What Damages are Available in a Georgia TBI Case?
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) often leave victims with long-term medical problems. In many cases, victims have already incurred significant financial losses due to their injuries and are rightfully concerned about whether they will be able to recover compensation.
Generally speaking, if your TBI was the result of someone else’s negligence, you will be able to recover for your injuries. The exact amount of your recovery will depend on a number of factors, including the extent of your injuries, your age, and your profession. Some of the damages that are commonly sought in TBI cases are discussed below.
Many people who sustain severe TBIs have significant medical expenses that will likely continue into the future. Not only are there the costs associated with the treatment of the initial injury, many victims will need to have ongoing care in the form of medication, physical therapy, and even daily care. Fortunately, Georgia law allows injury victims to recover past and future medical expenses in a personal injury claim.
Loss of Earning Capacity
TBI victims are often unable to work for a significant period of time. In fact, some may be unable to work every again. Loss of earning capacity is recognized as a compensable loss in Georgia and is not limited to the amount of income already lost. In many cases, expert witnesses can be used to establish the amount of money a person would have earned throughout his or her career but for the injury. In many cases, even people with relatively modest yearly incomes can recover hundreds of thousands of dollars for these kinds of damages.
Physical and Emotional Pain and Suffering
A traumatic brain injury can cause tremendous physical and emotional pain and suffering, particularly if the issues caused by the initial injury are ongoing. Fortunately, victims can recover compensation for these kinds of noneconomic losses.
TBI victims are often entitled to significant financial compensation and should protect their rights by retaining an attorney as soon as they can. To schedule a free consultation with one of our Cumming, Georgia TBI lawyers, call Boling Rice LLC today at 770-887-3162 or send us an email through our online contact form.