Nashville Brain Injury Attorneys

A brain injury is arguably the most challenging type of injury a person can face. In the aftermath of a brain injury accident, the victim must contend with numerous doctor appointments, medical expenses, and questions about the path that lies ahead.

If another person caused your brain injury, you might be entitled to substantial financial compensation. Bill Easterly & Associates can help you file an insurance claim or lawsuit that gets you the money you need to pay for your treatment and recovery. We’ll help you pursue justice and hold the other individual liable for their careless actions.

Brain injuries can cause lifelong medical issues and result in a permanent disability. If you don’t make a full recovery, you could end up requiring ongoing treatment and assistance with daily tasks. Medical bills are expensive and can lead to financial strain. We want to ensure you don’t have to suffer the financial consequences of someone else’s actions.

The Nashville personal injury attorneys at Bill Easterly & Associates have the skillset and resources to secure maximum compensation for you. To find out more about how we can help, call Bill Easterly & Associates at (615) 244-2222 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Nashville brain injury attorneys.

Different Types of Brain Injuries

brain injury is an injury that happens to the brain after birth and isn’t hereditary, degenerative, or congenital. Various types can result depending on the type and amount of force the head suffers. Sometimes, there’s a minor concussion that heals completely, while other times, severe complications can cause permanent damage.

Following are some of the most common types of brain injuries:

A traumatic brain injury disrupts the brain’s normal functioning and typically results from a jolt, bump, or blow to the head or a penetrating injury.

A concussion is a type of brain injury that’s caused by head trauma. Many times it can heal on its own without the use of treatment or other medical interventions. However, someone who suffers repeated concussions could end up with a permanent medical condition.

A hemorrhage is when the brain tissue or area around the brain bleeds uncontrollably. A build-up of pressure could occur that kills brain cells and reduces the flow of oxygen to the brain. Common symptoms include severe headaches, nausea, and loss of consciousness. Without immediate medical intervention, the victim could die.

A diffuse axonal injury damages brain cells but doesn’t cause bleeding. Damaged brain cells are unable to function properly. When that happens, temporary or permanent brain damage could occur, as well as coma or death.

A penetrating injury is the result of a knife, bullet, or sharp object penetrating the skull and entering the brain. Certain objects can ricochet throughout the brain and lead to widespread damage to different areas. For example, a bullet can injure the brain, tissue, and other areas, especially if there’s an exit wound.

Edema involves the swelling of the brain. Since the skull can’t handle a larger brain, it creates pressure that damages brain cells and restricts blood supply. It can be a fatal form of brain injury if appropriate treatment isn’t sought.

A hematoma occurs when blood collects or clots outside the blood vessels. Permanent brain damage can result from a build-up of pressure inside of the skull.

Common symptoms people experience when they sustain a brain injury include:

  • Seizures
  • Nausea
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty with coordination or balance
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Confusion
  • Lightheaded
  • Cognitive, physical, or behavioral impairments
  • Trouble speaking

Common Causes of Brain Injuries

Most people think brain injuries only happen during devastating accidents when the head is severely impacted, such as in a car crash. However, it’s possible to suffer a severe brain injury even if there’s no external damage to the head. The brain can move around inside the skull if there’s enough external force that causes a sudden jolt to the body, such as in whiplash.

The most common causes of brain injuries include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Occupational accidents
  • Assault
  • Struck against or by an object
  • Product defect
  • Sports and recreational activities
  • Medical malpractice

Brain trauma doesn’t only occur at the time of the accident. It can also develop over time as a result of bleeding or the swelling of the brain. If a doctor doesn’t intervene promptly, the victim could suffer permanent damage and never regain normal functioning. A debilitating injury can impact every area of a person’s life. You might not be able to return to your job or perform routine tasks on your own, such as getting dressed.

Hire a Nashville Brain Injury Lawyer to Assist You With Your Case

Bill Easterly & Associates knows the steps we need to take to help our clients win the monetary award they need to heal and move forward with their lives. If someone else caused your brain injury, we’ll make sure they’re held accountable for their actions.

Unfortunately, most people who don’t seek legal representation end up with much lower compensation than those who do. Without an experienced attorney by your side, you could get taken advantage of by the insurance company or at-fault party. If you don’t know your rights or you’re unfamiliar with the legal process, you won’t know your legal options or what kind of compensation you’re entitled to receive.

Your Nashville brain injury attorney will take care of each step of your case on your behalf. You’re probably already feeling overwhelmed with your expenses and the doctor’s appointments you must attend. Additional responsibilities would just increase the level of stress you’re experiencing.

When you hire us, we’ll launch a complete investigation into the accident and determine who was at fault for your brain injury. We will also collect sufficient evidence to prove someone else was liable for your injuries, and that you deserve full compensation. The evidence we will obtain may include:

  • Video security footage
  • Your medical records, billing statements, and other documents associated with the case
  • Incident/police reports
  • Accident scene photos
  • Lost wage reports indicating the income you were unable to earn due to the injury
  • Coverage listed on all available insurance policies
  • Eyewitness statements

We can also file an insurance claim for you and communicate with the insurance company to negotiate a fair settlement. If we’re unsuccessful in our negotiation tactics, we have the experience and resources to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party and fight for justice in court.

Damages Often Incurred After a Brain Injury

When you get hurt, there are various damages you’ll likely suffer as a result. While you’re attempting to heal, taking time off work, and dealing with emotional trauma, those damages deserve financial compensation. Damages are the total losses associated with an accident. They include economic damages, which are actual expenses, and non-economic damages, which are intangible losses.

The damages you could seek in an insurance claim or lawsuit include:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Mental anguish
  • Out of pocket expenses
  • Property damage
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Non-economic damages aren’t easy to calculate due to the subjective nature of things like mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life. We’ll make a compelling argument to the insurance adjuster or jury members that you deserve fair and full compensation. Some contributing factors to the final number might include the following:

  • Type of injury and its severity
  • The extent of physical or emotional suffering endured
  • Availability of relevant evidence proving fault
  • Total medical expenses
  • Duration of necessary treatment
  • Whether full recovery was made or the injury resulted in disfigurement, impairment, or disability
  • Impact of the incident on daily routine and life
  • Inability to earn a living, care for children, or support a spouse
  • If the victim’s actions partially contributed to the injury
  • Statements from witnesses who saw what happened

How Modified Comparative Negligence Affects Brain Injury Cases

In Tennessee, something called the modified comparative negligence rule could impact the amount of compensation you’re entitled to receive from the at-fault party. A victim’s total damages will be reduced in proportion to the percentage of fault they share in an accident. If they’re 50% or more to blame, they will be barred from pursuing any damages at all.

To clarify, let’s say you were in a car accident and incurred $100,000 in damages. You would be entitled to $100,000 in compensation if the other driver was 100% responsible for the accident. However, if it’s discovered that you’re 20% at-fault for the crash, you could only seek up to $80,000.

Let Our Nashville Brain Injury Attorneys Help You in the Fight for Justice

At Bill Easterly & Associates, we care about the clients that hire us. We dedicate our time and attention to each case we take so we’re able to reach a favorable outcome. We will take the time to get to know you, so we understand the details of your case and the best way to reach your goals. Our team always provides one-on-one attention, personalized legal strategies, and guidance. We know you’re struggling to move forward with your life, and we want to ensure you have the opportunity to do so.

We’ve been successfully handling cases like yours since 1992. Although nothing is guaranteed, we have the knowledge, resources, and experience to build a strong case and effectively represent accident victims. Our Nashville brain injury lawyers never back down from a fight and are fully prepared to go to battle for you.

If you sustained a brain injury due to another person’s reckless actions and want to know how to pursue financial compensation, call Bill Easterly & Associates at (615) 244-2222 today. We’ll schedule your free consultation and determine your available legal options.

Immediate Help. Exceptional Outcomes.

How Our Tennessee Attorneys Can Help You

No case is too small or too large for our team of experienced attorneys. We have the skills and resources it takes to pursue all types of personal injury cases. If you’ve suffered at the hands of a negligent party, we want to make sure you are compensated, and the negligent party is held responsible. We start by getting to you know and the facts surrounding your case.

Every case is unique, and we treat them as such, priding ourselves on making sure you have our full attention and focusing our efforts on building a successful case for you. Here’s how we can help:

INVESTIGATE YOUR INJURY

Investigate Your Claim: We want to get to the bottom of the “how” and “why” of your accident. We will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of your incident. This allows us to gather evidence that can strengthen your case and help us identify all responsible parties involved. Leave all the legwork and paperwork to our team.

BUILD A COMPELLING CASE

Build a Compelling Case: With evidence in hand, we work to build a strong and compelling case in your favor. Whether we are going to court or negotiating with an insurance company, by building a solid case, we can help you maximize the amount of damages you may be able to recover.

MAXIMIZE YOUR RECOVERY

We Are Your Advocate: Unfortunately, insurance companies and negligent parties will not take you seriously unless you have an aggressive attorney on your side who fights for your rights. These parties may use tactics that manipulate or take advantage of a victim in order to keep from paying out hefty compensation packages. Having an attorney backing you up signals to these parties you are serious about getting everything you are entitled to.

FOCUS ON YOUR HEALTH

Focus on What’s Important: You. Your health and safety are what’s most important. Let us tackle the paperwork, the negotiating, and the back and forth, while you focus on your health and the well-being of your family. Trusting the team at Bill Easterly & Associates takes an immense weight off of your shoulders.

DEDICATED. AGGRESSIVE. RESPECTED.

Demand the Full Compensation You Deserve

We genuinely believe that you should not have to pay the price for someone else’s negligent and dangerous wrongdoing. For this reason, you can trust our legal team to do everything within our professional power to make sure you are not stuck with the financial repercussions of a serious injury-causing accident. We are ready to put decades of experience and practice to work for you! To schedule your free consultation, do not hesitate to contact our firm today.

Immediate Help. Exceptional Outcomes.

Hear From Our Clients
Tristan Vogel

Bill & his team handled my injury case with total professionalism and respect. I was never left out of the conversation and if I had a question, they had an answer. Never having been through anything like this before I was worried it would be a stressful headache. Fortunately this wasn’t the case. Between his team and the other party’s insurance we settled for higher than I expected/demanded. I highly recommend his office and will be sure to send anyone I know in need of help their way. Many thanks you all!

Jeffrey L.

“I endorse this lawyer. I went to school with Bill and he is truly among the best and brightest lawyers out there.”

Marcus H.

“When I hired Bill to represent me in my workers’ compensation claim, I was receiving $238 per week while out of work. Bill found an error in the way the insurance company calculated my wages, and he got my weekly check raised to $352 almost immediately. This couldn’t have come at a better time.”

Michael L.

“Bill Easterly & Associates let me know just what I needed to do during my time of need. If I had any questions they took the time to answer them. His office kept me informed and up to date on my case.”

William G.

“I worked for a company for 36 years when I was severely injured on the job. I spent over a year working with the state to get my worker’s compensation case taken care of & wasn’t having much luck. I decided to ask for help. I called Bill Easterly & Associates, & spoke with Bill, who was very friendly. Right away Bill & his staff began to work on my case. After just a few short months Bill & his team reached a settlement I was more than pleased with! I am thankful for Bill & his team; without them I would not have been able to receive the assistance I needed.”

Steve S.

“Bill Easterly & Associates, took care of every detail from start to finish with my case. If not for their extreme persistence, I would not have received any medical help nor assistance with all the bills that my employer refused to help me with when they were legally responsible. I was shocked when my settlement was reached for the sum they told me I would receive from the first day I chose them. I was able to relocate to Florida & join my family with a new lease on life.”

James C.

“Bill, I want to thank both you, Craig, and Jim for all the work that was put into yesterday’s trial. I realize that the Judge’s ruling was a direct reflection of the work that you put into my case. I thank you and can’t wait to share your name with others!!!!!”

Sam K.

“I am very appreciative for Bill Easterly & his staff. They helped my family & I during an extremely troublesome time & for this I have extreme gratitude. They are the best!”

Tracy T.

“Bill Easterly & Associates was very professional, honest, polite, and respectable of my needs. They were very accommodating in assisting me with a troubled time. I would definitely refer attorney Easterly to anyone in need of a lawyer.”

Nellie G.

“Bill Easterly & Associates was very helpful to me when I needed someone. I just want to thank him for getting all the bills paid & taking care of my needs. I want to let you know how grateful I was for your staff’s assistance. Whenever I called or left messages they were quick to call me back, as well as very helpful & knowledgeable.”

Mia G.

“Bill Easterly & Associates have been wonderful to our family. The firm fought for a fair settlement for my case and took away all of the stress that came with my accident. Bill and our assigned paralegal were very nice and kept me informed and updated on my case. Bill Easterly himself was available to answer questions that I had and that made me feel special and that he truly cared about my case. This firm shows total professionalism. Great job! I highly recommend this firm!”

James

“Bill Easterly and Associates are the best!!! I had a workman’s comp case resulting from an injury at work and they handled everything with compassion, skill, and diligence. They went up and beyond my expectations and I recommend them to everyone!!!!”

Kathy

“Several years ago I suffered an injury which required surgery and many weeks of additional hospitalization, as well as months of painful recovery. Feeling that I had a real legal issue, I began to dial up some of the more ‘well-known’ legal firms in the Nashville area. However, with each cold, harsh rejection, my heart and hopes sank deeper….until my niece said, “What about this guy, Bill Easterly?”

From the moment Bill & I spoke, I knew I had reached the right person for the job. Bill went to bat for me immediately and stayed with me the whole way, He and his staff answered all my questions knowledgeably and honestly and were always considerate of my needs and wishes. They guided me through a confusing and sometimes frustrating process with the utmost care and professionalism; I felt I couldn’t have been in better hands.

When my case was finally resolved, I was pleased with results. I can truthfully say that now, should the need ever arise again, Bill Easterly and Associates will be the ONLY telephone number I will call for my legal work.”

Craig

“Bill and his team went above and beyond for me in two different cases. His office was always able to answer my questions or return my calls. Bill was always happy to help with anything he could, case involved or not. I have and will continue to highly recommend the services of Bill Easterly & Associates to anyone in need!”

James

“I never worked with an attorney before Bill. After I got hurt at work it took the insurance company several weeks to get me in to see a doctor, and while I was out of work my checks were always late, so a friend suggested I call Bill. He took my case and I immediately began to see my situation get better. His staff took care of scheduling my doctor appointments and made sure that my checks came on time. After the doctor released me to return to work, Bill was able to settle my case in less than three months, and for more money than I ever thought I would get. I highly recommend Bill Easterly & Associates.”

Chris E.

“I had the pleasure of having Bill Easterly and Associates represent me during a worker’s comp. case back in the spring of 2009. During the entire ordeal which involved surgery, and an arduous road to recover, Mr. Easterly and his staff were professional, kind, and worked very hard on my behalf. Mr. Easterly himself worked directly for me, and handled the entire situation with a high degree of care and expertise to the point where I felt like I was the only case he was working on. Furthermore, if I ever had any questions, I knew I could contact Mr. Easterly himself directly to get any issues resolved. I would recommend Mr. Easterly and Associates to anyone looking for excellent legal counsel especially if it involves a worker’s comp. case.”

Randon W.

“Bill Easterly and his team of associates including: Whitney, Annbern, and Bethany are amazing, they have all been like family to me and represented me and my case as if it were their very own. I cannot express how truly thankful I am for the effort and amount of time and work they have put into my case, even through my being impatient under some circumstances. Even though I rarely spoke with them every time I received a phone call or E-mail from Mr. Bill or his associates it has been nothing but great news. I would strongly recommend Bill Easterly and Associates to any and everyone with any type of Workers Comp. or personal injury case to them. I’ve had such a wonderful experience and I couldn’t have asked for a better job. Thank you guys so much.”

