Steve and Lesa Patek, Rochester, Minnesota
Every five minutes, one person in the United States suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A traumatic brain injury changes lives and relationships forever. Even a mild TBI may affect your memory, your ability to concentrate, and your ability to understand and follow directions — all requirements you need to maintain your job.
There’s something different about a traumatic brain injury. TBI is known as the “silent epidemic”. Often a TBI is invisible. A TBI may not show up on medical imaging. A TBI often only becomes real through conversations with family members and close friends who knew the injured person before and after the TBI. Traumatic brain injuries may be caused by car accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents. Other TBI’s may be caused by work accidents or accidents on property or premises owned by another.
We understand the challenges facing the survivor and their family. Our first priority is the recovery of the survivor, but the caregivers—and other family members—need help too. We get the best evaluation and treatment available for the survivor . . . and the compensation to get on with your life.
Kauffman Law Firm is a member of the following specialized TBI groups:
- Rochester Brain Injury Community Committee
- Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance
- Iowa Brain Injury Alliance
- American Association for Justice Traumatic Brain Injury Section
Kreg Kauffman has been a requested speaker at numerous brain injury conferences and has been recognized by the Minnesota Brain Injury Alliance for his volunteer work. Read more.
If you or a loved one have suffered a TBI, you may be entitled to the following Recoverable Losses:
- Past pain, suffering, disability, disfigurement, scarring or emotional distress
- Reasonable medical expenses
- Loss of earnings
- Future pain, suffering, disability, disfigurement, scarring or emotional distress
- Future medical expenses
- Future loss of earning capacity
See our generic Jury Special Verdict Form.
For further discussion of these losses, see: Minnesota No-Fault: How No-Fault Works
There may be several layers of auto insurance coverage and several insurers involved in your case depending on how the TBI occurred including:
- No-Fault Insurance
- Liability Insurance or Uninsured Motorist Insurance (UM)
- Underinsured Motorist Insurance (UIM)
If you or a loved one have suffered a TBI, you need to concentrate on one thing — getting on with your life. Let our experienced team handle the insurance paperwork including claim forms, reports, authorizations, requests for recorded statements and Defense Medical Examinations (DMEs).
We offer a free consultation, so you have nothing to lose by contacting us first.
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