A brain injury can happen after a vehicular accident, birth error, pedestrian knockdown, any type of medical malpractice, or other types personal injury. Brain injuries will not heal like other injuries. If an individual breaks a bone, it will heal, and they will recover. A brain injury will limit a person’s mental abilities and personality. Brain injuries may not be noticeable for several days, weeks, or months. If an injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, the victim or their family should contact a Brain Injury Lawyer in New London, CT as soon as possible.
Proving a Claim For a Brain Injury
A defective consumer product or another person’s intentional conduct or negligence are often the root cause of a brain injury claim. A victim and their Brain Injury Lawyer in New London CT need to prove there are losses from the brain injury and there was a duty of care owed to the victim. It must also be proven the accused had a legal obligation of care and failed to perform it, and the responsible person’s failure caused the brain injury.
What Types of Damages Can a Victim Receive?
There are two major categories a victim can receive compensation for and they include economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include medical costs for initial and ongoing treatment and the loss of wages because of the brain injury. Non-economic damages cannot be assigned a specific price and include emotional trauma, physical agony, and the impact the situation has on a victim’s relationships.
Brain Damage Is Not the Same in Everyone
The damage done to someone’s brain can differ from individual to individual and will depend on the part of the brain that has been damaged. There are general areas that many individuals suffer from including impairment of cognitive abilities, memory loss, poor judgment, fatigue and headaches, depression and mood swings, behavioral and emotional issues, and many others.
If you have suffered a brain injury or your loved one has, contact Stephen M. Reck. He has years of experience representing clients in serious personal injury claims such as brain damage. Visit the website for more information about your questions or to contact him for a free consultation.