Missouri Jury Holds Walmart Liable for Traumatic Brain Injury
A jury in Kansas City recently found Walmart liable for a brain injury suffered by a customer who entered one of its stores. The victim entered a Walmart Supercenter in Raytown, Missouri. When he entered, a large commercial overhead door closed down and hit the customer on his head. As a result, he suffered lacerations and a concussion, according to the victim’s complaint. The victim has suffered ongoing symptoms from his traumatic brain injury.
This is the second civil lawsuit to go to trial in Missouri’s Western District Court since the coronavirus pandemic began. Another federal court in Kansas City entered a personal injury verdict against the retail giant earlier this month. The verdict ruled in favor of a victim who was injured while she was trying to separate two shopping carts that were jammed together. The jury awarded her significant damages, despite finding that she was partially at fault for the injury.
What to Do After Suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury
If you have been in an accident that involved a head injury, you must undergo a comprehensive medical examination. There is still so much that researchers do not understand about traumatic brain injuries. In many cases, victims of traumatic brain injuries are not aware of all of their symptoms immediately after the accident. By undergoing a complete medical evaluation with an MRI test, you will be able to document the severity of your brain injury.
Doing so can be incredibly important, especially if you decide to bring a personal injury lawsuit against the defendant. Defendants may not understand the severity of your injury and insurance companies usually attempt to downplay the symptoms and impacts of your traumatic brain injury. Presenting medical evidence that proves your traumatic brain injury and the ongoing symptoms you endure can tremendously help your legal claim.
Damages Available for a Traumatic Brain Injury
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you are likely concerned about your medical bills. Many traumatic brain injuries victims need to take time off of work, which can add stress to an already volatile financial situation. Submitting a personal injury lawsuit can help you recover compensation for all of your financial damages.
Successful plaintiffs are entitled to economic damages, including all of your medical bills and lost wages. You will also be able to collect the cost of future expenses related to your injury. For example, if you will require medical assistance for the rest of your life, or you will need to purchase costly adaptive equipment, you can include that amount in your claim or compensation.
Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you or someone you know has suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident, you will benefit from consulting an experienced lawyer as soon as possible. At Griggs Injury Law, we will evaluate your case and provide you with your best legal options going forward. Contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation.