Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries can result from a slip and fall, a car crash, a medical procedure that goes wrong, or a variety of other occurrences. A person who suffers such an injury will find his or her life inevitably changed. Aside from the immediate pain and suffering and the costs related to emergency responses, traumatic brain injuries often lead to life-long limitations and expenses.
The costs of diagnosis and treatment of traumatic brain injuries are extremely high. Diagnosis usually requires expensive tests such as MRIs and CT scans. Treatment may include surgery, as well as lengthy rehabilitation services. Severe injuries may leave victims unable to earn a living, or dependent on others and requiring help for even the most basic daily activities.
If you or someone you love is dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury, you are already well aware of those consequences. You may not be sure, however, whether you are entitled to any financial compensation that would ease your situation. The best way to determine this is to discuss your case with an effective and dedicated personal injury attorney.
If a person’s traumatic brain injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, or resulted from the use of a defective product, the injured person may be able to recover compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning power, and more. The goal of personal injury law is to make the injured party as “whole” again as possible; while no amount of money can restore lost abilities or memories, or inhibit pain, financial compensation can pay for medicines, treatment, and services such as long-term care.
Legal claims related to traumatic brain injury can be complex. Expert evaluations and testimony will often be required to prove the presence and extent of the injury, as well as to place a dollar amount on losses that may be hard to quantify, such as loss of enjoyment and loss of earning power. Expert testimony may also be necessary to prove causation—in other words, that the negligence of the defendant or the defect of a particular product was the cause of the injury at issue.
For a free consultation regarding a potential New York traumatic brain injury claim, please contact The Law Offices of Nicholas Rose, by calling us toll free at (877) 313-7673 or emailing email@example.com.