Accidents are unpredictable otherwise they would be prevented for the most part. When they do happen, they can alter the life of the victim for life or for a significant period of time before they recover full function. Brain injuries are particularly critical since this is the center that controls every function of the body. A brain injury lawyer in a reputable law firm like Benson, Bertoldo, Baker & Carter is best placed to help such a victim pursue rightful and adequate compensation.
Unfortunately, in the majority of cases, such victims are not immediately offered their rightful compensation. It would take a hefty amount to adequately compensate one for losing their previous quality of life for good. Mostly, it is either not forthcoming at all or it is grossly inadequate. Since one in such a state cannot speak for themselves, it is of great importance that an attorney specialized in these matters represents them.
The initial step is the attorney filing a complaint. The law recognizes personal injury as being physical, mental or having elements of both. Another criterion is that an injury must have consequences that are permanently debilitating or that would take the victim along time to recover from. Mild or fast healing injuries are not covered.
Brain injuries can be inflicted in different ways. One is where the victim suffers a direct blow to their head. For instance, they may be hit by a speeding or drunk driver. There is also a class of specialist compensation that allows for reimbursement in cases where an employee becomes ill owing to a work environment that puts him in contact with detrimental matter. This may be chemical or fumes that cause internal problems when inhaled. Failure to supply shielding gear like gas masks to keep off harmful fumes entitles workers to compensation if their brain function is compromised as a direct result.
These injuries can also be sustained from trauma that is physiological rather than physical. This is where mental abuse makes a patient demented or causes them to suffer mental problems like severe or manic depression. Neglect may also cause it. For instance where a health care provider fails to adhere to the correct standards or procedures with the effect that brain function is compromised. A brain injury attorney may team up with car accident lawyers, medical practice lawyers or a malpractice lawyer on such cases.
The lawyer will have the burden of providing irrefutable evidence that the accused caused the trauma. They will seek to get the highest possible compensation. If harm was knowingly or intentionally caused, a criminal compensation order can also be obtained.
The amount awarded will be argued for from the viewpoint of expenses the injured party has incurred in seeking treatment and what they have lost in terms of money they could have continued making or gone on to make if they had obtained or were in the process of obtaining credentials.