Coma is a prolonged state of unconsciousness that may be caused by traumatic head injury, a car accident, a construction site accident, slip and fall, assault, etc. While most comas do not last longer than a few weeks, a coma can become a persistent vegetative state. This can leave the family with a difficult decision about their loved one's future care.
Our civil justice system is designed to compensate the victims of serious personal injury when that injury is caused by the negligence of another party. You may be entitled to seek compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Other damages
Few events are more traumatic for a family that to learn that a loved one is in a coma following an accident. While your focus now is rightly on your family and your loved one, this may also a time when you need legal advice. If your loved one's injury was caused by another person's negligence, it's important to take steps now to protect your rights. When negligent or intentional acts cause head trauma that is severe enough to induce a coma, a head injury lawsuit should be considered.
At the Lassen Law Firm, our attorneys represent family members of coma victims in all Pennsylvania. Our lawyers will take the steps needed to collect and preserve evidence of liability and to document your damages. We handle all personal injury and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no fees unless we are successful in obtaining compensation for you.