Many Miami area residents know someone who suffered a brain injury. Brain injuries can be life-changing and even deadly. Sometimes, a brain injury is the result of a person’s negligence. If this is the case, the victim’s family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
There are many ways in which a person can receive a fatal brain injury. Most brain injuries occur from bruising, tearing or swelling. A person can suffer from more than one of these injuries in an incident. Common causes of a serious brain injury include car accidents, slipping and falling, firearms and any other incident that causes a direct blow to the head.
If a person has suffered a traumatic brain injury they could be facing very serious injuries. Some may even die as the result of their injury. In these situations, a family may want to speak with an attorney who specializes in personal injury if they believe the injury was caused by someone else. An attorney can help evaluate what happened to cause the injury and get the answers a family deserves. If the injury was the result of another person’s negligence, they may be able to recover compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, funeral expenses and other damages.
A family who has had a tragic event happen to them such as losing a loved one unexpectedly knows how this is often a life-altering situation. A loved one is a valuable member of a family and can also be the breadwinner and their loss can be a huge financial tragedy as well. A family who has lost a loved one because of another person’s negligence has the legal right to hold that person responsible for their mistake.