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Assault and the Risk of Brain Injury

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on October 16, 2014

A digital image of a patient’s skull and brainThe experienced personal injury attorneys at Chanfrau & Chanfrau understand how devastating an injury may be to one’s life. While all injuries have the potential to temporarily, or permanently, alter the course of one’s life, a brain injury has particularly devastating consequences and can interfere with a full range of bodily functions and tasks. Because a traumatic brain injury is often caused by a severe blow to the head or an object piercing into the skull, it is a great risk when someone has been personally assaulted. Our attorneys help our Daytona Beach clients deal with brain injury and assault consequences by seeking justice and financial compensation from the responsible party.

Risks of Brain Injury

The brain is a sensitive organ and can be significantly damaged or injured when exposed to substantial force or trauma. Victims of assault are at high risk for a brain injury because these violent attacks often involve a direct blow to the head, a fall that may result in the head being slammed to the ground, or an object being forced into the skull. All of these are likely to have devastating, and potentially lifelong, consequences. The potential side effects of a brain injury range in severity and may include any of the following:

  • Memory problems
  • Mood swings
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Emotional problems
  • Cognitive difficulties
  • Speech impairment
  • Limited mobility
  • Comatose state

All of these symptoms have a dramatic effect on both the victim of the injury and the family and loved ones who are left to care for them.

What Are My Rights?

If you or a loved one is a victim of an assault that resulted in a brain injury, you are probably left wondering about your legal rights. Criminally, the perpetrator of the assault should face legal punishment. While criminal punishment is deserved, it is only part of the justice system. Victims of assault and brain injury have their own rights regarding compensation for damages suffered. It is important that the person who willfully chose to attack another human being be held responsible for the damages that resulted from these violent actions. Our personal injury attorneys fight hard to ensure that we get each of our clients the best possible case settlement. Damages that may be sought in an assault case involving a brain injury include the following:

  • Financial compensation for medical expenses and care (including future expenses)
  • Financial compensation for lost wages and/or the loss of potential wages
  • Financial compensation for pain and suffering
  • Financial compensation for the loss of quality of life

Contact Us

At Chanfrau & Chanfrau, our attorneys understand the law and are ready to fight to ensure that the rights of our clients are fairly represented. If you or a loved one are dealing with the devastating causes of brain injury, contact us to review your case and find out how we can help you collect just compensation for damages suffered. We look forward to hearing from you!

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