Serious brain injuries can have a massive impact on a person’s quality of life, not just in the short term, but forever. They can affect a person’s ability to work, their mobility, their ability to function in day to day life, and their ability to interact with people. The ongoing costs for care can be massive.
If you have a family member who has suffered from a brain injury, then once you know what the impact is going to be on their lives, it’s likely that you will want to talk to a brain injury claim solicitor. They will be able to tell you what sort of things you can claim for, and put together a case.
A good brain injury claim solicitor will look at the events that led up to the injury and tell you whether you are likely to have a claim in the first place. They will discuss your options with you and help you to compile the evidence required to make a claim. Many solicitors work on a no-win, no-fee basis, so they will only take cases if they believe that there is clear evidence of fault, and that you will be in a good position to claim.
Brain injuries can occur through motor accidents, extreme sports, in the workplace, and in many other situations. Concussions can happen because of a fall or a collision, and someone could suffer brain injury if they were asphyxiated and then resuscitated, for example. There are many situations that could lead to impaired brain function. A good solicitor will determine what the end result of the injury is – both in terms of practical costs for care, loss of earnings, and the impact that the injury has on the sufferer’s quality of life, as well as the burden of care that falls to others. These things are hard to quantify, but when you start looking for a solicitor to appoint, you will learn about how it is done, and how they will try to work compassionately and kindly to ensure that you get the best possible compensation, with minimal disturbance to your life while the case is going on.
The case could take some time to resolve. Before you appoint a solicitor, talk to past clients and find out about their experiences. Make sure you work with someone that you trust, and that will treat you and your family with respect at all times. If you are unsure of how to proceed, barister Bill Braithwaite QC will be able to offer you an expert opinion at no cost.