Damages in Your Brain Injury Claim

It’s important to identify all of the damages that you have suffered after a brain injury before you file a claim. Discuss the claim with a Denver brain injury lawyer, and identify all of these damages.

The value of a brain injury claim must include the medical expenses that you have suffered as a result of the injury. These medical costs are likely to be extensive, because brain injuries can result in not just emergency treatment and hospitalization, but also multiple surgeries.

Apart from your medical costs, you must also account for the future medical expenses that you can expect as a result of the injury. A typical brain injury patient, even one who has suffered a moderate brain injury, may require long-term physical therapy and rehabilitation for months after the injury.

Also account for lost income, as well as future diminished earning capacity or loss of earnings due to a disability as part of the injury.

There are other damages that you can include, including pain and suffering, the loss of enjoyment of life, and the loss of ability to enjoy social and personal relationships. Your spouse may be eligible to file a loss of consortium claim that can compensate him or her for loss of affection and loss of marital relations. Discuss filing a claim after a brain injury with a Denver brain injury lawyer.

By: Dallas Norton

Dallas Norton, the founding partner of Norton & Bowers, has practiced law with a focus on personal injury since 1992. Mr. Norton has extensive Colorado roots including grade school in Arvada and high school in Denver. He earned his J.D. from Brigham Young University Law School in 1991. When working on behalf of clients, Mr. Norton draws upon his extensive background in psychology and human resources.