a medical malpractice attorney will evaluate in deciding whether to take your medical malpractice case.

Top level personal injury lawyers are very selective about the cases they accept. A highly rated personal injury attorney is required to consider several important factors in deciding whether to take a personal injury lawsuit.  First, the best personal injury law firms must assess whether they can prove that the opposing side did something wrong that rises to a negligence, or even recklessness, sometimes referred to as “liability.”  Not all harmful conduct is negligence, it depends on whether the opposing side behaved unreasonably under the circumstances, without due care, where it could be reasonably foreseen that another could be injured.  Often the personal injury lawyer will enlist the help of qualified experts in the proper field (such as accident reconstruction experts) to help determine whether liability can be proven.  Second, the personal injury attorney will assess the level of injury and harm that you suffered in the accident.  Personal injury lawsuits are very expensive to bring to trial, so usually only cases involving meaningful injuries are pursued to ensure that the costs of litigation do not exceed the damages that could reasonably be awarded to you.  A third item that a personal injury law firm will evaluate is the level of insurance or financial resources the opposing side has available from which to pay money damages, whether in the form of liability insurance or otherwise.  Finally, a fourth consideration is timing relative to the statute of limitations (time deadlines) for taking legal action on personal injury cases. There are other factors that may be considered, and each case certainly is unique, but the topics discussed above are a general starting list of the initial things a personal injury attorney will evaluate in deciding whether to take your personal injury case. 

The Maryland Daily Record is reporting on a $229 million birth injury medical malpractice verdict against Johns Hopkins Medical Center.  The case reportedly involved cerebral palsy from alleged mishandling of a pregnancy, labor, and delivery.  

https://thedailyrecord.com/2019/07/02/hopkins-verdict-byrom/

Mahoney Law PLLC handles birth injury cases throughout Idaho.  http://www.idahobirthinjurylawfirm.com

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