A severe head injury can result in brain damage that can destroy your future, finances, and wellbeing. Get the monetary settlement you deserve by working with a Milwaukee brain injury lawyer.
The truth is that much of how the brain works is still a mystery to both science and modern medicine. Because of this, it can be difficult to predict what the consequences of a serious brain injury will be. Regardless, one thing is certain: The level of medical care required by the average brain injury is not inexpensive.
Of course, adding legal hassles to your list of difficulties probably isn’t appealing, especially since the insurance companies and opposing attorneys that will be involved are unlikely to fully cooperate. This is where a Milwaukee brain injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg comes in. We can take the stress out of the process for you so that you can focus on healing.
Proving Fault for a Traumatic Brain Injury
Central to your personal injury claim will be how your brain injury happened. Getting a settlement that covers all of your damages will require having a case backed with evidence and witness testimony. To that end, your Milwaukee brain injury lawyer will conduct a full investigation into your accident so that cause can be identified and so that everyone who was at fault can be identified and named in your claim:
Traffic Collisions – Car, semi-truck, and motorcycle accidents are some of the primary causes of catastrophic head injuries. We’ll need to identify why the accident occurred, which might have involved distracted, drunk, drowsy, or reckless driving, as well as roadwork, defective parts and tires, and poorly maintained roadways.
Construction Accidents – Devastating brain injuries commonly occur on construction sites and often involve both falls and being struck by falling objects. If a third party outside of your company caused the accident, you can seek compensation beyond workers comp.
Slip-and-Falls – It may sound surprising, but concussions and more severe TBIs can easily be caused by a slip-and-fall. This will require proving that the property owner or manager knew about the hazard that caused your fall but did nothing.
Boating Accidents – While TBIs can still occur in boating accidents, it’s more common for brain damage to occur due to lack of oxygen because of partial drowning. The boat’s operator could be responsible, but so could an equipment manufacturer or a pier worker.
Financial Damages for a Brain Damage Case
Once your Milwaukee brain injury lawyer has built a case demonstrating who was at fault, we’ll next need to determine what a fair settlement amount will be. This will be influenced by a number of different factors, but chief among them will be the severity of your head injury, the treatment you’ll require, and whether you’ll be able to recover.
As mentioned, the typical TBI requires substantial medical care, often for the rest of the victim’s life. It’s not enough for the insurer to pay for the medical bills you’ve already incurred; we’ll need to make certain that your future medical bills are also accounted for. This makes your doctor’s input invaluable.
Likewise, your brain injury might prevent you from returning to work or working in the same capacity that you once did. Any income or earning potential lost due to brain damage will need to be compensated. This also applies to any other financial expenses, such as transportation costs, medical equipment, medication, and home renovations.
Brain Damage Can Hurt Your Enjoyment of Life
Brain damage will also lead to a large number of non-economic damages, as it can have a massively negative impact to your quality of life. Most importantly, it can result in enormous strain to your marriage and personal relationships, as your memory and emotional and cognitive faculties can be impaired.
This can create incredible mental anguish for both you and your family, greatly reducing your enjoyment of life. All of these losses might not have obvious financial values, but your Milwaukee brain injury lawyer will ensure that you receive compensation for them.
Get Help from an Experienced Milwaukee Head Injury Lawyer
The Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg has a long history of successfully settling personal injury cases. We’ve helped thousands of people get the settlements they deserve, and we can help you get the same. Explore your options by scheduling a free consultation with a Milwaukee brain injury lawyer. Just complete the form on this page or call 414-271-7007.