Although concussions range in severity, serious concussions may lead to brain damage and long-term harm. If you or someone close to you suffered a serious concussion due to the negligence of another person or business, you may be able to recover compensation for your harm with the assistance of a catastrophic injury attorney. The legal process following an accident may be daunting, but it does not need to be. At Arfaa Law Group, Baltimore brain injury lawyer Julia Arfaa can assess the merits of your case and provide you with a realistic assessment of your claim.Pursuing Compensation for a Concussion
The brain is one of the most important parts of the human body. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) may occur in the form of a severe concussion. A TBI takes place when an accident victim suffers a blow or bump to the head by an outside object or force, or when their brain strikes the inside of their skull. Auto accidents, slip and falls, and sports injuries are just a few examples of how a person may sustain a TBI. A concussion may be classified as a catastrophic injury if it leads to a serious and permanent injury to the victim.
When an accident victim suffers a blow to the head, the brain may become bruised. When this happens, the connecting fibers may be injured, and the ability of the brain to transmit signals may be impaired. As a result, a victim may experience cognitive changes, including the loss or deterioration of memory, vision impairment, fatigue or lethargy, an inability to concentrate, personality changes, and more.
If your concussion was caused by someone else’s negligence, you will likely be able to take legal action against that party. Negligence is defined as a failure to exercise reasonable care in one’s actions or omissions, which causes harm to someone else. Reasonable care is defined as how a prudent person would act in the same or similar circumstances. In order to succeed in a negligence claim, the plaintiff must demonstrate that the defendant’s failure to exercise reasonable care was a reason for their harm. If negligence is established, the plaintiff generally will be able to recover both economic and non-economic damages.
If you lost a loved one due to a concussion caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death claim against that party. Under Maryland law, only specific family members are typically allowed to file these types of claims. These are spouses, children, or parents of the victim. Wrongful death claims are intended to compensate surviving family members for the harm and costs arising from their loved one’s untimely death, such as funeral and burial costs, loss of future income, and loss of companionship.Consult a Baltimore Lawyer After Suffering a Brain Injury
A concussion may be emotionally, physically, and financially draining for a victim. If you or a family member has suffered a serious concussion or another type of brain injury as a result of an accident, you may be entitled to compensation. At Arfaa Law Group, experienced Baltimore brain injury attorney Julia Arfaa can help you understand your rights and navigate the legal process. She represents people throughout the state of Maryland. Call 410-889-1850 or contact us online to set up a free consultation with a head trauma attorney.