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Seeking Compensation for a Traumatic Brain Injury

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lake county personal injury lawyer Traumatic brain injuries are commonly sustained in motor vehicle accidents, including those between a car and a pedestrian or bicycle rider. Suffering an often life-altering injury due to another party’s negligence can be devastating. You may be experiencing intense grief due to your altered path in life as well as rightful anger directed at the party who caused the accident. You may also be struggling to adapt to life with a traumatic brain injury. Many patients must stay in the hospital or a rehabilitation facility for an extended period. Some must relearn how to perform basic tasks, such as walking and even speaking. Traumatic brain injuries vary in severity, but all are very serious. If you have sustained a traumatic brain injury in a motor vehicle accident or another type of accident caused by another party’s carelessness, you should speak with an attorney. You may be able to recover significant financial compensation. 

How a Traumatic Brain Injury Can Affect You and How Compensation Can Help

The general purpose of laws enabling injured people to pursue compensation from the party who caused the injury is to leave the injured person in the same position they would have been in had the accident not occurred to the extent possible. Treating and living with a traumatic brain injury can be immensely costly. Effects of a traumatic brain injury and how pursuing compensation can help include: 

  • Earning potential - Those who have experienced a traumatic brain injury often experience a reduction in their lifetime earning potential. Compensation for reduced earning potential may also be possible depending on the extent of the injury. Calculating the difference in your earning potential before and after the accident may be difficult, particularly if the injured person was a young adult or child; however, there are strategies commonly employed by attorneys to do so. You may be eligible for compensation totaling the amount of this difference so that you do not experience an income reduction and subsequent alteration of lifestyle. 

  • Continuing medical care - Many individuals who have experienced a traumatic brain injury struggle with the normal activities of daily living, including personal care and domestic labor. You may require significant ongoing at-home care from a qualified health care provider. Over the course of years, these costs can add up to hundreds of thousands. There may be compensation for these expenditures available. 

  • Personal turmoil - Both emotional and physical pain can impact every aspect of your life. If you required surgical procedures, disfigurement may be long-lasting or permanent. Additional compensation for pain and suffering, including psychological harm, may be obtainable. 

A traumatic brain injury can alter the course of your life. An attorney may be able to assist you in recovering compensation. 

Contact a Lake County Personal Injury Attorney 

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of another party’s negligence, Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. may be able to recover significant financial compensation on your behalf. Our dedicated Waukegan personal injury lawyers will evaluate your case and strive to recover the highest possible award or settlement for you. Call 847-662-3303 for a free consultation. 

 

Source: 

https://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/moderate-severe/potential-effects.html

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