While brain injuries take many forms, even a minor one can substantially impact your life for the worse. Whether you suffered a minor concussion or a loved one sustained serious brain damage that has left him or her comatose, if another party was responsible for the accident that caused it, you have a right to compensation.
A personal injury claim is the most effective way to get the full compensation you deserve, but trying to handle the process on your own can leave you vulnerable to under-compensation and getting taken advantage of by insurers and opposing attorneys. Instead, let a Long Island brain injury lawyer from Siler & Ingber, LLP fight on your behalf so that you can focus on recovery.
From traumatic brain injuries (TBI) to oxygen deprivation, any damage done to the brain is going to be expensive to treat and likely lead to a number of other expenses. On the medical front, the emergency care required immediately after your accident could be enough to drain your savings. If your brain injury was serious, you might require ongoing care well into the future, possibly for the rest of your life. This could involve regular treatments and checkups, special medication, and home medical equipment.
If your head injury compromises your cognitive processes, then you might also find yourself unable to work and earn an income. Because a TBI or other brain damage can cause so many other expenses, this lost income comes at the worst possible time.
You’ll likely experience other costs due to the brain damage, as well, such as home renovations made necessary by a new disability and transportation costs associated with travel for medical visits. Your Long Island brain injury lawyer will make certain that all of these expenses are accounted for in your final compensation.
A traumatic brain injury will do more than just incur financial expenses, however; it will also affect how you live and enjoy your life. For example, it’s not uncommon for brain damage to result in personal changes, memory problems, and emotional disorders. These can all cause people in your life—even your spouse—to treat you differently or avoid you completely. This loss of companionship comes at the worst possible time.
If your mental faculties have been diminished by the head injury, you might also be unable to maintain hobbies and other activities that you once enjoyed. These losses can deprive your life of meaning and enjoyment alike, leading to a great deal of emotional distress and mental anguish.
These are all forms of what are known as non-economic damages. While they don’t have an obvious financial value, they should still be compensated in your personal injury claim. While it’s true that money can’t make the pain and suffering go away, it can make it so that you can at least afford to live as comfortably as possible.
If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury or any other form of brain damage in an accident, you have legal options available to hold the responsible party accountable and recover financial damages. Siler & Ingber, LLP knows personal injury law, and our firm has substantial experience handling brain injury cases. We’ve helped accident victims from all over New York recover the compensation they deserve, and we’re here to help you, too.
To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a Long Island brain injury lawyer, simply call 1-516-294-2666 or complete the online contact form on this page. Get the answers you need, and find out how we can help you recover the funds necessary to put an unfortunate event behind you.
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