At the Caruso Law Offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico, we have a deep sympathy for anyone suffering from brain injuries as a result of an accident that was not their fault. Brain injuries can be devastating for the victim and their family, so securing a successful damages claim for these victims is extremely important to us.
If you, or a member of your family, have been in an accident that caused a brain injury do not hesitate to call the Caruso Law Offices for help. We provide a free consultation and will give you an honest opinion about your chances of winning a claim for damages. Our firm will not charge you any money, unless your case is won, so you really have nothing to lose.
Most Brain Injuries are Caused by a Car Accident
Brain injuries are one of the main causes of accident fatality in this country. Around 20% of them are the result of an accident with a vehicle. There are many other sorts of accidents that can lead to brain injuries. Slip and fall accidents can happen just about anywhere and, when someone slips unexpectedly, they are likely to fall on their head. Falling from up high or being hit by a falling object make up the balance of brain injury causes.
Whatever the cause of the accident, the potential for serious injuries is always present. Unfortunately, many accident victims do not always feel the effects of a significant brain injury until a few days or even a few weeks later, making effective treatment that much more difficult.
While thankfully not everybody who suffers an injury to the head has a serious brain injury, there are still a significant number of people who survive, but go on to have ongoing health problems. They may suffer from memory loss, blackouts, dizzy spells, an inability to think or speak clearly and paralysis.
In the most serious cases of traumatic brain injury, the injured person will need substantial care and support for a very long time, possibly a lifetime.
Brain Injuries can Mean Huge Bills
Brain injuries and the healthcare bills that accompany them can get expensive. Long hospital periods, specialized care and modifications to the accident victim’s lifestyle may be necessary. There will be a probable loss of income, and maybe even the loss of somebody’s job.
The huge potential cost of all this means that the injured victim needs a very good personal injury attorney to help pursue a claim that will make a real difference in their life.
Because our firm concentrates on personal injuries, especially accident victims, we are able to provide you with an effective and aggressive advocate for your legal right to compensation.
When a claim is put together it always focuses on several aspects:
- Present medical costs of treatment and loss of income
- Projected future costs of treatment and care as well as loss of income
- Psychological and emotional pain and suffering now and into the future
- Punitive damages – if the person who caused the accident can be proved to have acted negligently or carelessly
Don’t let Insurance Companies Intimidate You
One of the most frustrating developments in a damages claim for a victim of a brain injury is the attitude of some insurance companies. When a person has been identified as being at fault in an accident, their insurance company will be part of the negotiations. Insurance companies do not like to pay any sort of damages, even when they know that their client has been negligent. If damages must be paid, they will try and keep the amount down to as little as possible.
In the case of accident victims with serious brain injuries it is vital that the victim gets what they need to make their lives as normal and comfortable as possible. Let our firm deal with the insurance companies.