It can be difficult for most people to understand the vast impact that a brain injury can have on a person who suffers such a brain injury in a car, motorcycle, pedestrian or bicycle accident in Connecticut. A brain injury can lead to a permanent disability, such that the person can no longer function like they used to. Movement, speech and even cognitive abilities can all be impacted when a person suffers a brain injury.
When the injury in question was caused by another party’s negligence or recklessness, it is important to understand what type of compensation to pursue in a civil lawsuit. For most people, the immediate concern is the medical bills that begin to pile up in the aftermath of the accident. Medical treatment for a brain injury can be incredibly expensive, as can the costs for rehabilitation and therapy that may need to occur for months or even years afterward. Pursuing compensation to cover these costs can be the most pressing issue.
But, what about other types of compensation? For instance, what if the brain injury that the negligent party caused leaves the injured individual unable to work and earn an income? Victims may be able to pursue the lost wages that the person would have earned if the brain injury hadn’t occurred. It is also important to show the impact of the injury on a person’s day-to-day life. Demonstrating how much a victim’s life has been impacted can lead to recovering significant compensation.
At our law firm, we know that injured victims have a lot of questions about what to do in the immediate aftermath of a serious accident. We do our best to help brain injury victims pursue the compensation they deserve. For more information, please visit the brain injury overview section of our law firm’s website.