If you or a loved one sustain a traumatic brain injury in an accident that was caused by another party, you may be able to file a lawsuit against them. Examples of potentially negligent parties include an at-fault driver, a doctor who committed medical malpractice, or the owner of a property where you slipped and fell.

There are 166 traumatic brain injury-related deaths in the United States each year. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have the potential to cause devastating conditions that can change every aspect of your life. After suffering a brain injury that was the result of another person’s recklessness or negligence, you may have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party who caused your injuries.

If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury, The Ferraro Law Firm can help you understand your legal options during a free legal consultation.

Who is Eligible to File a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit?

In order to recover compensation through a traumatic brain injury lawsuit, you will need to meet the following criteria:

Duty of care: The other party that you are filing a lawsuit against must have had a legal obligation to exercise a degree of care towards you in order to prevent harm.

Breach of duty: If the at-fault party breached the duty of care owed—they acted recklessly, for example—they may be considered negligent.

Causation: This means that the at-fault party’s failure to exercise the duty of care they owed you directly caused your injuries.

Damages: Due to the injuries you suffered as a result of the other party’s actions, you suffered specific financial and non-financial losses.

What Compensation May I Receive for a Brain Injury?

After a traumatic brain injury, you may have the right to file a traumatic brain injury lawsuit in order to recover compensation for the following economic and non-economic damages:

Medical bills: All medical bills that occurred as a result of your injury as well as the cost of future medical care.

Lost wages: Victims of traumatic brain injuries often miss substantial time away from work, and some are unable to return to work in any capacity. Victims may be able to recoup money for present and future lost wages that resulted from their brain injury.

Pain and suffering: Brain injuries can affect a person’s life much more than most other injuries. Often the effects a TBI has on your life cannot be easily assigned a dollar amount, but a qualified attorney may be able to help pursue monetary damages for your long-term pain and suffering.

Loss of support: If you lost a loved one due to a traumatic brain injury caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit. In a wrongful death lawsuit, the victim’s survivors can pursue damages relating to medical bills leading up to the victim’s death, funeral costs, and lost wages.

The Ferraro Law Firm’s Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys Can Help You Seek Justice

If you or a loved one were diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, The Ferraro Law Firm’s traumatic brain injury lawyers can help you understand your legal options. If you qualify to file a lawsuit, we can negotiate on your behalf in order to recover the compensation you may be entitled to.

For decades, our catastrophic personal injury attorneys have been protecting the rights of victims and families who have experienced a traumatic brain injury. For a free legal consultation, contact The Ferraro Law Firm today.