There is no meaningful average settlement in a brain injury case. The amount of compensation you’re eligible to recover in a traumatic brain injury settlement depends on the specific details of your case.
When a victim suffers a severe brain injury because of someone else’s careless actions, they are entitled to hold that at-fault party accountable and seek compensation. How much a settlement might be worth will depend greatly on the unique facts of each particular case.
If you suffered a head injury someone else caused, a Long Island brain injury lawyer will seek compensation on your behalf. You’re likely entitled to damages for your pain and suffering and medical expenses.
- Your Attorney Will Calculate a Potential Brain Injury Settlement Value Based on Your Case Facts
- How Lawyers Identify and Document Damages in a Brain Injury Case
- Who Is Liable for Paying Your Brain Injury Settlement?
- How Will a Personal Injury Attorney Help With a Brain Injury Victim’s Case?
- Speak With Our Team About Your Brain Injury Case Today
Your Attorney Will Calculate a Potential Brain Injury Settlement Value Based on Your Case Facts
Each personal injury claim is unique. This is especially true when the victim suffered severe injuries. A brain injury could vary widely in its severity and how it affects the victim’s daily life. Some people recover enough to return to work and live independently, driving and managing their own daily activities such as cooking and self-care.
Others have lasting deficits, meaning they need to take a lesser-paying job or cannot return to the workforce. These people might require additional trips to the doctor throughout their lives to manage their injuries or complications. Some need additional care and support at home. Those with the most severe traumatic brain injuries could require around-the-clock care at home or in a long-term medical facility.
Our personal injury lawyers understand all the ways a brain injury affects the victim and their family. We document the expenses and losses experienced—economic and non-economic—to determine how much the case might be worth.
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How Lawyers Identify and Document Damages in a Brain Injury Case
Before we demand compensation from the at-fault party’s insurance carrier or take the case to trial, we need to have a full understanding of several things:
- Your precise diagnosis
- Your prognosis
- If you require any further treatment
- The timeline for your treatment and recovery
- Whether you will return to your job
- The expenses and losses you have experienced to date
When our personal injury attorneys manage a traumatic brain injury case, we aim to recover the money our client needs to pay for their current and future costs. We want to seek compensation for the accident, holding the at-fault party accountable. We believe victims should not bear the financial weight of an accident they did nothing to cause.
In a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim, we often seek the following types of damages:
- Current and future pain and suffering based on your non-economic losses
- Current and future medical expenses and related care costs
- Income losses for time missed at work
- Reduced earning ability based on lasting injuries
- Miscellaneous expenses with receipts
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Impaired quality of life
To document these economic and non-economic damages, we gather evidence that could include medical bills, receipts for all expenses related to the brain injury, income documents, and more. We also work with expert witnesses to understand the prognosis and future medical care needs. This could include medical experts, vocational rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, and economists.
Who Is Liable for Paying Your Brain Injury Settlement?
Personal injury law firms handle a wide range of accident types. Almost any type of accident or incident could cause a brain injury, ranging from concussions to catastrophic TBIs. When someone else’s carelessness or recklessness causes these injuries, attorneys pursue justice for their clients by filing insurance claims and lawsuits.
Some common types of incidents personal injury attorneys handle include:
- Auto accidents
- Bicycle collisions
- Birth injuries
- Boating accidents
- Construction injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall injuries
- Truck crashes
The way brain injury lawyers develop compelling cases and hold at-fault parties accountable depends on the type of accident and other details. They gather evidence, document damages, identify liable parties, and take the necessary steps to recover compensation based on the victim’s expenses and losses.
How Will a Personal Injury Attorney Help With a Brain Injury Victim’s Case?
When you trust our team of personal injury attorneys with your brain injury case, we fight for the compensation you need and deserve based on the facts of your case. There is no way to know how much that might be until we better understand your lasting effects, the medical treatment you required, and your ongoing care and support needs.
When you choose to hire our team of lawyers to represent your brain injury claim, you count on us to do the following for you:
- Keep you updated on your case throughout the process
- Speak with insurance adjusters on your behalf
- Identify liable parties and show how their actions caused your injuries
- Communicate with all parties for you, including the liable party’s legal representation
- Gather evidence to document what occurred
- Determine a value for your case based on your expenses and losses
- Work tirelessly to win the best possible case outcome for you
Once we develop a compelling case to show what happened, who is responsible, and how much it cost you, we will demand appropriate compensation from the at-fault party’s insurer or file a lawsuit and prepare to take the case to trial. Even when we sue, a settlement is often possible. Most cases never go to trial, but our personal injury attorneys will not hesitate to go to trial if necessary to secure an appropriate payout for you.
We Offer Free Consultations With Our Brain Injury Team
Building your case will take time. According to New York State law, you only have three years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit against the liable party. That’s why it’s important that you get started on your case as soon as possible.
We provide a free opportunity to discuss your case with our team and never charge anything upfront when we accept personal injury cases. Our attorneys work on a contingency-fee basis. You only pay after we recover compensation for you.
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Speak With Our Team About Your Brain Injury Case Today
Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. provides free case reviews for those who suffered brain injuries on Long Island or elsewhere in the New York metropolitan area. Our personal injury attorneys will assess your options based on the information you provide us about your case. Let us seek compensation for you based on your brain injury, treatment, income losses, and other damages.
Call today for a free consultation or use our online contact form to reach our brain injury team.