Questions About Brain Injuries
WHY WOULD I PURSUE FOR A BRAIN INJURY AGAINST THE RESPONSIBLE PARTY?
Although money cannot erase the pain and suffering endured by a brain injury victim and his family, it can help facilitate expensive treatment and recovery methods. Brain surgery, for example, can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars. Consulting brain injury specialists in other locations may be a beneficial move that is also very costly. At Wagner & Wagner, we work to maximize your financial compensation and to get your settlement finalized as soon as possible, so you can afford the best medical care possible.
IS A FULL RECOVERY POSSIBLE AFTER A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY?
The prognosis of your loved one’s condition will depend on the area of impact and the severity of the injury. The difficult thing about TBI is that it can take many months to know the full impact of the physical trauma. Your TBI medical team may not be able to tell you how the injury will affect your loved one in the long term, but they can share with you stories of similar cases, let you know the possible outcomes, and do their best to manage your loved one’s current state. During our many years of representing brain injury victims, we have been lucky enough to witness many cases of full recovery.
BRAIN INJURIES ARE UNPREDICTABLE, SO HOW DO YOU ESTIMATE THE FUTURE MEDICAL BILLS?
It can be extremely difficult to put a dollar amount on a brain injury victim’s loss of independence. The Chattanooga brain injury attorneys at Wagner & Wagner have worked with brain injury victims and their families for more than 65 years, and we know how these injuries become a significant drain, especially in cases where long-term care is required. We will use our experience to estimate the lifetime impact of the injury. We talk to doctors, specialists, therapists, social workers, economists, and life care planners to assess a value to the worst case scenario in order to determine a fair amount that will meet your family’s financial needs.
WHAT ARE FAMILIES ENTITLED TO AFTER A LOVED ONE DIES FROM A BRAIN INJURY?
Fatalities are common after brain injury, both in the days following the accident and later when the brain swells in response to the trauma. Fatalities can be hard to predict, so continuous monitoring is usually required. If you lost your loved one after a TBI, you may want to consider filing a wrongful death claim against the person who caused the accident. Your family may be entitled to a large settlement based on damages like medical and burial expenses, loss of income, loss of companionship, and pain and suffering.
WHY IS EXPERIENCE IMPORTANT WHEN CHOOSING A BRAIN INJURY LAWYER?
Because brain injuries are so complex and unpredictable, it can be nearly impossible to tell how they will affect the victim’s life. An experienced brain injury lawyer has seen many families go through what you are going through now, and they know how to represent victims in the best possible light. In addition to selecting a law firm based on experience, you also want a law firm that has a track record of success winning brain injury cases.
The traumatic brain injury lawyers at Wagner & Wagner understand what victims and their families go through. We are here to make your life easier, and to get you the financial compensation you need to move forward. To have all your questions answered, please contact our legal experts now.