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How to Recover Compensation after a Brain Injury

Written by John D. Hawkins on . Posted in .

Suffering through a brain injury can be a traumatic experience, and it’s not an easy one to recover from. You’ve suffered through a devastating accident, and now every facet of your life is affected. You’ll need compensation to recover, but you may need help getting that compensation.

If you’re struggling with a brain injury, it can be tough to focus and get the full compensation you deserve. So, seek out help recovering compensation when you’re overwhelmed by your brain injuries. You’ll need to ensure you’re getting the full amount you’re owed, which may be high, and a lawyer can help.

Damages for a Brain Injury

The brain is the control center of the body. It sends signals across all parts of the body, controlling movement, thoughts, emotions, and sensations. Unfortunately, that complex organ can be damaged by a forceful impact or other trauma to the head.

When that happens, you’ll likely suffer both economic and non-economic damages. These damages are important to your recovery, so you’ll need to calculate these properly. Otherwise, you might be left with less compensation than you need for your recovery.

First, you’ll need to seek economic damages, which cover the financial costs of your accident. For example, if you slipped and suffered a concussion, diagnosing and treating your head injury can be expensive. If you needed long-term therapy to regain certain motor skills, or if you needed brain surgery, the costs may be even higher.

Non-economic damages are more difficult to calculate, since they’re intangible losses. These damages cover the suffering and emotional toll of your brain injury. If you lost some of your independence because of your symptoms, for example, you might find yourself struggling with a loss of enjoyment of life or other impactful losses.

Fighting Back for Your Compensation

A brain injury can be an expensive injury, but you’ll have a chance to seek compensation from the responsible party. This compensation can help you recover completely, or it can help you deal with the permanent consequences of a major head injury.

You’ll need to prepare a claim against the person responsible to get the full compensation you deserve. Typically, this means working with your attorney to find as much evidence as possible for your claim. That may include footage of the accident, medical exams from your doctor, or testimony from eyewitnesses.

Take care to protect your claim, however. If you’re found partly at fault for your brain injury, you could lose part or all of the compensation you deserve.

Seek Out Compensation for Your Brain Injury

When you’ve suffered a brain injury because someone else was negligent, you should receive compensation for your suffering. It can be tough to recover if you’re struggling with head trauma, however, leaving you overwhelmed and still seeking compensation.

Fortunately, your lawyer at HawkLaw, PA can help. Our attorneys understand how tough it can be to recover compensation after a brain injury, so we’ll make sure you know how to recover best. Starting with a free claim review*, we’ll help you work to recover the compensation you deserve.

If you’re struggling with a serious head injury, reach out about your recovery by calling 1-888-HAWK-LAW (429-5529) or by filling out the online form below.  Hawklaw, P.A. has offices serving brain injury victims in Charleston, Columbia, Greenville, and Spartanburg

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Written By John D. Hawkins

John David Hawkins is the Founder and Owner of HawkLaw. He has been licensed to practice law in South Carolina since his graduation in 1994 from the University of South Carolina School of Law. Focusing on litigation, Mr. Hawkins is experienced handling Worker’s Compensation, Personal Injury, Social Security Disability, Administrative Law, and Criminal Law matters.

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