The ongoing recession apparently has had minimal effect on money damage awards for traumatic brain injuries, according to a story posted at Finance&Commerce.com. One attorney quoted in the article says that “catastrophic injuries are particularly invulnerable to the ups and downs of the economy.”
The article explains that brain injury cases continue to generate high out-of-court settlements or jury awards because of several factors:
- skyrocketing costs of medical treatment, including home care
- brain injuries can be demonstrated through medical evidence and by changes in the injured person’s behavior and moods
- brain injuries are very compelling to jurors
The article also notes that high-tech medical protocols such as neuropsychometric testing can evaluate memory and brain functioning, show exactly where the brain is damaged, and the test results can be matched to the patient’s symptoms. This data can provide convincing evidence to sometimes skeptical insurance companies and/or juries.
Another lawyer quoted in the story explains that “all personal injury cases with real objective damages that strike a chord with jurors still have the potential for high damage awards.” Even a so-called mild blow to the head can have life-changing consequences.
Leaving aside the ups and downs of the economy in the U.S. and in Virginia, if you believe that you (or a love one) have sustained a traumatic brain injury, it is always important to hire experienced legal counsel. The Virginia brain injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Richard J. Serpe, P.C. have the experience needed, and the requisite contacts with the best doctors in the area, to ensure you and your loved ones have the best representation possible. Call Toll Free 877-544–5323 for a no-obligation consultation.