Am I Eligible for Compensation for My Brain Stem Injury?

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Whether you enter a car accident or a slip and fall accident, the impact of your collision or fall, respectively, may cause you to hit your head. If serious enough, your head injury may evolve into a brain stem injury. Continue reading to learn whether you are eligible for financial compensation after incurring a brain stem injury and how an experienced Hillsborough County personal injury lawyer at Merricks Law Group, P.A. can help get this money in your hands.

What is a brain stem injury?

To put it simply, a brain stem injury is an injury to the bottom part of your brain that connects it to your spinal cord.

This injury may arise from a brain stem stroke or diffuse axonal injury. Though rare, this injury can also arise due to the direct impact of an accident event. This is because your brain may swell when it strikes or gets stricken by an external force. Your swelled brain may then force pressure against the skull and your brain stem, thus causing damage.

Am I eligible for financial compensation for my brain stem injury?

As if suffering a brain stem injury is not enough, this injury may come with a plethora of other economic and non-economic damages. For one, you may incur hefty hospital bills now and in the future. Or, your injury may be severe enough where you are unable to return to your job or your field of work indefinitely. Lastly, you may deal with the mental anguish and emotional distress of having to live with this disability.

If any of the above economic or non-economic damages apply to you, then you may be eligible to file for financial compensation in a personal injury claim. This is so long as you present the Florida court with enough proof that the below circumstances are true:

  1. You must prove the defendant had a duty of care toward you.
  2. You must prove the defendant breached their duty of care by acting negligently.
  3. You must prove the defendant’s acts of negligence prompted your personal injury accident to occur.
  4. You must prove your involvement in a personal injury accident caused you to incur a brain stem injury.
  5. You must prove your incurrence of this injury has left you suffering with economic and non-ecomonic damages.

Many pieces of evidence may serve as proof for the above circumstances. Primarily, this may entail medical records and bills with dates that line up with the date of your accident event. Plus, this may entail statements from eyewitnesses at the accident scene, your primary healthcare provider, your employer, your loved ones, etc.

To ensure justice reigns, it is in your best interest to retain the services of a skilled Hillsborough County personal injury lawyer. Contact Merricks Law Group, P.A. today.

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