An Oklahoma head trauma attorney notes a $17 million award to a man who allegedly suffered traumatic brain injury after a golf cart accident. When the negligence of a person or company causes a significant head injury, injured parties can seek compensation with the assistance of an Oklahoma brain injury lawyer.
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Lawsuit: Plaintiff Will Spend The Rest Of His Life In Assisted Living
A judge has ruled that apartment complex managers and its owners are liable for a serious head injury suffered by a resident of their complex in September 2013. Allegations of concealing details and attempting to cover up an accident were at the heart of the trial involving a man who allegedly suffered a severe head injury after falling off the back of a golf cart. The Norman Transcript offers additional details of the case in which management personnel at the Greens at Norman apartment complex were accused of actions the plaintiff’s attorney says caused the traumatic brain injury.
The lawsuit claimed that because of the defendants’ negligent actions, the plaintiff suffered loss of earnings, permanent bodily injury and loss of capacity. He will also need long-term medical care, according to the petition filed. The plaintiff’s attorney said that six people, including two apartment managers, were riding in the golf cart on complex grounds in a “drunken negligent manner” when the plaintiff fell off. One of the witnesses said the plaintiff appeared to be staggering following the incident, and the witness also stated that the man appeared dazed when they found him lying on his back on the ground near the golf cart. The $17 million, awarded in October 2015, included damages for economic damages of lost wages, past and present medical expenses, future medical expenses and care, past, present and future non-economic damages, and punitive damages, the website reported.
How an Oklahoma Head Trauma Attorney Can Help
When negligence results in injury, an injured party suffers loss in various ways. The law allows an injured party to pursue damages to recover those losses. Common types of damages recoverable in a personal injury case include:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of ability to earn
- Scarring and disfigurement
When someone’s negligence results in the death of another person, family members of the person killed may recover damages for the wrongful death of their loved one. Wrongful death damages include:
- Medical expenses incurred prior to death
- Conscious pain and suffering prior to death
- Loss of the economic support of the loved one
- Loss of the companionship of the loved one
- Funeral expenses
If the actions causing injury are malicious or so reckless that intent to harm can be inferred, the responsible party can be liable for punitive damages to punish wrongful conduct and deter similar conduct in the future.
Victims of negligence and their families are encouraged to seek the counsel of an Oklahoma head trauma attorney to learn more about their rights and remedies.
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