Brain Injury FAQs
How Much Does It Cost To Meet With an Attorney?
Our consultation with an attorney is free. We don’t get paid unless we get money for our clients. We will pay expenses and get a percentage of the recovery at the end consistent with local bar association rules.
What if My Injuries Don’t Show on an X-Ray or Cat Scan?
While an x-ray typically will show a fractured skull, a CAT scan is the standard test to assess the brain right after injury for evidence of trauma, often initial testing does not show any damage. Nonetheless, the patient may suffer from permanent injury. Cognitive testing done by a neurologist and neuropsychologist may reveal decreased memory function, decreased executive skills, or other functional impairments.
At Proner & Proner, we maintain that an accident victim is entitled to financial compensation for all brain injuries, from catastrophic to mild traumatic brain injury, to the extent that the claimant is not at fault for their accident. We can put together a team of trained physicians not only to assess and diagnose all brain injury and subsequent impairment. These talented practitioners can present these injuries for insurance carriers to offer fair settlement or, if needed, to show evidence of the impairment to a jury if the case is to go to trial. We are very experienced in handling the closed head injury cases.
How Much is My Brain Injury Case Worth?
Typically there are several issues going to the value of a case. The first issue is determining fault for the accident. Even though you may be partially at fault for the accident, you still may be entitled to compensation.
A second issue is the extent of initial damage and the permanency of your injuries. The degree of permanency of symptoms that cause suffering, anguish, depression, mood swings, sleep loss, or other impairments, along with any loss of earnings or work capacity will affect the value of the case. Additionally if someone loses the ability to pursue a hobby or skill such as a head injury limiting someone’s ability to play guitar may also affect the value.
Lastly, sometimes recovery is limited by the amount of insurance or assets in which the individual or company that caused the injury have readily available to pay for damage they caused. This financial background of the party we are claiming form and how much insurance they purchased may affect the ultimate value of the claim.