If you or someone you know has recently suffered a traumatic brain injury, chances are you understand how potentially devastating its impact may be. This is why it is important you read on and discover whether or not you are entitled to compensation, which may go towards medical bills, in-home care and more. Traumatic brain injuries are an extremely serious matter, which is why you should not wait to contact an experienced attorney if you believe another party is responsible.
What are the different types of traumatic brain injuries?
There are two primary classifications of brain injuries: closed head injuries and penetrating head injuries. A closed head injury is a traumatic brain injury where the damage is internal and therefore cannot be seen. A penetrating head injury is a traumatic brain injury where the wound is on the surface due to an object breaking the skin. For example, if you work on a construction site and something lands on your head, you may be entitled to compensation if another party’s negligence is responsible for your suffering. The most common causes of traumatic brain injury are auto accidents, violence, falls, sports injuries, explosive blasts, and other combat injuries.
How do I know if I (or my loved one) qualify for compensation?
In order to recover compensation following a traumatic brain injury, you must be able to prove the other party’s negligence was the cause of the injuries you or your loved one have sustained. To do so, you must also first satisfy the burden of proof. This is a crucial step in receiving the compensation you deserve, so it is important you learn about what you can do to help increase your chances of winning your case. Aside from hiring an experienced attorney, one of the most important things you can do following witnessing (or being involved in) a traumatic brain injury accident is to take pictures or video of the incident and its aftermath, if at all possible. Photographic evidence goes a long way in a personal injury case. You may also wish to speak with anyone who witnessed the incident and collect their contact information so they can verify your claim in court. If you are involved in a traumatic brain injury accident, you must see a medical professional immediately. Not only will a professional give you the medical treatment you may need, but he or she will also document the damage done, which also usually helps your case in court.
Contact a New York City attorney
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.