Brain injuries — depending on their severity — can result in lifelong disabilities. Even a relatively minor brain injury can affect a victim’s daily life for months after an accident.
Disabilities that affect a brain injury victim might include cognitive deficiencies, emotional and psychological problems and physical disabilities related to one’s motor skills. These can lead to an inability to work, problems with romantic and friendship relationships, and more.
Can I pursue a legal claim after a brain injury?
The ability to pursue a legal action after a brain injury will depend on the circumstances surrounding the accident that caused the injury. Here are a few examples of accidents that might lead to a personal injury claim against an at-fault party:
- Slip-and-fall incidents resulting from a negligent property owner.
- Car accidents caused by a negligent or unlawful driver.
- Instances of intentional harm, like a fight, an attack or a strangulation.
- Brain injuries resulting from a person who intended to cause harm against an individual.
How will I benefit from pursuing a legal action?
There are no guarantees when moving forward with any kind of personal injury lawsuit. However, with the right factual scenario and a strategic understanding of the law, brain injury victims whose injuries were caused by another party may be able to receive multiple financial benefits.
If a brain injury plaintiff can successfully navigate his or her case, the plaintiff may be able to recoup money to pay for medical care. He or she may also be able to recoup money to pay for disabilities, lost income due to not being able to work and money to pay for various services and equipment required to deal with and recover from the brain injury.
Know the law and you have a better chance for success
When moving forward with a lawsuit, there’s no way to know what the results will be until the parties have settled the matter, or a judge and/or jury has rendered a decision. Until that point, it’s important that plaintiffs present their head injury cases in an honest, organized, convincing and legally appropriate fashion.