If your loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) because of another person’s negligent behavior, you might be entitled to compensation. When a person’s negligent or careless behavior results in a person’s injury, they should be held liable. Traumatic brain injuries often result in extensive medical bills, lost wages, and rehabilitation expenses. The San Francisco brain injury attorneys at Scarlett Law Group explain what type of compensation your loved one may be entitled to.
If your loved one suffered a TBI because of another person’s carelessness, your loved one can file a claim to obtain compensation for economic damages. Economic damages are losses that have a clear monetary value.
Examples of recoverable economic damages for TBI include the following:
- Lost wages
- Future loss of income
- Related out-of-pocket costs
- Hospital bills
- Rehabilitation or treatment bills
- Medication bills
Essentially any economic expenses you’ve had related to the accident can be recovered.
Non-economic damages are losses that don’t have a clear economic value. Some TBI symptoms are irreversible, so this would require a larger compensation to help them make the needed accommodations.
Examples of non-economic damages for TBI include the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Emotional distress
- Diminished quality of life
- Disability or disfigurement
Punitive damages are awarded compensation to punish the defendant for their careless behavior. Punitive damages aren’t always awarded but they can be if the judge believes that the defendant should be reprimanded. In most cases, punitive damage is awarded if they found that the defendant was grossly negligent, intentional, malicious, or reckless.
If your loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury, our San Francisco brain injury attorneys are here to help you. For over 25 years, our legal team has been helping those who have suffered serious or catastrophic brain injuries get the compensation they deserve. We know that the time after an accident becomes difficult, especially when it could have been prevented. Our attorneys guide you from beginning to end to help you secure the best possible results for your case. Our team has the knowledge, skills, and experience needed to help you get the compensation you deserve.
Call our San Francisco brain injurylawyers today at (415) 688-2176 to schedule a free review!