Since October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, it is fitting to discuss the legal options for victims of domestic abuse. It is important for victims of abuse to know where they can turn to for help escaping their abusive home life. If you or someone you know is a victim of domestic violence, call the domestic violence toll-free hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233). It operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.
It is important for victims of domestic abuse to seek refuge from their aggressors if they are still living with or threatened by them. Although victims may feel like they risk retaliation from their aggressors if they contact the police or an outreach program, it is important to seek refuge as soon as possible. Police and domestic violence programs are specially-trained and designed to protect victims at all costs, extracting them from their abusive situations very carefully as to not cause further harm or damage to the victim. Once victims of abuse are extracted or protected from their aggressors, they have cause to acquire legal representation for their injuries.
Brain Injuries Caused By Domestic Abuse
Many doctors have reported seeing a specific type of brain injury in victims of domestic violence called Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). This degenerative neurological condition is caused by repetitive strikes to the head. It is also common in NFL players, as well as, other athletes of high-impact sports. The condition causes a long list of physical implications, which primarily include cognitive decline, memory loss, migraines, and loss of emotional and muscular control. Since these implications can lead to ongoing mental and physical struggles, which drastically reduces a person’s quality of life, victims deserve to sue their aggressors and be awarded compensation to cover their damages and losses.
Domestic Violence Injury Claims
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of domestic abuse, such as Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, it is important to retain professional legal representation so that you can pursue a lawsuit against the aggressor. You may be entitled to compensation for your economic and noneconomic damages and losses, including pain and suffering, hospital bills, medical expenses, prolonged physical therapy, permanent disabilities, reduced quality of life, and loss of companionship, lost wages, and much more. Hire an experienced personal injury attorney who specializes in traumatic brain and head injury lawsuits. They have the skills, resources, and hands-on experience to prepare your case for trial and win you to compensation you deserve.