If another person was negligent and their negligence caused a traumatic brain injury, then that at-fault party might be held liable for the accident. In that case, they would be responsible for damages related to the accident. Keep reading to learn more or contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation from a personal injury attorney.
Brain Injuries Can Be Incredibly Expensive to Treat
One of the reasons that it is so important to consider your legal options after a brain injury is that they can easily cost six figures before the patient even leaves the hospital. In many cases, they then require long-term or permanent brain injury care, which can be very expensive.
Brain Injuries Are More Common Than People Think
In any year, about one in four injury-related deaths are caused by brain injury. The most common causes of this type of injury are traffic accidents, firearms, and falls. These three types of brain injury causes make up about 88% of all fatal brain injuries. When discussing brain injuries in which the victim did not die, nearly 40% are caused by falls, with an almost equal number caused by vehicle accidents.
There Are Many Potential Damages That Can Be Recovered
If someone else was at fault for the accident, then the injured party could be eligible to recover compensation for their damages. The damages they can sue for will depend on the specifics of their case. They could include future and past medical bills, care costs, inpatient rehab, diminished earning capacity, therapy (including physical, occupational, and speech), lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses such as the installation of wheelchair ramps at your home, and pain and suffering.
Wrongful Death Cases Can Be Filed When a Life is Lost
If you have lost a loved one due to someone else’s negligence, then it is possible you could qualify to file a wrongful death lawsuit. This would allow you to recover damages for mental anguish, the cost of their funeral and burial, the cost of medical care related to the accident that led up to their death, loss of household services, and emotional damages.
Call Now to Find Out How We Can Help You
If you have lost a loved one or suffered a brain injury on your own, then you need to talk to a personal injury as soon as possible. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we can provide a free legal consultation during which we determine if someone else is legally liable for your damages.
If we determine that there is, then we could take your case on a contingency basis that assures you do not have to pay for legal costs out of pocket. Contact us at 800-333-0000 to learn more.