Car Accident Traumatic Brain Injuries and Lawsuits in Arizona
Posted on behalf of Phillips Law Group on Jan 05, 2011 in Auto Accidents
When Arizona car accidents occur, and more than 140,000 of them take place every year in the state, one of the most troubling injuries that can result is known as a traumatic brain injury. These injuries deal with a part of the body that largely remains a mystery to the world of medical science, which means that those who suffer from this type of harm as a result of an Arizona car accident should seek the help of a Phoenix car accident lawyer. Below is a brief overview of what could be obtained in terms of damages in a Phoenix personal injury lawsuit that's filed because someone suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident.
Arizona Car Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuits
Unfortunately for those who suffer from traumatic brain injuries, most of these situations involve long-term medical care and rehabilitation. In short, there is no cure for brain damage, which means that people who suffer from these injuries will usually need to relearn the basic life skills that have been lost due to an injury that's inflicted to that portion of the brain. While surgery is a possibility in some instances, many times a traumatic brain injury involves a portion of the brain that cannot be reached by surgeons.
Therefore, there are several forms of damages that could be sought and ultimately obtained by those who find themselves in this position. These damages could include:
- Medical costs - The costs of ongoing care and rehabilitation can be exorbitant over time, and for many, these costs will never stop. These costs can be recaptured in the form of damages.
- Lost income - Some who suffer from traumatic brain injuries are unable to work for extended periods of time, and some will never be able to hold gainful employment again. The loss of income can also be recaptured in the form of damages.
- Pain and suffering - Pain and suffering is a form of damages in Arizona that deals with the general lowering of the quality of life for someone who has been injured. When it comes to traumatic brain injuries, the loss of quality of life can be substantial and can be compensated for in the form of damages in an Arizona personal injury lawsuit.
Phoenix Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys Can Help
When someone suffers this type of injury in an Arizona car accident, there are several types of proof that must be accepted by the court in a personal injury lawsuit. The plaintiff must establish that the defendant was at fault for this accident, and then he or she must prove that the traumatic brain injury exists and that the damages sought are accurate. Rather than attempt to handle this troubling situation by yourself, seek the help of an experienced injury lawyer who have been holding those responsible for the infliction of these injuries accountable for many years. Contact Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.