Traumatic Brain Injury In Michigan
There is no such thing as a minor brain injury. All head injuries need to be taken seriously. Often times, the extent of the damage caused to one’s head is not known until many years have passed. That is why it is important to seek medical attention should you or someone you know sustain a head injury of any kind.
What Kind of Benefits are Available?
It is difficult to identify all the benefits that may be available to the victims of traumatic brain injuries. Really, it depends on how the injury was sustained. Was the victim injured in a car accident? Was the victim injured at work? Was a doctor’s diagnosis incorrect? Generally speaking, damages or benefits for plaintiffs who have suffered a severe brain injury must be focused on medical care. So, it may be necessary to find a way to pay for attendant care, medical equipment, medicine, doctors’ visits, etc. Of course, it may also be necessary to provide for lost wages and replacement services. Finally, it may be appropriate to sue for pain and suffering and consortium type losses (for family members).
Don’t Ignore the Statute of Limitations
A statute of limitations exists so that injured parties file lawsuits in a timely manner. So, a cut-off date is established by when a claim must be made. Failure to file a claim within that time period is a legitimate defense. Because brain injuries can develop over time, it may be difficult to identify what the statute of limitations is for your particular situation. Contact an attorney for more information on when a claim must be filed.
Contact a Michigan Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury, it is important to contact an experienced attorney. An attorney will help point you in the right direction as to whether a legitimate claim exists, and how you should move forward to protect the well-being of that person. Akiva Goldman & Associates is a firm that cares about its clients. We have established a reputation of producing quality work, and putting the needs of our clients above our own. When dealing with any serious injury, it is important to put your trust in lawyers who care. Call us today for a free initial telephone consultation at 586-268-2400.