Brain injuries cause many symptoms, especially when they're moderate or severe in nature. For instance, someone with an acute injury may have trouble talking, seeing or hearing. The damage may be so serious that there is little chance of recovery.
As the loved one of a victim of a brain injury, you know that much of their care falls to you. You're the one who takes them to medical appointments, keeps their medications straight and encourages ongoing therapies. It's for your sake and theirs that you fight for as much compensation as possible.
What compensation matters in a brain injury case?
Brain injury cases can have long-term consequences, so it's vital to make sure you get enough compensation to cover medical bills now and in the future. It's possible that surgeries or therapies will be needed for months or years to come, and you don't want to settle for less than you need when it comes to medical care.
Another thing to fight for is lost wages or lost income. If your loved one was working or had the ability to before suffering a brain injury, then you may be able to receive a settlement that would help support your loved one and your family. This is particularly important in cases where the primary earner of a family has been hurt, since the entire family may suffer due to the lack of a steady income.
Every brain injury case is different, but one thing is true: You shouldn't settle for less than you deserve. Your attorney can help you get all you need.