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Seeking Legal Compensation While Cognitively Impaired Due to a Traumatic Brain Injury

Posted March 11, 2019 in Personal Injury Blog

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A personal injury in which the brain suffers a trauma represents a sometimes uniquely difficult challenge in the personal injury law context. This is because, if a traumatic brain injury victim’s memory, speech, or even consciousness has been severely limited, he or she may be unable to recall or speak to the events and persons responsible for the injuries suffered.

During this time, medical bills may become astronomical. Worse still, a traumatic brain injury may ultimately result in a wrongful death with the victim losing his or her life as a result of brain damage. In either instance, traumatic brain injury victims and their loved ones so dearly need an advocate for their rights and needs.

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to an accident or incident caused by another party’s negligence or recklessness, you may be entitled to financial compensation for the losses that your injuries have caused you.

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

The causes of a traumatic brain injury are all too many and include:

  • Auto accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Physical assault
  • Slips and falls
  • Exposure to chemicals

Typically, a severe blow to the head is the cause of traumatic brain injury.  When this occurs, the victim may experience the following symptoms (and more):

  • Temporary or permanent loss of cognitive function
  • Temporary or permanent loss of certain bodily functions
  •  Brain death

The consequences of these losses and harms may be far-reaching, from the initial medical bills and rehabilitation process, to lost income due to missed work or even an inability to ever return to one’s occupation, to short or long-term disabilities, to loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium with a loved one.  

Legal Damages Available to Traumatic Brain Injury Victims

Even while a traumatic brain injury victim is communicatively impaired, an experienced brain injury attorney can work to confirm facts surrounding the brain injury-causing event(s) and hold at-fault persons, businesses, or institutions responsible for the terrible damage wrought.

First and foremost, an experienced brain injury attorney will advocate for legal compensation for the cost of medical care, from the time period immediately following the traumatic brain injury to the future. This is so important because a traumatic brain injury victim may require around-the-clock care, forever unable to return to full-time and, in some cases, even part-time employment.

An experienced catastrophic injury lawyer Trenton, NJ recommends will work tirelessly to obtain this compensation for a traumatic brain injury victim, as well as seeking damages for pain and suffering, and all other losses suffered. Call today to set up a confidential consultation.

Thanks to Davis & Brusca, LLC for their insight into personal injury cases and catastrophic brain injuries.

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