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Definition of Brain Damage

Brain damage is severe brain injury. It can be caused by injuries suffered during birth, car accidents, motorcycle accidents or assaults. If a person's brain damage is caused by the negligence of another person they can file a personal injury claim. To win a personal injury case the claimant must prove their injury was due to the negligence of another person, that person's actions were the proximate cause of the injury and the claimant suffered loss (pain and suffering, injury or monetary loss).

If you have suffered a brain injury you may need to consult with a personal injury lawyer for information about how to win your brain injury case. Injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis and are only paid if they win your case. If they win your case you will be required to pay them a percentage of the compensation you receive from the brain injury settlement. If they do not win you will not have to pay them. Consider also, all brain damage cases must be filed within the specified time frame, called the statute of limitations, which is determined by state laws. If you do not file your case within the designated time frame you will lose your right to compensation through an injury case.

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