When accidents occur, people can become injured. These injuries can range depending on the type of accident they were involved in and its severity. Sometimes individuals are lucky to walk away with a few scrapes and bruises. Other times individuals may have lasting damage for life. These injuries can include a traumatic brain injury. When one or more areas of the brain is injured due to a head injury, it can be labeled as a traumatic brain injury. These injuries are often caused by a physical force that is external. This may be caused by a contact sport, a motor vehicle accident and many more situations where someone can become accidentally injured. Once these incidents occur, the injured party will need to seek medical attention. With severe injuries like a traumatic brain injury, medical bills can cause financial difficulty for the family. Traumatic brain injuries require surgery and constant medical attention. With procedures and medical care, bills can become too expensive for some people to bear. However, they can seek legal action to hold a certain party reliable for their injury. When another party’s negligence has contributed to your accident where you were seriously injured, they should be held accountable.
Can I seek damages?
Once a lawsuit is filed against the responsible party, an injured individual suffering from a traumatic brain injury may be entitled to damages from that responsible party. This responsible party could have contributed to an accident due to negligent behavior that caused an accident to occur. If a victim collects evidence to support their case, they may be able to acquire compensation, which can be provided to them in the form of economic and non-economic damages. By having this compensation, the injured party can provide for themselves. It can help get them the care they need to carry on living with a traumatic brain injury. They can recover money for surgeries that may be life-sustaining. They can pay for medical care that monitors their brain activity and if there is any improvements. They may even be paid for the pain and suffering that they endured. Receiving a traumatic brain injury can be a painful experience. This should be accounted for when damages are to be paid to the injured victim.
At Mark L. Bodner, P.C., we are committed to guiding clients through each step of the medical malpractice claims process. Our firm understands how traumatic it can be when you become a victim of medical malpractice. We are prepared to fight on your behalf to help you recover a maximum compensation award. Contact our firm today.