Anyone in the Greater Indianapolis area who knows someone suffering from
severe head trauma likely understands the long term impact on that person’s
life. Even when the victim is lucky enough to survive, a
brain injury is often permanent and devastating, with lasting effects on the sufferer’s
life. Frequently, ongoing and expensive medical care and treatment is
necessary, and many who have suffered a brain injury are never able to
return to their job.
In another state, a consultant recently filed a lawsuit against a mixed-use
construction site after he suffered a traumatic brain injury. The man
was hired to provide consulting services for the defendant. The plaintiff
claims that the defendant performed demolition or excavation work at the
construction site that was unsafe and hazardous.
While on-site, he fell nine feet into a caved-in pit and, as a result,
suffered a number of serious injuries to his spine, neck and back, as
well as a traumatic brain injury. These injuries caused him to suffer
from cognitive deficits, memory loss and other mental impairments, including
word-finding difficulties. He now also has difficulty hearing and suffers
from aphasia, among other numerous injuries.
The defendant is facing numerous counts of carelessness, negligence, recklessness
and more. This suit alleges that this negligence in maintaining a safe
environment at the construction site makes the defendant directly responsible
for the injuries the man suffered, as well as his mental anguish. For
this, the plaintiff is seeking damages in excess of the jurisdictional
arbitration limit, court costs, punitive damages and other relief as the
court sees fit. In order to ensure you receive the recovery you deserve,
you should speak with an experienced Indiana traumatic brain injury attorney.
Don’t accept an insurance company’s offer without consulting with
While a successful outcome in this case — or in any brain injury case
in the Greater Indianapolis area – cannot return the victim’s former
health and well-being, a successfully litigated lawsuit may at least result
in the award of much-needed monetary damages that can help with the often-exorbitant
ongoing medical costs needed for a victim’s care.
Source: pennrecord.com, “Consultant who received brain injury at construction site sues logistics
firm for negligence,” Nicholas Malfitano, Aug. 9, 2017