A traumatic brain injury, or “TBI” as they are often called, can be deadly. Even in cases where they are not fatal, they can substantially alter the quality of life of victim. It can cost hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of a victim’s life to treat and rehabilitate the victim, and other family members may need to stop working to take care of their loved one who has suffered a traumatic brain injury. When that happens to a high school student who is at such a relatively young age, the effects on the victim and his or her family can be hard to imagine.
This is one of the reasons that, when calculating damages in a personal injury lawsuit involving a young victim, we must make sure that the cost of future medical treatment and rehabilitation is included in the demand. This is the demand we ask of the defendant, his or her insurance company, and possibly a jury, should the case go to trial. Continue reading →