BRAIN INJURY SOLICITORS - CAR ACCIDENT COMPENSATION CLAIM - AUSTRALIA


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Our specialist solicitors deal with brain injury compensation claims and take cases on a no win no pay basis which means that they only get paid if you win your case. Our brain injury solicitors goal is to ensure that accident victims and their loved ones receive the financial compensation they deserve. If you would like to talk to a brain injury solicitor without any charge or further obligation about TBI compensation claims, simply submit the contact form or email our lawyers offices or use the solicitors helpline.

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Traumatic Brain Injury - TBI

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) may occur with no outward signs of damage or injury to head and the reverse is also true in that severe injury to the head including lacerations to the face, neck and scalp do nor necessarily involve TBI. Some of the most serious incidents of TBI occur where there has been no physical contact with the body such us shaken baby syndrome or severe acceleration/deceleration syndrome or whiplash injuries where the head is shaken and the brain is battered against the inside wall of the skull causing serious and often life threatening injury. Many TBI compensation claims initiated by our brain injury solicitors result in substantial payment for pain and suffering and the cost of after care.

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Consciousness Classification

Head injury which may or may not involve TBI is classified as an ‘open head injury’ or as a ‘closed head injury’ dependent on whether or not the skull has been penetrated. The two main references used to establish the degree of injury and altered consciousness to the brain following an accident are known as the Glasgow Coma Scale and the Rancho Los Amigos Scale.

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Award of Damages

Damages that can be awarded in a brain damage compensation claim may include the following items :-

  • past loss of wages and income
  • future estimated loss of income
  • medical expenses for the past and for the future
  • assistance for the future
  • care expenses for the past and for the future
  • pain and suffering (including psychological damage)
  • loss of lifestyle and the amenities of life
  • cost of prescriptions and health aids
  • general expenses & financial losses
  • reduced employment prospects in the future
  • expenses in relation to the claim

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Brain Injury Solicitor - Car Accident Victims

A car accident is a traumatic event and in addition to physical injuries, the incident can cause severe psychological distress. You may be able to instruct a brain injury solicitor to submit a legal claim for compensation as a driver, a passenger or as another road user including pedestrians and cyclists. As long as there is a negligent third party that is responsible for causing the accident, you are entitled to pursue a claim for compensation for your injuries. Most drivers are insured and if they are at fault, it is their insurance company that will settle a brain injury compensation claim and pay out the damages to which the victim is entitled. In cases where the driver at fault does not have insurance or cannot be traced it is still possible to make application for compensation. In some jurisdictions there is a non-fault compensation scheme in operation.

 

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