If someone you love sustains a traumatic brain injury due to another person’s carelessness or mistake, make sure you know your legal options. Head trauma of any kind can result in serious brain damage, which may cause cognitive issues, memory problems, chronic pain, and more. These types of injuries are more common than you might think and can occur at work, at home, in your car, or anywhere in between. When an injury results in serious damage, it’s important to do what you can to hold the liable parties responsible for the harm they caused.
Our team at Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs has more than 100 years of collective experience fighting for the rights of injured victims and their families. We know how challenging these types of cases can be, which is why we are committed to handling the details of your case, no matter how complex or problematic, so that you can focus on healing.
Brain injuries can occur whenever the head sustains a serious impact, causing the brain to collide with the skull or strain away from the brain stem. Puncture wounds to the head can also affect the brain, either because of a bullet, a weapon, or debris. For example, a car crash victim might be hit with fallen debris that pierces the skull—resulting in brain damage. Although our skulls are rather tough, the brain within is extremely delicate and complex, which is why even a seemingly minor head injury can become serious fast.
As with any other type of injury, brain injuries can vary in type and severity. A mild brain injury might result in temporary memory loss, whereas a severe brain injury could leave the injured person in a permanent vegetative state. Because the damage of these injuries can vary so drastically, there is no singular result of a brain injury, nor is there a cut-and-dry value for a brain injury case.
Brain injuries can result in any of the following damages:
Depending on the severity of the injury, the value of a personal injury claim can vary. If the injury causes relatively minor injuries, (injuries that do not result in lasting damage), the value of the claim will be significantly lower than a claim for an injury that causes permanent damage. However, because brain injuries are typically so serious, most damages will be lasting and permanent, or “catastrophic.”
A catastrophic injury is extremely damaging and will often result in significant emotional and financial hardship. If someone sustains a catastrophic brain injury, he or she will likely require compensation for medical bills, future medical expenses, rehabilitative care, loss of wages, and pain and suffering.
If you sustained a serious brain injury due to someone else’s negligence or mistake, our firm is prepared to protect your rights and advocate on your behalf. Coping with a major brain injury can be emotionally challenging and financially difficult, which is why the responsible party should be held liable for the damage they caused. Our firm can use our ample resources and experience to gather evidence against the liable party, file a claim on your behalf, and seek maximum compensation.
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