Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are devastating and can cause severe physical and mental damage that can have a lasting impact on your life. If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury (or if you have a loved one who has), it’s essential to understand the long-term costs of treatment and the value of your case. This article will help you determine what type of claim is best for your situation—and how much your lawsuit might be worth.
What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a type of injury that occurs when the head suddenly and violently moves, causing damage to the brain. It can result from many causes, including accidents and physical abuse.
Traumatic brain injuries are classified as mild, moderate, or severe based on the extent of damage they cause: mild TBIs generally involve concussion symptoms such as headaches or dizziness that go away within a few days; moderate injuries may cause unconsciousness for several minutes, but no long-term disability; severe TBIs lead to permanent problems with physical function or mental health issues such as depression.
Why Do I Need a Lawyer?
You should hire a lawyer if you have suffered a TBI that was not your fault. Because firms that handle a lot of TBI cases are experienced in litigation and know how to navigate the legal system they can help you get the best possible outcome for your case, which might include the following:
Receiving compensation for lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering.
Getting an order that stops your employer from future discrimination or harassment based on your brain injury.
Having all expenses related to treatment paid by the defendant (the person responsible for causing your damage).
In addition, lawyers will help with the financial aspects of filing a claim, such as paying doctors’ bills and filing paperwork with insurance companies, so you don’t have to worry about them yourself!
Determining Your Case Value
Compensation for your injuries: This is the money you’ll receive for any physical injuries caused by an accident.
Compensation for your pain and suffering: If you’ve suffered emotional trauma because of your brain injury, you may be eligible for damages related to this mental anguish. These damages can include loss of enjoyment in life and emotional distress caused by accident itself or its aftermath (such as hospitalization).
Compensation for medical bills: If you had to pay any out-of-pocket expenses related to treating your injury(ies), those costs are also eligible under this category of compensation.
Lost wages: If you lost time at work due to being unable to perform specific tasks or otherwise being unable to fulfill responsibilities due to physical limitations following an accident involving another person’s negligence (or if they were driving under the influence), then we can help determine whether this would be considered lost wages based on how much income was lost during that period where no one else could do those jobs either way–and how much extra money would have been paid out per hour/day/week depending upon industry standards & union contracts etcetera.
Other Factors That Affect Your Case Value
Several factors determine the value of your brain injury case. The severity of your injury, the duration of your disability, and the type of treatment you need all play a role in determining how much money you may be owed. Other important factors include:
The age and health of the plaintiff
The amount of medical bills paid to date
The amount of medical bills to be expected in the future, for your whole life that can be attributed to your injuries.
The complete lost wages to date
The amount of future lost wages from your injuries
The permanency of your injuries and the effect that the injures have on your ability to enjoy life.
Find out if you have a claim worth pursuing.
You may have a case worth pursuing if you believe another person’s negligence caused your brain injury. However, even if someone else’s actions resulted in your injury, it is essential to determine whether their actions were indeed negligent.
This determination is best made by an attorney with experience handling personal injury claims and who knows how many similar cases have been awarded for similar injuries. To find out if hiring a lawyer would help increase the value of your claim, contact one today!
Get Advice From An Experienced Personal Injury Lawyer
You do not have to go into this process alone. You need to have the correct representation to ensure that your case is handled correctly and that you get what you deserve. Our office will be there for you every step of the way and constantly communicate about your case.
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to another’s negligence and are interested in having our firm represent you, please call us at (800) 551-9292. Proner & Proner is a law firm representing brain injury victims on a contingency fee basis, meaning we only get paid if we help you recover. We understand the immense costs associated with traumatic brain injuries, so we offer free initial consultations to clients who have been hurt due to someone else’s disregard for safety. At Proner & Proner, we can help you get the medical care and compensation you deserve after suffering a brain injury.