This is the third post in our series on the handling of head injury cases in Fort Worth, Texas. Our last post discussed how seemingly minor head injuries can have consequences. It is important to seek medical care after any type of blow to the cranium. In this article we will discuss another important topic – determining damages in such a case. If you have suffered a blow to the head then it is crucial that you contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.
Head injuries can have a serious impact on one’s quality of life. Concussions, skull fractures, brain damage, or other harm can leave a person with reduced motor skills, blurred vision, memory loss, speech problems, and early onset dementia. A Plaintiff is entitled to be compensated for such harm. Damages are determined by establishing the extent to which one has been injured, showing that those injuries were caused by the accident, how those injuries will impact the Plaintiff’s future enjoyment of life, and the length for which the person can be expected to suffer from such injuries. Family members may also be entitled to compensation if the injury has impacted their lives as well. Examples of this would include loved ones having to care for the victim and if family members now have a less enjoyable relationship with their family member because of the incident.
Serious head injuries also impact the victim’s financial well being. The type of damage described above, for obvious reasons, can limit one’s ability to earn a living. It may be that the victim cannot return to their former occupation, that they may need to be retrained, or that that they may not be able to return to work at all. The victim may have also incurred substantial medical bills and may have a need for future medical care. This future care may include physical therapists, future medical procedures and surgeries, as well as ongoing follow ups with a doctor. If the injuries were caused by another’s negligence then the victim can recover these amounts from the defendant.
It is crucial that residents of our area contact a Fort Worth head injury lawyer as soon as possible. The longer you wait after an accident to contact a lawyer then the greater the chance that the defense will argue that the harm came from some other cause. It is important that you retain a law firm with significant experience in handling such cases, which has its own on-staff investigator, and who has the resources necessary to deal with the largest of defendants. You should look for these things in a law firm regardless of whether you were injured in Texas counties including Tarrant, Dallas, Johnson, and Wise counties as well as the cities of Hurst, Euless, Bedford, Haltom City, Richland Hills, North Richland Hills, Watauga, Grapevine, Colleyville, Southlake, Arlington, Keller, Grand Prairie, Dallas, and Fort Worth.