All injuries caused by accidents cause alterations in the victims’ lives. Traumatic brain injuries cause even more uncertainty and fear. The reason for this is the physical and emotional consequences that affect patients and their families. Medicine cannot always predict the rates or results of the recovery process, encountering ups and downs. This results in personal, family, social, emotional, and economic challenges.
Who can be sued for a brain injury?
By all rights, people who have suffered brain injuries (or their families) due to someone else’s recklessness believe that they should not bear the financial burden of the injury on their own. Who should pay then? The reality is that it depends on the circumstances. Brain injuries can be caused by various scenarios, such as car accidents, construction falls, slippery floors, contact sports, etc. Once the situation is determined, it is necessary to establish liability and responsibility.
Reviewing your case with an experienced brain injury attorney as soon as possible will help you identify the persons or entities responsible for your suffering and losses.
How much compensation can you receive for a traumatic brain injury?
The value of a claim and the compensation received from insurance, legal action, or both depends on:
- The severity of the brain injury and the its effects. This includes headaches, mental confusion, fatigue, motor, cognitive and emotional damage. The greater the impact, the greater the compensation
- The victim’s age and state of health. When a younger person suffers a brain injury, compensation can reach higher amounts for damages. This is due to the consideration of companies and juries about the time a person will have to live with the injury and future missed opportunities.
- The ability of the party with legal responsibility to pay compensation. It is necessary to determine if those responsible can reach the means of the amount requested.