Considered by many scientists and doctors to be the most important organ in the human body and among the most complex systems known to man, the brain is essential to human life. Although it is protected by a thick and sturdy skull, due to its location it is still vulnerable to injury, especially during accidents such as car and truck accidents, slip and falls and accidents in the workplace.
Due to its complexity, when a brain is injured, the types of injuries can vary greatly. Depending on the severity and location of the brain damage, an injury could result in limited motor skills and physical abilities. This may require that a victim use physical aids such as a cane, walker or wheelchair.
In addition, a brain injury could lead to cognitive limitations. This could be in the form of limited memory or the inability to perform tasks necessary for work. It could also lead to serious emotional issues as well, which could affect the ability to function properly in the workplace, or to even interact with coworkers, friends and family.
Each state has its own statute of limitations, meaning the time you have between the date of your injury and the late day you can file a claim varies. It is always helpful to file a claim as soon as possible, but even if time has passed since your injury, you may still be able to seek compensation. This may include not only pain and suffering, but also the costs associated with lost wages, and medical costs including costs associated with long-term care as a result of your injuries.
Personal injuries are not always easy to prove in the courts. Many victims find it in their best interests to reach out to a law firm familiar with personal injuries to learn how to proceed. If you have suffered from a catastrophic injury, you may also want to reach out to file a claim.
Source: Findlaw.com, "Brain Injury Lawsuit FAQs," Accessed on Aug. 7, 2017