We know that you may not know where to turn if the negligence or carelessness of another person causes you or a loved one harm. If you need a brain injury attorney, we are standing by to help.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we know that these injuries can be difficult to understand and deal with. Our team knows how to handle these cases and will work diligently on your behalf. We want to ensure you have the compensation you need.
Clearing Up The Confusion
If you ask 10 different people what a brain injury is, you will likely get 10 different responses. That is because these injuries are little understood and most people do not treat them properly. We want to start our discussion today with the most common traumatic brain injury – concussions.
Concussions are considered to be mild brain injuries but do not let that fool you. The effects of concussions are cumulative, meaning that their effects are compounded if a person sustains another one before they have had a chance to heal completely. Each year, there are millions of sports-related concussions in the US and they occur mostly in teens and children. Coaches, recreation, and school staff should follow proper concussion protocols and never allow a kid to continue to play before seeking treatment for a suspected injury.
Major Brain Injuries
Studies indicate that there are more than 5.3 million people in the US living with disabilities caused by traumatic brain injuries. They commonly happen in the following ways:
- car accidents
- firearms incidents
- sports incidents
- falls and falling objects
- other violence
- and more
Any brain injury requires immediate medical care but that is often only the beginning. For more severe injuries, a person may need extensive rehabilitation. While many people do make a full recovery, some are left with permanent disabilities. These disabilities can be both physical and cognitive and require lifelong care for the victim.
Traumatic brain injuries usually come with tremendous medical expenses as well as other hidden costs such as:
- lost wages of a victim is unable to work while recovering
- loss of future wages of permanently disabled
- cost of medical equipment or home accommodations
- emotional and psychological damages
If another person caused a TBI, they should be held responsible.
You Are Going To Need Help
Brain injuries are amongst the most complicated and devastating injuries that can happen to someone. If you or a loved one have sustained a brain injury that was caused by the careless or negligent acts of another person, seek legal assistance immediately.
At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we understand the complexity of brain injury cases and will work tirelessly to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost wages and benefits if you cannot work
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible