Traumatic brain injuries can be both easily noticeable but sometimes completely invisible to the naked eye.
What Accidents Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries?
The most common causes of traumatic brain injuries include auto accidents, slip and falls, motorcycle collisions, bike crashes, violent crime, and construction accidents. While it may not be possible to prevent all instances of brain injuries, in the event that another person, company, or agency caused a collision as the result of recklessness or wrongdoing, the civil justice system allows the victims or surviving family members to seek financial compensation.
How Can a Traumatic Brain Injury Affect My Life?
All of the consequences of a traumatic brain injury may not be readily apparent immediately after an injury, which is why a long-term understanding of the impacts of such an injury is important. Depending on the seriousness of the injury and the area of the brain that has been damaged, the results can vary quite a lot. In general, however, certain issues are pretty common after a traumatic injury:
- Difficulty communicating
- Difficulty performing previously routine tasks
- Inability to return to work
- Immediate medical costs for treatment of injury
- Ongoing medical costs for rehabilitation or care
- Additional need for assistance or care from family
- Additional costs for equipment or medical supplies
The financial consequences of a traumatic brain injury can be particularly difficult to manage. The combination of loss of employment and additional expenses for medical bills, treatment, and equipment can be crippling. Even when someone receives disability payments, that is often not enough to fully compensate him or her for the new costs of living. That is why a civil lawsuit against a party that negligently caused a traumatic brain injury is not only reasonable, but often financially necessary.
Do I Have a Strong Brain Injury Case?
Generally speaking, in order to win a civil case, you typically need to demonstrate that someone else acted negligently and that their negligence directly caused an injury. Negligence arises when a person acts or fails to act in a way that is considered reasonable. For example, if someone steps backwards off a ladder and falls, resulting in an injury, there is no clear indication that someone else was negligent in that situation. On the other hand, if a person sets up a ladder improperly, knowing is it not safe, and another person is injured when that ladder falls backwards due to the improper setup, then there is a clear path of negligence resulting in injury and the first party might be held liable for injuries.
At Sunset West Legal Group, we understand that every injury case is different. We have recovered millions for our clients by advising them on next steps, negotiating on their behalf with powerful insurance companies, and even representing clients in court in front of a jury. Your free consultation is the first step in letting us help you get the justice and compensation you deserve.