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What legal options are available after a brain injury?

Individuals who have suffered brain injuries may wonder what legal options and claims may be available to help them with the damages and expenses they have suffered associated with the brain injury. In general, brain injuries are temporary or permanent functional difficulties of the brain which can, depending on the circumstances, result in death.

Traumatic brain injuries are one, unfortunately, common type of brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries are impact injuries that can be particularly devastating for victims. The impact on the lives of victims can vary. Victims may need assistance with normal daily tasks and may also need occupational assistance. Victims may also face physical, cognitive and emotional challenges that can have a significant impact on both victims and their families. Victims may be limited in their ability to work of focus on work-related activities.

Depending on the circumstances, and how the brain injury occurred, the victim may have a claim for damages based on personal injury or premises liability. Victims may be able to recover compensation for damages depending on the situation but generally may recover medical expenses and future medical costs, lost wages or earning capacity and pain and suffering damages. Brain injuries may require long-term therapy and other medical care, treatment and assistance which can be costly for victims and their families.

Traumatic brain injuries can take an emotional toll on victims and their families and can be financially stressful and time consuming to treat. Because important time limits may apply to claims for damages, it is important that victims and their families are familiar with remedies that may be available to them to help with the damages associated with a traumatic brain injury.

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