Victims of accidents who suffer brain injuries often face many challenges. The financial expenses can be tremendous. The injured person suffers serious physical and emotional damages. The family is impacted in many different ways. Victims and their families may recover compensation for these damages by filing a personal injury claim against the party responsible for their injuries. A lawyer who has experience fighting for brain injury victims knows how to pursue these very serious and expensive claims.
TBIs Have Lasting Effects
TBIs may occur in a number of ways, such as a motor vehicle accident, a slip or trip and fall, a construction accident, or an injury caused while using a defective product.
Nearly 1.5 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) every year (UCLA Brain Injury Research Center). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that falls and motor vehicle accidents are among the leading causes of TBIs. Many TBIs have long-lasting effects. Those who sustain major brain injuries may experience and require:
- Extensive medical treatment and surgery
- Assistance with hygiene, feeding, and other activities of daily living
- Around-the-clock nursing care
- Loss of future wages due to an inability to work temporarily or permanently
- Compromised relationships with loved ones
- Reduced quality of life
Even a minor TBI (concussion) can require medical care, missed time at work, and pain and suffering.
Brain Injury Survivors Deserve Full Compensation
Depending on the seriousness of the injury, the lifetime costs of a TBI can be significant. If you suffered a TBI and another party is partly or wholly responsible for the accident, you may be entitled to compensation from the responsible party by bringing a personal injury claim.
TBI-related costs go beyond immediate medical expenses for hospitalization, medication, surgery, and rehabilitation. To make sure you are fully compensated, we compile and review your medical records, get testimony from medical and occupational experts, and evaluate other evidence that helps us identify the total financial, physical, and emotional effects of your injury.
A person who has a TBI and brings a personal injury claim may seek compensation for economic as well as non-economic damages, which include, but are not limited to:
- Past Medical bills
- Future medical treatment
- Current and future lost wages
- Lost benefits
There are other “general damages” related to the loss of enjoyment of life following a TBI, which include, but are not limited to:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional Distress
- Grief and Anxiety
- Loss of Enjoyment of life
- And much more