There is no injury quite like a brain injury. Brain injuries can be traumatic and devastating, even if there is potential for an eventual full recovery. Our brain injury lawyers have been through brain injury cases with many clients, but we also understand that every injury is as unique as the client and his or her circumstances. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to someone else’s fault, you deserve to be compensated for the injuries and damages sustained.
Brain injury consequences
Brain injuries can have short term effects, long term effects, and are sometimes even fatal. Brain injuries cause about 30% of injury deaths in the United States each year. Even brain injuries that are considered mild, such as concussions, can be incredibly difficult and painful and may cause financial, physical, and emotional impacts on you and your family. Depression, anxiety, and other emotional distress are often suffered as a result of brain injuries. Brain injuries can also cause impaired cognitive function affecting memory and concentration, and they can also cause extreme pain and physical impairment. Intense rehabilitation is sometimes required in order to cope with a brain injury.
Recoverable injuries and damages
Brain injury damages may include, but are not limited to the following:
- Medical expenses
- Past lost earnings due to missing work for recovery from your injuries
- Future lost earnings if your injuries have resulted in an inability to work or reduced capabilities which effectively reduce your income earning potential
- Loss of enjoyment of life when there are activities you may no longer participate in due to the long term effects of your brain injury
- Pain and suffering
Common brain injury causes
We frequently see brain injury cases in our office caused by someone else’s negligent or intentional conduct. See below for common brain injury scenarios:
- Slips, trips, and falls due to a dangerous condition on someone else’s property or place of business
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Sport injuries – even if you signed a waiver, liability is not necessarily waived in all circumstances
- Pedestrian or bicyclist struck by a motor vehicle
- Criminal assault – even if a criminal case is pending, you may still bring a civil claim to financially recover for injuries sustained
- Brain injuries sustained during childbirth
- Work place injuries
- Falling debris from store shelves and other unsecured wall and ceiling fixtures
If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s fault, contact an Atlantic City brain injury attorney at the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. Our brain injury team understands the pain and disruption this has caused in your life and we want to help you begin to recover physically and financially. We will review the extent of your injuries and the impact they have had and will continue to have on your life in order to determine a reasonable value for your claim. We will work with insurance companies to settle your case for a fair amount or we will take your case to trial if necessary.