Austin Personal Injury Blog

Why You Should File a Lawsuit After Suffering a Brain Injury

Posted By The Stewart Law Firm, PLLC || 11-Sep-2015

A brain injury can affect its victim's life in so many difficult ways. Not only may it be difficult, if not impossible, to carry out one's job duties and daily life tasks as a result of the brain injury, but victims may also need to pay for exorbitant medical bills, ongoing rehabilitation therapies, in-home assistance and many other costs. Essentially, brain injury victims who were hurt due to another party's negligence, may want to try and recoup these costs as damages in a personal injury lawsuit.

The decision to pursue such an action is a personal one as much as it is a financial one, but the potential financial benefits of a successfully navigated civil lawsuit may provide sufficient motivation for victims to begin the process.

Depending on the facts of a victim's case and the nature and extent of his or her brain injuries, he or she might be able to receive a large amount of money in a personal injury damage award -- maybe even millions of dollars. This is because brain injury sufferers may require a lifetime of psychological, cognitive and physical therapy services. They may also lose an enormous amount of income that they could have earned while working over the course of a lifetime but are no longer able to do so.

A brain injury will not only affect the Texas resident who has the injury. It will also affect close friends, family members and spouses. If a financial recovery can be successfully obtained relating to one's brain injury damages, the influx of money can help to remove a significant burden from family members who might otherwise need to assist you financially as a result of your injuries.

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