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What are my legal options following a brain injury?

People in Dallas who have suffered a brain injury will likely face many difficult questions. Will I fully recover? Will I be able to do the things I did before? How long will my recovery take? Will I require long-term care? These questions may best be answered by a doctor, but there are other important questions that a brain injury victim may have that are better answered by a lawyer, such as questions regarding what types of legal options may be available to a person following a traumatic brain injury.

A person who has suffered a brain injury, or his or her family, may wonder what types of legal claims are available. There is no one specific answer because each case, and each person's specific head injury, is unique.

A person who has been injured following a motor vehicle accident, slip-and-fall accident or intentionally harmed by another in a fight may be able to bring a personal injury or premises liability cause of action. On the other hand, if a person has suffered a brain injury due to a birth or child labor complication, or from toxic substances, there may be a medical malpractice case at issue.

Regardless of how exactly an injured person proceeds, what is important is getting the victim accident compensation for the medical expenses and other damages that he or she has experienced. Damages awarded in a lawsuit following a brain injury can help pay for the long-term care that might be required, as well as rehabilitation and therapy expenses, which can add up quickly. Furthermore, a person may not be able to work, or at least not work as effectively, and financial damages can compensate for a person's lost earnings. In addition, the pain and suffering from a brain injury can be tremendous, and courts may compensate for this type of injury as well due to the significant impact on a person's life.

The legal options following a brain injury are varied, and it is important to discuss the particular details of a case with an attorney to determine how best to proceed.

Source: FindLaw, "Brain Injury Lawsuit FAQs," accessed Aug. 21, 2015

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