When a brain injury causes your loved one’s life to be altered permanently, you might decide that you are going to try to seek compensation for the accident. Sadly, there are some accidents that lead to brain injuries that cause permanent disabilities. These situations are hard on the victim, but they are also hard on the family members who are left to pick up the pieces.
Often, a person who has a permanent disability from a brain injury will count on family members to care for them. The alternative to this is being placed in an institutional setting, which most family members don’t want. This places considerable stress on the people who are left to handle the caregiver’s duties.
We know that you might have some questions about what you need to do to receive compensation. One factor that matters here is what caused the accident. In order to seek compensation, the defendant would have had to have caused the accident that led to your loved one’s injury.
Negligence or recklessness are two of the ways that the accident might have occurred that would have been someone else’s fault. A drunk, distracted, fatigued or speeding driver are examples of drivers who are being reckless or negligent.
Proving negligence in these cases is often difficult, but we can help you to find out what can help us to do this. Gathering evidence in these cases is often crucial. Evidence from the scene, medical records and reports about your loved one’s prognosis can all be helpful if you are facing the harsh reality of your loved one being permanently disabled from an accident that was someone else’s fault.