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Many injuries can have a lasting effect on your overall quality of life. Few are as possibly life-changing as a brain injury. When a person has suffered a brain injury, changes can occur to their intelligence, personality, and memory. These injuries can be quite severe not just for the individual victim and can vastly impact their family. Depending on the nature of the injury, a brain injury can lead to loss of communication skills, coma, paralysis, and death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that over 1.5 million Americans face such injuries every year, and at least 50,000 will die from these injuries.
If a loved one has been injured through the negligence of a third party, a Birmingham brain injury attorney can help you. At Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, PC, we are committed to helping you receive the compensation you are due. In cases of brain injury, insurance and personal injury lawsuits can be two sources of compensation. When you hire a Birmingham brain injury lawyer you receive the representation and support you need.
While money cannot compensate for the tragedy a brain injury can cause, it can help in paying for medical care and recovery costs, make up for lost wages, and provide economic support when your earnings have been negatively impacted. At Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, PC, we have years of experience as Birmingham brain injury attorneys and can help you receive both the compensation and justice you are due. Whether it’s in negotiating with insurance companies or presenting your case at trial, we can help you.
If you or a loved one has been injured, reach out to us today at (855) 390-5566.
When you have been injured due to negligence, you may seek compensation for several types of damages. These are typically divided into economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages include medical care, ongoing rehabilitation, associated medical costs, damage to your home, or vehicle, other property damage, and also lost income. Non-economic damages include emotional and physical pain, suffering, mental health issues, and an overall reduction in your quality of life. At Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, PC, we will fight for the settlement you are rightly due.
A brain injury can be severe, and juries tend to be generous when making a financial judgment. Several factors go into calculating an award, and the amount you receive can vary accordingly. Generally, the more serious the injury, the larger the settlement. Punitive damages may also be awarded in highly egregious cases. Factors can include the scope of the injury, care needs, age, earning capacity, family situation, fault, the assets of the defendant, and more.
A key aspect of your case that your brain injury lawyer must prove is negligence or fault. Proving negligence involves proving that the defendant owed you a duty of care and failed in this by acting or failing to act, and this led to your injury. Also, you have to suffer damages as a result of your injury. When assigning negligence, many involved parties may be responsible. For example, in an accident with a commercial truck, the driver, trucking company, truck manufacturer, and maintenance personnel could all be responsible.
Brain injuries can be classified as primary (caused directly by the injury) and secondary (caused by complications). Symptoms can range from a negative impact on your daily life to more severe symptoms, such as a vegetative state. Even a mild injury can greatly impact your life and necessitate years of care and can change the entire trajectory of your career. We can also assist you if a loved one was killed due to a brain injury and assist you in filing a wrongful death claim.
At Caldwell Wenzel & Asthana, PC, we understand that brain injury cases are high-stakes, high-value, and high-stress events. We work diligently for you in building your case, identifying the negligent parties, and ensuring you get the settlement you are due. While most injury claims reach a settlement, we are more than willing to go to court to get you the results you deserve.
You don’t owe us a dime unless we obtain a settlement for you. Call us today at (855) 390-5566 to schedule a no-obligation, no-cost consultation to learn more about your legal options.