Brain injuries can be devastating for victims and their family members. These injuries can significantly alter a person’s ability to carry out their day-to-day activities, and victims could even become permanently disabled. At Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC, we want to discuss the types of compensation that may be available to brain injury victims if their injuries were caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual, business, or entity.
For head and brain injury cases, we will be looking at two basic types of compensable losses (damages) the victims may be able to receive. These are called special damages and general damages.
There are various reasons why calculating compensation in the aftermath of brain injury is challenging. Just like any other personal injury that occurs, it is crucial to properly add up all of the economic expenses the injury victim incurred as a result of the incident. However, injury victims should not accept a settlement for a claim until after they have reached maximum medical improvement. This can take some time for a brain injury victim.
Additionally, because brain injuries can significantly impact a person’s physical and cognitive abilities, this can play a major role in how much medical care they will need in the future and their expected earning capacity. In other words, properly calculating compensation for a brain injury victim involves trying to predict the future. In these cases, it will be necessary to work with trusted financial and economic experts who can testify on behalf of the injury victim.
If you or somebody you care about has sustained a brain injury caused by the careless or negligent actions of another individual or entity in or around the Dallas area, reach out to the team at Johnson, Zegen, Scott & Williams, PLLC for help today. Our attorneys have extensive experience investigating these cases and recovering the compensation that our clients need. We refused to back down from aggressive insurance carriers, and we had no problem taking a case all the way to trial if necessary. When you need a Dallas brain injury attorney, you can contact us for a free consultation of your case by clicking here or by calling us at 214-295-2900.