An estimated 5,000 people die annually from injuries sustained after an accident that resulted in traumatic brain injuries (TBI). An additional 275,000 victims are hospitalized annually and must live with the consequences of these injuries. Statistics show that two leading causes of TBI are car accidents and gunshot wounds.
What is Wrongful Death?
If you lost a loved one from complications associated with traumatic brain injury caused by someone else’s negligence or intentional behavior, the Personal Representative of your loved one’s estate may be able to pursue a wrongful death claim.
Is it Possible to File Suit if a Victim is Still Living?
Yes, it is possible to file a personal injury suit on behalf of a living victim. Traumatic brain injuries can cause life-long disabilities. Victims who have suffered serious TBI may need round-the-clock nursing care, and may never be able to work again. Even if the victim is no longer mentally competent to take legal action, a loved one can bring a personal injury suit on behalf of the victim.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
Every victim is unique, and the circumstances of every accident are different. An experienced attorney from Lewiston or Maine can help review all aspects of the incident that resulted in traumatic brain injuries. Keep in mind that traumatic brain injuries don’t just happen in car accidents. Such injuries can happen in a slip and fall accident, in a sports injury, and as a result of an assault.
If you or a loved one is diagnosed with TBI and a third party was responsible for that injury, it may be prudent to consult with an attorney who understands personal injury law and can help recover compensation for the injuries. In many cases, compensation can include lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering. If another person is legally responsible for your injury, do not forfeit your right to compensation just because you never needed a lawyer before.
If you are suffering the long-term effects of TBI or if you lost someone you love after a traumatic brain injury due to negligence or a deliberate act of a third-party, contact a personal injury lawyer at Fales & Fales, P.A., to determine what compensation you may be entitled to. All personal injury and wrongful death consultations are free, and if we are unable to recover compensation, you owe us nothing.