Brain injuries can happen for a variety of reasons, but they are often the result of a high-impact car accident. Sometimes the crash is so severe, the injured person falls into a coma, and their brain shuts down its essential functions to heal. Some people never come out of a coma, but if the patient does regain consciousness, there can be long-term effects.
The emotional and financial stress of taking care of a loved one in a coma can take a toll on a family. Consulting with an experienced Florida brain injury attorney can help protect your loved one’s legal rights and possible compensation.
Work With a Florida Lawyer to File a Personal Injury Claim
If your loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury and is in a coma, you may want to file a personal injury claim to recover damages. Whether or not you can file on their behalf depends on your relationship with the injured person. In Florida, you can file a claim if there is legal documentation in place such as a power of attorney that gives you the authority to make decisions for your loved one while they are unable to do so for themselves. Hiring a Florida attorney can help you with your claim and is beneficial for a variety of reasons.
Benefits of Hiring a Florida Attorney
- An attorney will help determine liability for the accident
- An attorney will help protect the legal rights of the patient
- An attorney will help ensure you can make medical decisions for your loved one
The Cost of Care and Financial Compensation
The cost of care for a patient in a coma can be an enormous financial burden on a family. Expensive medical bills for the hospital stay can be bad enough. But when your family member comes out of the coma, there can be long-term effects that alter a person’s life such as a loss of motor skills, memory loss, changes in mood, and neurological disorders. All of these require medical attention and care.
If the person is unable to file a personal injury claim because they’re in a coma and a family member is able to do so on their behalf, the patient may be entitled to compensation.
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Out-of-pocket costs
Contact a Florida Brain Injury Accident Attorney
If your loved one suffered a brain injury in an accident and is in a coma, contact Browning Law Firm for a free, no-obligation consultation. There are never any legal fees unless we win your case. To schedule an appointment, fill out our online contact form, or call us at 850-344-1736.