The expenses associated with treating a traumatic brain injury may be staggering. Moreover, due to the serious nature of a TBI, a victim could experience a reduced quality of life. For instance, a head injury could result in swelling or lead to internal brain bleeding, and the effects could include short- and long-term memory loss and concentration difficulties. If you or a family member has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to another individual's negligence, you may be entitled to compensatory damages.
A TBI can be caused by several ways, and it may be helpful to analyze the factors that lead to such an injury. In the event of an auto accident, for example, the sudden impact of the collision can force a victim to hit his or her head against the steering wheel, resulting in a skull fracture or hematoma. A head injury could be the consequence of a slip-and-fall accident as well. Hospital or doctor negligence could have also contributed to a TBI.
Extensive treatment and care could cause various financial difficulties for you or your family. However, enlisting the aid of a personal injury attorney may be of benefit if you wish to file a claim against the negligent party. Financial compensation could be awarded that offsets expenses for 24-hour medical care and for any additional surgeries that may be needed.
Each situation is unique, and it is important to properly scrutinize and evaluate all the facts of a case in order to determine if litigation is appropriate against one or more parties. If you would like more information about what steps to take after a TBI and how a legal professional may advocate on your behalf, please visit our traumatic brain injurypage.