Janesville Brain Injury Lawyer
25 Years Representing Clients Who Sustain Catastrophic Injuries in Wisconsin
Head injuries vary in degree of severity. However, anyone who has a head injury knows that even a “minor” injury can affect her or his life on a large scale. Whether you are dealing with persistent headaches and blurred vision or memory loss and cognitive impairment, you likely have many concerns. For most people, the main worry involves the ability to work. You wonder: How am I going to support my family if I can’t go back to work?
Janesville brain injury attorney Steve Caya — a partner at the law firm of Nowlan & Mouat LLP — represents people injured in serious accidents. In consultation with brain injury experts, our firm conducts a complete evaluation to determine how much money you need for urgent care, rehabilitation and a lifetime of treatments. Our objective is to give you and your family the best outcome possible.
Wisconsin’s Helmet Laws
As an experienced personal injury lawyer and avid motorcycle rider, Steve Caya believes it is important for all bikers to follow motorcycle laws and safety recommendations. However, the laws and recommendations may not always work together. A motorcyclist can sustain serious head and brain injuries if she or he crashes while unprotected by a helmet. Yet, according to Wisconsin law, an insurance company cannot admit evidence that a helmet could have prevented a head injury.
If you are over 18 years old, you do not need to wear a helmet in Wisconsin while riding a motorcycle or moped. Insurers cannot use your failure to wear a helmet against you. Our experienced brain injury attorney counters arguments by your insurance company that you could have done more to prevent the accident or your injuries. We pursue the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
Signs of a Brain Injury
Signs of a brain injury do not always appear immediately. You may feel ok right after getting knocked on your head or sustaining a serious jolt — in a car crash, for example. But then you may experience problems days or weeks later. For this reason, you should consult a medical professional immediately if you receive a blow to your head and a brain injury lawyer in Janesville shortly thereafter. Early diagnostic testing at one of the area medical facilities may increase your chances of recovery, both physically and in your legal claim.
Head and brain injuries can manifest in various ways, such as the following:
- Blurred vision
- Memory loss
- Personality changes
- Loss of cognition
A Focus on Your Lifetime Needs
The severity of your complications depends greatly upon the type of injury you sustained. Attorney Steve Caya handles all types of brain injuries including the following:
- Closed head injury
- Brain injury
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
He works closely with a network of experts to assess the long-term implications of your injury. These experts include neurosurgeons, vocational rehabilitation experts and life-care planners. Our overarching goal is to seek full and fair compensation for your losses. Additionally, we will help you develop a financial plan. Many compensation awards are significant and we will provide the resources you need to address financial and/or tax matters.
Start the Road to Recovery Today
A motorcycle crash or any other type of motor vehicle accident that results in a head injury can change your life. With the help of an experienced lawyer, you can adjust to your new circumstances. Contact Steve Caya at 608-531-6252 or toll free at 1-800-754-8110 or contact us online to schedule your free first-time consultation. We offer evening, weekend and off-site appointments.