If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, you could have a legal case that would help compensate for medical expenses and other financial losses due to the injury. Brain injury cases can be a little complicated though. First, there must be clinical evidence that proves the existence of the injury. For example, a CT scan could show evidence of brain damage. If you have clear proof of the brain injury, then you can file a lawsuit. Most cases will be either a defective product liability claim or negligence.
Defective Product Liability
If your injury was the result of a defective product, you can sue the manufacturer or any company involved in the distribution of the product. For example, if the airbag in your car does not deploy properly and the result is you hitting your head on the windshield, you could bring a case against the company that made the air bag.
Most brain injury cases usually fall into this category. In negligence cases, you need to prove that a person or company failed to act reasonably and this resulted in your brain injury. For instance, if you are involved in a car accident where the other driver ran a red light, you could sue him or her for a personal injury based on negligent driving.
If you have experienced a brain injury, it is important to gather evidence to support your case. Call the Law Offices of Epperly & Follis, P.C. for more information regarding brain injury cases.