What is a traumatic injury?
A traumatic injury is any physical blunt force trauma that requires immediate medical attention and a trip to the emergency room.
What are examples of traumatic injuries?
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Spinal Fractures
- Facial Trauma
- Acoustic Trauma
- Crush Injury
- Broken Bones
- Cuts and Punctures
- Burns and Electrical Injuries
- Hypovolemic Shock
How are my injuries medically classified?
Doctors when they see your injuries will classify them depending on the severity. This scoring method is called the Injury Severity Score. The six classifications are:
- Maximal (Untreatable)
What damages can I recover?
If someone else’s negligence caused you to have a traumatic injury you can claim compensatory damages against the liable party. Compensatory damages include economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damage claim can include medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earnings, home modifications, and non-medical needs.
Non- economic damages include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, damage to reputation, emotional distress, and loss of companionship.
You may also be able to recover punitive damages. Punitive damages can be recoverable if the liable party acted malice or fraud. These may include the liable party being under the influence while driving, fleeing from the police, and/or reckless driving.
How do you calculate my damages?
Though I cannot guarantee a certain outcome, but by having me as your attorney I will guarantee the best possible outcome out there.
I will be looking at these factors to get the total amount of compensation you are owed:
- The amount spent for your past and future treatment
- The amount of your income that will be lost while you’re recovering
- How much your brain injury will affect your future
- The affect your brain injury will have on your relationships with others
- They cost of any home care you are going to need
How will you prove my damages?
You may think that those documents or photographs may not strengthen your case, but they actually make your case even stronger. It may be obvious that the liable party caused your brain injury but you are going to need those photographs and documents to make your case even stronger. Some examples that will make your case stronger is:
- Medical documents
- Any medical imaging
- Photographs of the accident scene and your injuries
- Police report
- Proof of loss benefits
- Any receipts that show any expenses related to your traumatic injury
Let me help you get all the compensation you deserve because you don’t deserve anything less!
Contact The Reyes Firm at 813-421-3411
We are here for you 24/7 and have the experience to protect your interests and get you the recovery you deserve. Call us today – and above all be safe on the roads!