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Can You Recover Personal Injury Damages When You’re in a Coma?

Personal injuries can range from minor to fatal, and it’s important to fight for the compensation you and your family deserve no matter the severity of the injury. It makes sense that you yourself are responsible for initiating a lawsuit in order to recover damages when you are injured, but what if your injury has left you physically incapable of doing so?

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We’re here to talk more with you about these serious personal injuries and give you peace of mind that help does exist for you in pursuing the compensation you and your family deserve.

Personal Head Injuries and Claims

As with any brain injury, when you’re in an accident and head trauma occurs, you’re at risk of becoming comatose. These serious injuries most commonly occur due to auto accidents, workplace operations involving heavy machinery or materials, medical negligence, or in cases of slip-and-fall accidents where the head is the main point of impact with the ground or another surface. Exercising care and caution when you are in any of these situations is the best way to avoid head injuries that could cause a coma.

Recovering Damages 

A coma can last anywhere from a few minutes to weeks or months. Some are fatal, as well. So what happens when your personal injury from an accident that was not your fault puts you or a loved one in a comatose state? A person in a coma or vegetative state cannot respond to external stimuli. Therefore, they are not capable of seeking financial compensation for the damages that come with their medical condition. Will the financial burden of medical bills and loss of income fall onto your family members? Who will fight for you? The Law Office of Ross Albers is here to do just that.

Get Help from an Expert Personal Injury Lawyer 

If your loved one has been injured in Maryland by no fault of their own and is currently in a coma, our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you in recovering damages and getting you the compensation your family deserves. Contact Albers & Associates today to schedule your free consultation for legal services and rest assured that we will be here for you every step of the way.

Personal Injury FAQ

What Qualifies as 'Serious' Personal Injury?

A case is categorized as a serious personal injury if any of the following resulted from the accident:

  • Severe brain trauma
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • 3rd degree burns
  • Any injury that causes serious and long-term disfigurement

What is a Wrongful Death Accident?

Our attorneys can successfully get you the compensation you deserve in a wrongful death case, which is when a loved one has died due to the carelessness or negligence of another person involved. Spouses, life partners, children, and other family members of the deceased can be entitled to recover damages for both emotional and financial loss.

Who is Liable for a Car Accident in Maryland?

Finding the person at fault in a car accident comes down to proving negligence on one or both sides of the equation. Whether you’re another driver or a pedestrian, you will need a lawyer to come to your defense. Because the state of Maryland employs a contributory negligence rule, your entire case will be at risk if the opposing counsel can prove that you were negligent in anyway.

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