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What Is a Brain Injury Lawsuit?

Kenison Law Office, PLLC Oct. 4, 2023

Brain Injury Lawyer

Brain injury lawsuits are legal actions pursued by individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI) due to the negligence or intentional actions of another party. These lawsuits seek compensation for the extensive physical, emotional, and financial damages caused by the brain injury. Brain injury cases are complex and require careful legal representation to ensure that the injured party’s rights are protected and they receive fair compensation for their losses.

Traumatic brain injuries can result from various incidents, such as car accidents, slip and falls, workplace accidents, medical malpractice, sports-related injuries, and assaults. The severity of the injury can range from mild concussions to severe brain damage that may lead to long-term or permanent disability. Brain injuries can affect cognitive function, memory, motor skills, and emotional well-being, significantly impacting the injured party’s quality of life.

To pursue a brain injury lawsuit, the injured party, referred to as the plaintiff, must demonstrate that the defendant’s actions were negligent or intentional and directly caused the brain injury. This involves proving that the defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff, breached that duty, and that the breach was the proximate cause of the brain injury. Additionally, the plaintiff must provide evidence of the damages they have suffered as a result of the injury.

Brain injury lawsuits typically involve extensive medical evidence and expert testimony to establish the extent of the injury and its impact on the plaintiff’s life. This evidence may include medical records, imaging studies, neuropsychological evaluations, and testimony from medical experts who can explain the nature of the brain injury and its long-term consequences.

The damages sought in brain injury lawsuits can be substantial due to the serious and often life-changing nature of the injury. Plaintiffs may seek compensation for economic damages, including medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and future medical care needs. They may also seek non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.

 In cases of severe brain injury that result in permanent disability, plaintiffs may also seek compensation for future lost earning capacity and the need for ongoing care and assistance. These future damages are often estimated with the help of financial and medical experts who can assess the long-term impact of the brain injury on the plaintiff’s life.

Due to the complexities involved in brain injury lawsuits, a plaintiff needs to seek legal representation from an experienced brain injury lawyer. These attorneys have the expertise and resources to properly investigate the circumstances surrounding the injury, gather relevant evidence, and build a strong case for fair compensation.

If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury, seeking the assistance of an experienced brain injury lawyer can make a significant difference in your ability to obtain fair compensation and move forward with your life after the injury.

Thank you to our friends at Blitz Law Group, LLP for their insight into brain injury lawsuits.