The brain is one of the most important organs in the body, responsible
for regulating nearly all life-sustaining functions and cognition. As
such, any sort of damage to the brain can have catastrophic consequences
and potentially result in a permanently reduced quality of life. If you
or a loved one has suffered a
brain injury at the hands of a negligent party, you may have grounds to file a
personal injury claim against the responsible party. Generally speaking, the amount of
damages you may be eligible to receive will vary depending on the severity
of your injury and the extent of your resulting physical and financial losses.
A brain injury can be suffered under a variety of circumstances, including:
What Damages Can I Receive?
Damages in brain and head injury cases are divided into two types: economic
and non-economic. Economic damages are damages for which money is a comparable
substitute for what was lost, such as calculable out-of-pocket expenses.
Awarded economic damages may include:
- Lost income
- Lost earning capacity
- Medical bills
- Property damage
- Funeral costs (in wrongful death cases)
Unfortunately, brain damage often affects a person’s life far greater
than what any amount of money could ever replace. For this reason, brain
injury victims may also be eligible to receive compensation for non-economic
damages, for which money is only a rough substitute. Non-economic damages
are usually calculated by applying a multiplier to a plaintiff’s
total economic losses based on the severity of their injuries.
Non-economic damages may include:
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Shock and anguish
Seek Compensation with Metzger Wickersham
Since 1888, Metzger Wickersham's Pennsylvania brain injury lawyers
have recovered millions on behalf of catastrophically injured clients.
Our firm is one of the most widely respected and trusted legal practices
in the state of Pennsylvania. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain
injury caused by another party’s negligence, our aggressive advocates
can provide the strong legal support you need to ensure your rights are
Call (888) 286-2850 or
fill out an online form today to find out more about how we can help.