Brain Damaged Injuries? Lawyers Can Help You Get Compensation

Brain Damaged Injuries? Lawyers Can Help You Get Compensation

Brain Damaged Injuries? Lawyers Can Help


Has someone in your family suffered a severe traumatic brain injury? Because the brain oversees virtually every aspect of our lives, these types of injuries are among the most difficult to deal with. A brain injury can affect our physical well-being, cognitive processes, communication, emotions, behaviour, and our social interactions. Each person who suffers a traumatic brain injury experiences unique consequences; the person’s abilities may improve over time, or they may be left to cope with severe deficits for the rest of their lives. If a family member has a brain injury due to an accident, your family may be entitled to compensation. A lawyer who has experience with brain damaged clients and their injuries can help you to explore your options.

Severe Brain Damage


The term "traumatic brain injury” (or TBI) encompasses a wide range of injuries. The term is used to refer to everything from a mild concussion caused by a playground accident to a severe and permanent injury caused by a motor vehicle accident or violence. Most mild traumatic brain injuries resolve with time, or cause only minor lasting effects. But severe TBIs can be life-altering, not only for the victims, but also for those who love them. Depending on the damage done, someone with a severe traumatic brain injury may need help to navigate every aspect of life.


In the wake of an accident or event that causes a severe brain injury, the victim may be struggling to survive. Often the victim is comatose, or in a vegetative state, until the initial swelling of the brain subsides. During this time, surgery may be required to relieve pressure on the brain. Once the patient regains consciousness, they may be in what doctors call "a confusional state.” The length of unconsciousness and of this confusional state may be indicators of how well the victim will recover.


It is often difficult to predict how a person will recover from a severe TBI in the early days after the incident, since each case is unique. Doctors warn that most recovery takes place within six months of an injury. Other factors that affect recovery are:

  • Age;
  • the patient’s general state of health/ability before the injury;
  • quality of treatment the patient receives.

While many patients make excellent recoveries, some are forced to deal with lingering effects for years afterward.

Compensation for TBI Victims


If your family member currently needs care, you may be eligible for compensation, whether or not you are providing this care. In addition, you may also be eligible to receive money for lost income, pain and suffering, household help, and medical expenses. In order to learn more about your options for insurance claims or legal action, you should consult with a lawyer from a personal injury law firm. These lawyers usually offer an initial free consultation where you can describe your situation and learn more about what your family member’s claim may be worth. Personal injury lawyers often work on a contingency basis, which means that they receive a percentage of any damages you recover, rather than charging hourly fees upfront.


When someone suffers a traumatic brain injury, it can be stressful for the whole family. Receiving compensation can help to make your lives easier at a difficult time. Contact a personal injury lawyer today, to discuss your loved one’s brain damaged injury.