If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury that was the fault of another party, then filing a head injury claim can help to get you compensation for your injuries. Suffering a head injury is a traumatic event. In some cases, people are lucky and fully recover. Even in cases like this, the road to recovery is often long involving rehabilitation, significant medical expenses, and lost wages as well.
In cases where a head injury results in a permanent loss of cognitive ability the financial implications are far more significant. Long term care, rehabilitation, and a possible permanent loss of income are all issues that someone with a permanent brain injury will likely have to deal with. If the person who has suffered the head injury did so due to the fault of another, then they have a legal right to file a brain injury claim. If you decide to file such a claim, you will need the help of an experienced attorney.
A Head Injury Claim Can Secure Your Financial Future
If you or someone you care about has suffered a serious head injury, there could be a lot of changes to deal with going forward. One of the main concerns you may have is how you are going to pay for your medical care as well as your bills. If you are no longer able to work how will you make your car and mortgage payments? How will you put food on the table for your family? How will you make money to pay your bills and live your life? The thought of losing your income for a period of time, or forever, is one that frightens many people. But if your head injury was caused by another party, then they will usually be found to be legally responsible. That means that they will have to pay for your lost wages, for your medical treatment, and for any permanent injury including a diminished mental capacity.
A Brain Injury Claim Holds The Responsible Party Accountable
While your main concerns when filing a brain injury claim probably concern your future, a claim of this nature also serves as an important secondary purpose. A head injury claim is a way for you to hold the person, business, or government agency responsible for your injury accountable for their actions. This is important because it serves as a major deterrent for future behavior on their part that could cause further injury to others. Sadly, money is a powerful motivator, and if held accountable in a financially damaging way, people, businesses, or government agencies are usually motivated to change for the better.
Your Legal Rights Have A Time Limit
When you are considering filing a legal claim due to a head injury it’s important that you act quickly. While the law may be on your side if you have been injured, there are strict time limits in place that limit how long you are able to file a legal claim. The last thing you want to do is to hesitate, then end up having the time limit pass by. This would prevent you from filing the brain injury claim that you need to provide for yourself and your family in the future. This is why it’s so important that you don’t wait. You need to act quickly to protect yourself.
How do you know if you have a case?
You need to speak to an attorney. The legal system is complex, and for the average person understanding all of it is next to impossible. There are many complex factors that go into determining whether or not a person or entity is held responsible if you are injured. There are also complex factors that determine the extent of their liability. The extent of their liability directly relates to how much financial compensation you may receive. Whether or not the injury caused you temporary or permanent disability also comes into play. The bottom line is that if you want to protect your rights, you need an experienced attorney that will fight for you. At Stambaugh Law Firm they have over 29 years of experience dealing with personal injuries, and they would be more than happy to put that experience to use to protect your rights and get you the settlement that you deserve.