You May Be Entitled to Brain Injury Damages

Oct 16, 2017 @ 09:00 AM — by Larry A. Tawwater

X-ray scan revealing brain injuryBrain injuries are not only some of the most expensive injuries to treat, but they can leave a lasting impact on an individual and the family. Many individuals are unable to return to work after a brain injury and will require ongoing medical care to help rehabilitate the body. As expenses accumulate and families adjust to a new way of life, it can cause physical, emotional, and financial strain.

If your brain injury was caused by negligence, recklessness, or careless on another’s part, you may be entitled to brain injury damages. Because no two brain injuries are the same and each person requires customized care, it’s hard to calculate what the brain injury damages will be as whole.

To get a better understanding, our personal injury lawyers at Tawwater Law Firm in Oklahoma City, OK will carefully evaluate your case and fight on your behalf to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Below are some of the brain injury damages that can be sought.

Economic Brain Injury Damages

Economic brain injury damages include tangible expenses, such as:

  • Doctor, hospital, and surgery fees
  • Physical therapy
  • Medical devices needed to assist you in your recovery
  • Rehabilitation costs if your home requires remodeling to help accommodate your recovery and new way of life
  • Lost work wages while you are recovering
  • Lost future earnings if you are unable to return to work
  • Property damage if your car was damaged in the accident

These costs vary and will be based on the severity of the injury and the extent of your recovery. While some clients are able to return to work after an allotted amount of time, many brain injuries can leave an individual severely impaired and unable to function without the assistance of ongoing medical care and treatment. This can be burdensome for all, but even more so for families who financially depended on the injured party.

Non-economic Brain Injury Damages

Non-economic damages are harder to calculate in monetary terms, but this is where an experienced personal injury attorney can significantly benefit you and your family. Common examples of these types of brain injury damages include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Depression or anxiety that resulted from the injury
  • Permanent impairment
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Emotional suffering for both the victim and family members

In many cases, with brain injuries, victims and their family members will require counseling and psychological care as they adjust. Our team will work to highlight the emotional strain that has taken place in order to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve. Hiring a personal injury lawyer who is knowledgeable in Oklahoma law and brain injury damages will guarantee that your best interests will be a priority and you receive maximum compensation for both economic and non-economic damages.

Schedule Your Consultation

If your family member has suffered a brain injury, it is imperative that you meet with a personal injury lawyer to help determine what damages you are owed. Because there may be a statute of limitations on when a case can be opened, the sooner you meet with our team, the sooner we can get started. You can have peace of mind knowing that your case will handled to the best of its ability so you can focus on recovering or caring for your loved one. To set up your consultation, please contact our office today online or by calling (405) 607-1400.

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