Non-Economic Damages and Comas
If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury at the fault of another, life as you know it comes to a halt. Catastrophic injuries such as head trauma and coma not only cause immediate damage and can lead to lengthy hospital stays, but victims can suffer long-term effects lasting months to years.
The extreme financial burden from extensive medical bills and present and future pain and suffering deserve compensation. The negligent party will have their insurance lawyers on their side who will try to settle for much less than you deserve, or deny fault altogether. Don’t be a victim twice—let Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP add you to the list of the thousands we have helped.
Personal Injury Damages Eligible for Compensation
When you are injured by the negligence of another individual, company, or group, the first hurdle is to prove liability. Clearing this hurdle is possible with a solid legal team working for you. Once liability is determined you are able to move forward to determine what is owed to you as compensation for your physical, emotional, and financial hardships.
Economic damages are easier to calculate. They include any out-of-pocket expenses that you have incurred due to your injury such as medical bills. Also included are wages that you lost due to your inability to work and the cost of property damage and repair. These are tangible losses that can be easily documented.
Non-economic damages are more subjective and take the skill of a seasoned attorney to calculate what is owed to you accurately. We ensure that your rights are not disregarded by the defendant. These losses are commonly referred to as pain and suffering and include mental anguish, humiliation, and loss of the ability to participate in previously enjoyable activities.
How a Coma Can Impact Non-Economic Damages
No two personal injury cases are the same, and no two injuries follow the same hospital course and recovery. In severe accidents, head trauma can occur causing brain injury and leading to a coma. The severity depends on the force and location of the trauma. A coma refers to a state of loss of consciousness where one cannot be aroused.
After such a tragic accident, non-economic damages may be far greater than the monetary compensation that is easily calculated. Immediate and future loss of your ability to enjoy and participate in activities you once took for granted cause a tremendous emotional toll on the victim. Relationships may be affected, pain may be severe, and life may never be the same.
Because of this, you may need a lawyer’s help calculating these damages. Your attorney has the tools needed to determine what your claim is worth.
Get Legal Representation When You Need It Most
Suffering from a personal injury resulting in injuries such as a coma leaves a lasting impact. Obtaining fair compensation for out-of-pocket financial costs as well as non-economic damages relies heavily on connecting with an experienced attorney with years of experience in New York personal injury law.
Connect with Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or by completing the online form below for your free consultation and review of your case.