Traumatic brain injuries are devastating. Not only do they leave victims with significant, often permanent injury and disability, they create extreme financial difficulties that can further the strain on families. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a preventable accident, Youman & Caputo can help. Our firm has extensive experience representing seriously injured clients and we are ready to help you and your family today. Call a Philadelphia brain injury lawyer from Youman & Caputo today for a free and confidential case evaluation.
After a serious brain injury, victims are often unable to return to work, are faced with significant medical expenses, and may require long-term or permanent in-home care or physical therapy. In fact, the lifetime cost of a severe brain injury can be millions of dollars. Many families do not have the funds to cover these costs. When a serious brain injury is caused by the negligence of another party, a personal injury lawsuit may be the only avenue available to provide the funds necessary to pay for the care needed. However, you only have one chance to recover the compensation that you will need for your injured loved one and the law firm that you choose can make a significant impact on the outcome of your case.
At Youman & Caputo, we understand how important it is to win the lawsuits filed on behalf of our clients. We know the medicine involved in brain injury cases, how to prove the extent of our clients’ injuries, and how to accurately estimate how much they will need to pay for the care they need moving forward. Our catastrophic injury lawyers in Philadelphia can build strong cases for brain injury victims, negotiate for a just settlement, and, if a fair settlement cannot be reached, go to court on behalf of our clients and win.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a sudden injury that usually occurs as a result of a jolt or blow to the head or body. A TBI can occur in almost any accident, in any setting. However, these types of brain injuries are common in:
The consequences of a traumatic brain injury depend on the severity of the injury and can range from cognitive and communication difficulties to behavioral changes, severe pain, coma, and death. This includes:
Unfortunately, many of the disabilities that brain injury victims suffer are not visible to the eye. This can make them difficult to prove to insurance companies. Due to this, it is absolutely essential that victims work with a law firm that understands how to handle brain injury cases, discover the full extent of the injury and medical needs, and how to collect the necessary evidence to document and prove the extent of the injuries.
In personal injury cases, Pennsylvania law allows victims to recover compensation for the impact that the injury has had on their lives. In most cases, there are two types of compensatory damages available, economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are expenses that are quantifiable, such as medical bills, property damage, and lost past and future wages and earning capacity. Non-economic damages cover the less tangible impacts such as pain and suffering, disfigurement, embarrassment and humiliation, loss of life’s pleasures, and loss of companionship and consortium.
In brain injury cases, the medical costs involved can be substantial and a settlement must cover past, current, and future medical costs. These could include expenses for hospital visits and stays, surgical intervention, doctor appointments, physical and occupational therapy, medications, and assistive devices. Speak to a Philadelphia brain injury lawyer today if you have suffered from the long-term consequences of a traumatic brain injury. If you experience long-term effects, you may also be entitled to pain and suffering damages due to the nature of your injury.
If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you may have legal options. At Youman & Caputo, our Philadelphia brain injury attorneys are standing by to listen to the facts of your case and discuss your options moving forward. If we can help you, we will begin working right away to build the strongest case possible on your behalf. We charge no fees unless we successfully resolve your case and the consultation is absolutely free.
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