One of the most challenging and frightening injuries a victim of an automobile collision can sustain is a Traumatic Brain Injury. Traumatic Brain Injuries are classified as mild, moderate, and severe. These types of injuries can be the most difficult to diagnose properly. If you have suffered a head injury due to the negligence of another, you will want to hire an attorney that has the ability and experience to help navigate you through such a troubling time.
A Traumatic Brain Injury affects one or more area(s) of the brain and can cause impairment of memory, ability to communicate, vision, balance, and mobility. Initially, a traumatic brain injury may seem fairly minor, but over time can lead to possible disabilities and/or personality changes and become much more serious. A traumatic brain injury is not easy to diagnose compared to, for example, a broken bone, and that aspect of this particular type of injury certainly impacts how this type of case is handled.
These types of injuries require an experienced attorney that will put your best interest above all else. Attorney Lariscy will be able to help determine if you have a valid claim for relief, meaning your injury was caused due to another driver’s negligence. From that point, The Lariscy Law Firm encourages clients to get all of the necessary treatment possible and will help guide you through the legal aspects, as well as dealing with the liability insurance company, your automobile insurance company, and your health insurance provider to ensure the best possible outcome for you.
From the date of the automobile collision, you should expect to be compensated for all medical bills incurred due to the other driver’s negligence. Beyond the date of the accident, the majority of other available treatments for this type of injury should also be covered, such as specialists, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and in certain cases psychological therapy. Due to the seriousness of the injury and the impact a Traumatic Brain Injury can have on an individual, it is likely that you will need ongoing treatment after your case has settled, referred to as future medicals. Future medicals are based on your ongoing and consistent treatment and you should be compensated for this as well.
Pain and Suffering is always considered in an automobile accident case, but in regards to a Trauma Brain Injury the pain and suffering can be much more significant. Pain and suffering is a broad term, but essentially it is intended to reimburse a victim for the loss of enjoyment of life, emotional suffering, physical pain, and sometimes even things like gas and mileage from traveling to and from doctor’s appointments. In a traumatic brain injury, you can include suffering from Vertigo spells, chronic headaches, and change in personality as long as a medical professional agrees these issues are a result of the automobile collision.
If the victim of a Traumatic Brain Injury due to an automobile collision is married, the spouse may have a valid claim of Loss of Consortium in Georgia. This simply means that if the victim has medical treatment that interferes with the family’s day to day life to a loss of intimacy in a marriage, the spouse likely has a valid claim and may be compensated for their loss as well.
If a Traumatic Brain Injury from an automobile collision occurs it is highly likely that you will miss work. You should have a valid loss of wages claim as long as a medical doctor says you cannot work and you can show the amount of wages lost due to missing work from the accident. If a brain injury occurs and causes you to lose the ability to do your job properly, you may try to seek a loss of wages claim for future potential income in addition to loss of wages for missed work.