“Catastrophic injuries” represent the most serious personal injuries in that victims suffer permanent damage and require ongoing medical care. Lawsuits involving catastrophic injuries are treated differently than other personal injury cases and are particularly hard-fought. The reason is that the negligent parties at fault for the injuries can be liable for significant damages to compensate the victim for (1) all medical expenses incurred as a result of the injury; (2) the prospective expense of their lifelong of medical care; (3) their lost wages and lost earning potential for the rest of their life; and (4) numerous “non-economic” damages like pain and suffering.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
The human brain is truly amazing and tremendously delicate at the same time. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a type of personal injury that can range from “mild” brain injuries to “severe” injuries. TBI can be classified as catastrophic when their effects are permanent and severely impacts a person’s ability to function. According to the Centers for Disease Control, TBI’s are caused “by a bump, blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain.”
There are a wide range of symptoms of TBI, some of which include cognitive difficulties, paralysis, coma, nerve damage, and neurological injury. Unfortunately, even some people who suffer “moderate” brain injuries can suffer lifelong damage like moderate disability, severe disability, or “a persistent vegetative state”. For “severe” brain injuries, the outcomes are statistically worse.
Working with a Personal Injury Attorney
If you or a person in your care has suffered a catastrophic brain injury due to the negligence or recklessness of another, contact Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P. You may have a significant legal claim for damages and need to even the odds against insurance companies who are motivated to pay you as little as possible. We partner with medical experts, financial experts, and mental health experts to provide juries with credible, compelling appraisals of the damages you are entitled to.
Call the Personal Injury Lawyers at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P.
If you or a loved one in your care has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you need relief. The attorneys at Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P. are experienced, proven professionals who can help you evaluate whether you have a personal injury claim that can help you recover financial damages. We have obtained millions of dollars in damages for our clients and will pursue maximum compensation for you. If you need legal assistance, call Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. today at (775) 227-2280 to schedule a free case consultation or contact our office through our website.