What Compensation Is Available for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims?

by Staff Blogger | February 8th, 2018

When organs are damaged via illness, injury, or other types of trauma, the effects can be devastating for victims. Even minor damage to vital organs can require corrective surgery, hospitalization, and even transplantation.

But the brain is slightly different. When brain damage occurs, the consequences can be permanent and far-reaching on victims’ lives. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be caused by everything from diseases and illnesses to accidents and acts of violence.

When people suffer TBIs, they may experience cognitive difficulties, changes in personality, and even the loss of their ability to live independently. At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke brain injury lawyers help victims and their families recover compensation for things like:

  • Lost income – Many TBI victims are unable to return to their careers, while some are unable to work in any capacity, resulting in decades of lost pay and earning potential.
  • Medical bills – People who suffer TBIs often need extensive medical care, rehabilitation, and even in-home care from nurses and healthcare workers—all of which can be extremely expensive.
  • Pain and suffering – TBIs are difficult not only for victims, but also for their families. Because victims may need constant care and experience personality changes, their families often find it hard to cope with their new daily lives.

When TBIs occur because of other people’s or parties’ negligence, victims and their families can pursue claims for compensation. Our legal team knows what it takes to build strong TBI claims, and we’re ready to put our experience to work for you. Call today for a free consultation.