Individuals who have suffered a severe head injury may face a number of hardships. A head injury may have serious physical consequences, such as a concussion, brain hemorrhage, stroke, or long and short-term memory loss. In addition to the physical hardships that victims of a traumatic head injury face, they may also be saddled with significant financial strain. Victims may suffer lost wages due to time missed at work and mounting medical bills that aren't covered by insurance. Individuals who have suffered any of these hardships may be able to receive compensation if the negligence of another caused their injury. As a result, it is important for individuals who have suffered a head injury to seek the counsel of a skilled personal injury lawyer. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, our personal injury attorneys have over 50 years of experience handling head injury cases. We understand how difficult the time immediately following traumatic head injury can be for victims and their families. Our attorneys are committed to helping get our clients' get their lives back on track and always pursue maximum compensation.
If you or someone you love has suffered a debilitating head injury, you may be entitled to compensation. For a free consultation, call 212.406.1700 or contact us online. Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool will review your claim to see how they may be able to assist you. We take our cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning we don't get paid unless there is a recovery.What Compensation can Traumatic Head Injury Victims Receive?
Individuals who have suffered a traumatic head injury may be eligible to receive compensation through a personal injury lawsuit. In a personal injury lawsuit, victims may be able to receive compensation for the following:
Lost Wages: A severe head injury has the potential to force individuals to miss work for an extended period of time, and in some cases, leave work force permanently. While workers' compensation may give victims some compensation for the damages they have suffered, it often fails to cover the full amount of the victim's salary. As a result, victims can recoup any wages not covered by workers' compensation in a personal injury lawsuit.
Pain and Suffering: Long-term pain and suffering is often a byproduct of a major cranial injury; especially when individuals suffer memory loss. In a personal injury lawsuit, victims may be able to receive compensation for long term physical pain, loss of life's enjoyment, and other emotional trauma.
Medical Bills: Cranial injuries often require many medical procedures as well as frequent trips to the doctor. When medical bills exceed a victim's insurance coverage, they may be able to receive compensation in a lawsuit.
Wrongful Death: When a victim of a head injury dies, their family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit against the individual or entity responsible for their death. The compensation available to families in a wrongful death lawsuit includes but is not limited to, lost wages, funeral costs, medical bills, pain and suffering, and loss of consortium.Victims of Cranial Injuries Should Not Hesitate to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer
When an individual suffers a severe head injury that causes damages, they should not hesitate to seek out an experienced personal injury attorney. Due to the statute of limitations, it is within the best interest of injured individuals to seek legal counsel in a timely manner. The statute of limitations is a law that states the amount of time an individual has to file a claim after an injury. Failure to file a claim before the statute of limitations expires can result in victims being prevented from ever receiving the compensation they may deserve. At Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool, we understand all aspects of the statute of limitations. Our attorneys are committed to giving our clients the opportunity to recoup the compensation they may be entitled. As a result, we handle all of our clients' claims in a timely manner.
Have you or someone you love suffered a severe head injury? If so, you may have legal recourse. To see if you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit, call 212.406.1700 or contact us online. All consultations with Queller, Fisher, Washor, Fuchs & Kool are free.