Brain Injury FAQ
What do I need to know about Personal Injury?
Personal injury occurs when a person is wrongfully injured by the negligent or intentional conduct of a wrongdoer. “Personal injury” cases are legal disputes that arise when one person suffers harm from an accident or injury, and someone else might be legally responsible for that harm.
What is Negligence?
A person is negligent when he or she fails to act like the standard “ordinary reasonable person”. The critical issue in many cases is just how an “ordinary, reasonable person” was expected to act in the particular situation that caused the injury. The determination of whether a given person has met his/her “ordinary reasonable person” standard is often a matter that is resolved by a jury after presentation of evidence and argument at trial.
What are the legal definitions of damage and damages?
Damage is defined as a loss or harm resulting from injury to a person, property or reputation. Damages refers to compensation – such as a money judgment – provided to a person who has suffers a loss.
What is brain injury?
A form of personal injury, brain injury can be defined as an injury causing a temporary or permanent damage to the brain. Brain injury can occur to any person, in any walk of life, at any time. In every case of brain injury it is not necessary that the usual symptoms like loss of consciousness, giddiness etc. need be accompanied, and hence, at times brain injury goes unnoticed by the victim in the initial stage. Brain injury can cause physical, cognitive and emotional consequences that can affect a person for a lifetime.