What compensation can I expect for a brain injury following a car accident?
Eoin P. Campbell
Eoin P. Campbell, LL.B., Solicitor
Editor in Chief

Question: What sort of compensation can I expect for a brain injury following a car accident?

Answer: The level of compensation for a brain injury depends on the type of brain injury and prognosis for recovery. The fact that the brain injury was sustain during a car crash means that the defendant in the claim will likely be an insurance company (or the Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland if the other car was not insured). You did not mention if you were wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident, which may have a significant impact on the level of injuries and also raise the possibility of a reduced compensation award.

Your brain injury may consist of a series of distinct injuries, starting with the initial blow, which might be aggravated (for example, oxygen starvation) if emergency treatment was not received quickly. Another form of brain injury can occur some time after the actual car accident, due to internal bleeding, swelling, or bruising.

You medical records will contain records of your treatment and the prognosis for the future (a key consideration in the compensation amount). You should ensure that you mention to your doctor all of your symptoms, including every single occurrence, such as such as nausea, giddiness, or unconsciousness. You should also take care to note the impact of your injury on your daily life, such as not being able to concentrate in work due to headaches or not being able to drive a car due to dizziness.

In conclusion, the amount of compensation depends on the type of brain injury, the prognosis, and the impact on your life.

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