A man from Birmingham, England, has been awarded 3.6 million in British pounds, equivalent to around $5.8 million in U.S. currency, sources tell New York Brain Injury Lawyers, after a car accident in which he suffered brain damage.
The 39-year-old man hit his head on the steering wheel of his car after another vehicle ran into the back of his own in 2008. He suffered serious brain damage as a result.
According to the victim’s attorney, the large amount of money awarded to the victim was necessary for him to live at least some semblance of a normal life after such a debilitating accident.
The victim’s wife explained to New York Brain Injury Lawyers: “While no amount of money will repair the damage done, we now have a chance to move on.”
Though originally from Birmingham, the victim was a resident of Trefor, North Wales, when the accident occurred, leaving him unable to work. His attorneys report that he will have a long and painful period of rehabilitation before him that may well last for the entire span of his life.
The victim’s wife, 32 years old, said, “I don’t think anyone can imagine how devastating a brain injury can be, it’s turned our lives upside down as its robbed [my husband] of his independence.”
The driver of the other vehicle was charged with driving without due care and attention, and subsequently convicted and fined. The settlement was awarded by a judge a Liverpool Crown Court. Lawyers in Suffolk County and Staten Island bring these suits all the time.
Brain injury is the kind of trauma that may stay with a victim for a lifetime. Even the best neurosurgeons don’t completely understand the function of the brain, which means rehabilitation a long and difficult process and many never fully recover. Because of that, the costs of care may be quite expensive and many families are faced with the prospect of paying medical costs they desperately need, but are unable to afford. The price should not be placed on the family or the victim, but upon the cause of the accident, whether that be another person, a company, or even a local or state government.
New York Brain Injury Lawyers study the law surrounding these tragic events so the victims can receive a just settlement. Make sure you get what’s deserved for your loved ones by calling a New York Brain Injury Lawyer today. The Office of Stephen Bilkis and Associates can offer you support and guidance as well as a free consultation when you contact us at 1-800-NY-NY-LAW. We have offices in New York City, including Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island and The Bronx and in Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County.