You could receive various types of compensation from a Kentucky brain injury lawsuit, including medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and loss of enjoyment of life. If the victim dies due to a brain injury, we could help the next-of-kin pursue wrongful death damages that can cover funeral and burial expenses and more.
Depending on the brain injury’s severity, you could be partly or entirely unable to participate in day-to-day activities, significantly impacting your quality of life. Fortunately, you can file a brain injury lawsuit to get compensation.
What Are the Recoverable Damages in a Kentucky Brain Injury Lawsuit?
Brain injury lawsuit damages can be split into economic and non-economic damages. Our traumatic brain injury lawyer can assess your case, investigate the accident or incident that caused the injury, and review the evidence when deciding the kinds of compensation to pursue in your case.
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What Are the Economic Damages in a Kentucky Brain Injury Lawsuit?
Economic damages, also called special damages, are the measurable, out-of-pocket expenses resulting from your injuries. They’re the direct financial losses your injuries cause, such as the medical treatment you receive and the overall disruption to your life.
They include the following:
If your brain injury is severe, you may be dealing with high medical bills for the rest of your life. PLoS One estimates that, on average, in-hospital costs for a single traumatic brain injury (TBI) patient can range from $2,120 to $401,808.
This compensatory damage covers all your injuries’ past, current, and future medical treatment costs. It includes:
- Ambulance rides
- Emergency treatment and surgery
- Hospital admission and prescription medications
- Assisted-living facilities
A brain injury can keep you out of work for quite a while and cost you your income, bonuses, tips, and other earnings. You might be entitled to compensation for the wages you lose while recovering from your injuries, regardless of whether you’re self-employed or work full-time or part-time.
Lost Earning Capacity
This damage compensates you for being deprived of the opportunity to work in your chosen field in the future.
This compensates for any property the accident damaged, such as a totaled car.
This compensation can be awarded to surviving relatives when their loved one succumbs to their brain injury. In addition to funeral and burial expenses, we could also pursue compensation for the deceased’s medical bills and the household income they would have contributed had they lived.
What Are the Non-Economic Damages in a Kentucky Brain Injury Lawsuit?
Non-economic or general damages are losses that a dollar figure cannot measure. They’re meant to compensate victims for the non-financial damages they suffered because of their injuries.
These damages include:
Pain and Suffering
This general loss provides compensation for the physical pain and discomfort caused by the injury and the discomfort arising from subsequent medical treatment.
In the context of personal injury law, mental anguish refers to the fear, anxiety, grief, depression, or trauma caused by the injuries or the traumatic event that caused the injuries.
Loss of Consortium
The Kentucky personal injury law allows spouses to sue for loss of consortium after losing the services, assistance, aid, society, companionship, and marital relationship if their husband or wife sustains a severe brain injury.
Loss of Enjoyment of Life
If your brain injuries have impacted your ability to participate in activities that brought you joy, such as swimming or golfing, you can sue for loss of enjoyment of life.
How Do Lawyers Assess the Value of Brain Injury Settlements?
As your legal representative, we can consider the following factors when determining the monetary award to pursue:
- The severity of your brain injury
- Your pain and suffering
- Your ability to work part-time or full-time
- Your long-term medical needs
- Insurance policy limits
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What Are the Effects of a Brain Injury?
Brain injuries can have significant lifelong consequences. They often cause memory loss, problems with concentration and focus, and loss of ability to work and enjoy life, among others. On top of that, victims often deal with many medical expenses, which could keep mounting well into the future.
If your injuries have rendered you unable to work, you could be looking at financial ruin. A significant number of Americans who file for bankruptcy say medical bills were a major contributor.
How Can Our Kentucky Brain Injury Lawyer Help You?
Once you’ve received the appropriate medical treatment, you can reach out to Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers. We’ll handle all the complex legalities of a brain injury lawsuit on your behalf.
Here’s a quick overview of what can do for your case:
- File a complaint at a local Kentucky civil court
- Collect all the relevant evidence to prove your brain injury and build your case for damages
- Consult with experts to determine the severity of your injury and projected treatment costs
- Negotiate with insurance providers for a fair settlement
- Seek your financial award at trial
Call Us Today to Learn More About Filing a Brain Injury Lawsuit in Kentucky
Have you recently sustained a brain injury in Kentucky? Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers can help you pursue a compensation claim for your losses. We can advise you on what kind of compensation is available in a Kentucky brain injury lawsuit and how we can help you.
Darryl “The Hammer” Isaacs and our in-house litigation team have more than 400 years of combined legal experience, and we can help you understand what you can get for your brain injury case. Contact us today for a free consultation to learn more.