Seeking Compensation For A Traumatic Head Injury Through Legal Action
TBIs, known also as traumatic brain injuries and also traumatic head injuries are when damage is done to hear and/or brain or surrounding tissues that leads to serious and often times irreversible impairment. The damage is usually a lifetime problem and may require the victim of the family to seek out compensation. Usually compensation comes from the person or company responsible for the injury. A personal injury lawsuit is filed so the injured party can begin receiving compensation to cover medical care and loss of income, both current and future.
Prerequisites for Pursuing Compensation
*Life changing damage must have been done. Catastrophic brain injuries must have occurred.
* Someone’s negligence caused the accident.
* The injured person is now mentally disabled or incapable of caring for them self.
*The devastating head injury must take months to years to recover from, if there is any recovery at all.
*An increase in medical bills, even for people fully recovering to maximize healing.
*If the injurer ends up losing his case, it is usually his insurance company that will pay the damage. Corporations can also be held responsible if injury is because of a defective product.
What Sort of Damages?
The astronomical costs of recovering from a traumatic head injury can leave a family facing hardships. However, if a case warrants legal action, and it is successful, a settlement or jury award could result in money to pay for the extensive medical care that is required – often for life.
* Compensation can be sought to cover medical expenses. Medical damages can be sought for initial treatment; ongoing care; the services of an in-home care provider; and convalescent home confinement.
*Compensation for the traumatic head injury can be obtained for lost wages of the victim. Hospitalization and other issues may keep them out of work for any amount of time. The compensation may be obtained not only for wages presently lost, but for wages that may be lost in the future due to the injury.
* Compensation can be sought for the pain and suffering that the victim has endured as a result of their injuries. Damages for pain and suffering include physical, mental and emotional anguish.
HOW TO HIRE A PERSONAL INJURY LAWYER
*Find someone who will schedule you a free consultation to hear the details of your specific case.
* The lawyer will make an assessment as to whether you have a good case
*You will form an agreement with the attorney.
Getting compensation for a traumatic head injury will take a lawyer who has experience and knowledge of dealing with insurance companies. Often the insurance company will go to extremes to try to disprove the victims claims. Victims will usually become part of a large litigation. Many times expert witnesses are utilized, becoming part of the court case and often both sides require the use of an entire team of lawyers to come to a conclusion.
Because of a traumatic head injury, families will face a slew of problems including confusion, panic and uncertainty. It is important to hold responsible parties accountable for their actions, and doing this often times gives the victims and families a sense of fairness.