Getting Fair Compensation in Brain Injury Cases
By Younker Hyde Macfarlane on April 17, 2015
Everyone who suffers an injury at the hands of another person or party’s recklessness or negligence deserves to be compensated for the emotional and financial damages that result from the injury. In many cases, determining these damages is fairly straightforward. However, in the case of a traumatic brain injury, it can be a little more complicated. Traumatic brain injuries, which can be the result of a construction accident, physical attack, car accident, or motorcycle accident can be extremely damaging. In many cases, a brain injury leaves victims physically disabled to the point that they lose their independence and can no longer work. A person’s personality is also often dramatically changed following a brain injury. Our personal injury attorneys at Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC understand the unique circumstances of brain injury cases and will fight for maximum compensation so that our Utah clients receive a lifetime of care costs.
Common Brain Injury Damages
Brain injury cases are unique in that the damages that they cause are likely to last for a lifetime. While most injuries will eventually heal, returning the injured person to his or her former self, brain injuries commonly result in permanent damage. The specific effects of a brain injury, including the severity of symptoms, are unique in each case. Some of the effects that may develop as a result of a brain injury include:
- Impaired memory
- Difficulties with speech
- Cognitive difficulties
- Loss of control over movements
- Altered personality and/or mood swings
Compensation for a Brain Injury
Because of the complex nature of a brain injury and its side effects, the long lasting nature of these injuries, and the fact that many damages are difficult to quantify, determining a fair and just settlement amount for brain injury victims is a complicated process. Our attorneys have many years of experience in brain injury cases and work with experts in the field (such as economists and medical experts) to determine a financial settlement amount that will provide the victims of brain injury with a lifetime of medical care, as well as compensation for any loss of wage-earning abilities. We also take into account the emotional damages that are suffered by both the brain injury victim and the members of their family. Emotional damages may include pain and suffering and loss of consortium (or the deprivation of family relationships). All of these factors are taken into consideration so that we can fight for fair financial compensation that considers losses that are financial and non-financial in nature. It is always our goal to provide our clients with maximum compensation, which is why we prepare each case to go to trial.
If a loved one has suffered from a brain injury, the attorneys at Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC can help to prove liability and build a strong case so that ample financial compensation can be provided. Contact us at your earliest convenience to discuss the details of your case and learn more about your legal options. We look forward to hearing from you.
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