P. Burns

“Bill Easterly and Associate are awesome they took my case and did all they could do to make sure I was stress free and I really appreciate their professionalism and the patience they showed me when I became frustrated. I want to thank you for the work you provided but most of all you and the staff Annbern you are a true angel so mild mannered Whitney your patience Bethany your cheery disposition on the telephone and Mr. Bill Easterly your determination and fight on my behalf thank and may you all continue to be a blessing to all you meet. True Angels here on earth. If you need a team that will fight for you BILL EASTERLY AND ASSOCIATES IS THE BEST WAY TO GO.”

Leslie H.

“GREAT People!!!! GREAT Service!!!!!”

Shannon B.

“I called Mr. Easterly a little over a month ago to take over my case because the attorney I started off with had not even looked at my emails in the three months he was supposed to be working for me… Bill has settled my case/claim already and I could not be happier with the outcome. He had personally made calls to me, which made me feel like a person and not just dollar signs. His paralegal, Whitney, is also amazing. She always returned my emails and calls immediately, and was more than patient with me asking a million questions. I hope no one I know is seriously hurt in an accident like we were, but if so I highly recommend you call Bill Easterly and Associates. Not to mention, Bill Easterly is pretty hot ;).”

Ron M.

“Bill has been my attorney for many years on many cases. I have always been pleased with him and his staff for all they have helped me with. Very professional.”

Mark M.

“Bill Easterly handled my case better and faster than I was told to expect, due to the circumstances of the case. He definitely exceeded my personal expectations and I am more than satisfied with the outcome. Would recommend him to anyone. He’s a great guy.”

Shelley

“I called several accident law firms and none were as knowledgeable and sincere as this firm. Mr. Easterly and his associates were amazing! They took the time to listen and answer any questions I had. I’m also grateful they helped me deal with the not so helpful insurance company. They went above and beyond! Very pleased!”

Keith R.

“Throughout my entire case, Mr. Easterly and his staff were supportive and diligent in handling my claim. Mr. Easterly provided the one-on-one attention that I needed. Thank you for everything!”

Nicole P.

“Bill Easterly and his staff were very courteous and friendly. They made me feel like family. When I walked into the office you would’ve thought I had known them before. When it came to them assisting with my case they were awesome. If they told you that they were going to do something or call you back they did. Mr. Easterly and staff took care of my case in an effective and timely manner making me feel like I was the only client. This is the kind of attention you need when you are hurt. If I needed assistance again, I would definitely use them. I would recommend him without hesitation! They should be the first and only attorneys you call when in need! Great group of people! Thank you!”

Muyala M.

“Mr. Bill Easterly and his staff are very friendly and reliable. They are ready to answer any questions that I have and let me know step by step what is going on with my case. I really recommend them to anybody.”

Irene F.

“Bill Easterly and his staff are amazing to work with. I met Bill years ago when my little girl got hurt and he has been my go to lawyer ever since. If he doesn’t specialize in something I have questions about he always takes the time to send me in the right direction. His staff is very professional and on top of things at all time. Thank you Bill for everything you have done for my family.”

Valerie C.

“Bill is knowledgeable and professional. The staff is helpful, friendly and prompt to respond to questions or concerns. Would recommend without reservation.”

Brenda B.

“When I interviewed attorneys for my case, Bill Easterly was hands down the best choice! Not only was he straight to the point, his confidence was contagious! Bethany was on top of my case every step of the way! Every step was explained to me and I was prepared for what would happen throughout the process. I told a friend that I loved my attorneys, she said,

“You don’t hear anyone say that, ever!” But I can recommend Easterly and Associates without hesitation!”

Norma B.

“Bill Easterly and Associates took my case when no one else would and got me a decent settlement. I highly recommend them.”

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