Catastrophic accidents from car crashes, abuse, sports injuries and accidents can result in brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries can be the most expensive kinds of harm because of the immediate damage and long term disabilities that result. When a severe accident causes brain damage it takes a skilled attorney to find all possible sources of recovery to ensure that the accident survivor can get the full compensation they deserve under the law.
Most traumatic injuries are the result of direct or indirect actions of another. A distracted driver, a negligent manufacturer, abusive caretaker, or other party may be held legally responsible for the injuries that their acts or omissions inflict on others. The law of negligence is a prime tool that brain injury victims have to assert their rights to compensation. Other relevant laws may be strict products liability if the accident occurred through the use of a product or the law of intentional torts if the injury was the result of abuse.
Recovery for a brain injury caused by a traumatic event usually affects the entire body. Swelling, bleeding, and loss of bodily functions commonly occur along side brain trauma. Immediate medical treatment may focus on ensuring that the brain gets the oxygen and blood it needs to prevent further damage from occurring. Long term treatment will focus on therapy and rehabilitation.
Unlike less grave personal injury cases, cases resulting in traumatic brain injury make the stakes much higher. Because brain injuries are much more likely to result in long term problems, the amount of recovery is usually equally high to cover these costs. The types of damages brain injury plaintiffs can receive include medical expenses, lost present and future wages, pain and suffering, and possibly other damages depending on the extent of the harm. In the most egregious cases punitive damages may also be available.
If you or your loved one has suffered brain damage in a vehicle accident, product failure, or other kind of abuse, contact the Law Offices of William E. Johnson, P.A. Our experienced Palm Beach County traumatic injury lawyers can get you the compensation and justice you deserve. Call our offices today at 561-832-4848 to schedule a free consultation. We proudly serve the following areas in Palm Beach County: Jupiter, Palm Beach Gardens, North Palm Beach, and South Florida.