If the negligence of another party has resulted in a brain injury, victims and their family members may have legal recourse to recover compensation for medical expenses incurred as well as those that will likely be needed. Since timely and effective treatment is critical for brain injury sufferers, it is important for victims and their families to be aware that the impact of a brain injury can be immediately apparent or may be more subtly discernible.
Symptoms of brain injuries may not be immediately noticed by victims or their families. Brain injuries can cause physical harm such as headaches, sleep disorders and vision problems, as well as emotional problems such as personality and mood changes. Brain injuries can occur in a number of different ways, too, including car accidents, truck accidents, workplace accidents, dog bite attacks, accidents involving defective products, just to name a few. Because of the serious nature of traumatic brain injuries, victims can be subjected to significant disruption in their lives, and the damage may be irreversible.
When a victim has suffered a brain injury at no fault of their own, victims and their families may be able to recover compensation for their damages. These damages can include medical expenses, lost wages, future medical care, and pain and suffering damages, among other types of damages depending on the circumstances. It is important for victims to carefully record their physical condition, the progression of their injury and medical care treatment and costs so that, should compensation be awarded, they stand a chance to recover their full loss.
However, succeeding on one of these claims is not always easy. The individual who caused the harm may be represented by a zealous attorney who will diligently work to thwart every argument you make. Therefore, if you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury, then you may want to discuss the matter with an attorney. An experienced legal team, like the one at the Law Offices of Bailey & Burke know how to handle these types of claims and how to maximize one’s possibility for winning and recovering damaes.