The brain is, undoubtedly, one of the most vital organs in the body. Therefore, when someone suffers a brain injury, the world can come crashing down around that person. People can sustain brain injuries in various ways. For example, newborn babies can show signs of brain injury if the delivery was not done carefully. People can sustain brain injuries while playing sports, as in the case of professional football. Similarly, an auto accident can also lead to a severe and disabling brain injury.
While many brain injuries are genuine accidents in which nobody is at fault, a number of brain injuries are the result of an incident in which another person or party can be held liable. Such an injury can make life difficult for the accident victim as well as the accident victim's family and friends. It can be especially trying if the accident victim was the main breadwinner in the family.
According to Virginia laws, the victim of a traumatic brain injury may wish to file a personal injury lawsuit in which the person can claim compensation for pain and suffering, expenses for treatment and rehabilitation and lost wages. In certain cases, which end up in court, the jury may also award certain punitive damages to the victim, which are in addition to the damages that the victim is claiming.
However, personal injury lawsuits stemming from brain injuries are often complex because the court requires a great deal of evidence in the form of medical reports and expert testimonies before the judge and the jury can make a final decision. Understandably, navigating through all of the legal complications may not be an easy task for the traumatic brain injury victim, especially if the victim is under prolonged medical supervision.
It is in situations such as this that our law firm can help. If you wish to know more about us, please visit our personal injury webpage. We have plenty of experience dealing with various types of personal injury lawsuits, including those stemming from a traumatic brain injury, for clients in and around Roanoke, Virginia. We understand the difficulties that victims and their families face and we will fight to ensure a fair outcome on behalf of our clients.