What is My Traumatic Brain Injury Claim Worth?
March 2, 2018
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have a significant effect on the victim and his or her loved ones. The injury’s impacts can be far-reaching and may result in permanent damage that lasts for the rest of the victim’s life.
Although no compensation can completely make up for the losses you experience due to a TBI, working toward fair compensation will help ease the financial burden you feel from medical expenses, lost wages and other costs associated with the injury.
Below, the Phillips Law Group’s Phoenix brain injury attorneys discuss to assess a TBI claim to determine its value. If you believe you have suffered a TBI because of another’s negligence, contact our personal injury attorneys to schedule a free, no obligation consultation.
Types of Compensation for a TBI
Because TBIs often range in severity, each case is unique and will require a different amount of compensation.
When determining the value of your TBI claim, an attorney will likely consider several factors to reach a fair and accurate amount of compensation that you may be entitled. This includes:
- Past and future medical costs
- Costs of a caregiver
- Lost wages
- Loss of ability to earn an income
- Pain and suffering
- Total or partial disability
- How the TBI impacts the victim physically, emotionally, cognitively and behaviorally
- Legal fees
Under certain circumstances, a victim may be awarded punitive damages for his or her personal injury claim. This only occurs in cases where the at-fault party’s behavior was grossly negligent, reckless or malicious.
Punitive damages are rarely awarded and are not intended as compensation for the victim. Instead, punitive damages serve as a monetary punishment imposed on the at-fault party to discourage the same behavior from being repeated in the future.
Accurately Valuing Your Case
Working with an attorney who is experienced helping victims of TBIs can help to ensure your case is properly valued.
A skilled attorney who understands the severity of a TBI will know how the injury will affect a victim’s life. An attorney will then use this information to help ensure the victim and his or her loved ones will be adequately compensated for the pain and suffering he or she has experienced.
Furthermore, an experienced attorney will understand which information and evidence he or she can use to support your TBI claim. This includes:
- Evaluating your medical records to assess the severity of your TBI and how it has changed your life.
- Determining if you will need additional treatment or medical care in the future to sustain a functional life.
- Interviewing your friends, family members and co-workers to determine how your TBI has impacted your life.
- Examining how your TBI has impacted your ability to work and how it may affect your future ability to earn an income.
With this evidence, your attorney will work to assess your claim and reach an accurate estimation of the compensation you may be owed.
Contact the Phillips Law Group for Help with Your TBI Case
To ensure you and your loved ones receive adequate compensation for a TBI injury, you should immediately consult with an attorney to discuss your claim.
The personal injury lawyers of the Phillips Law Group have experience handling TBI claims and will pursue your claim to help you obtain the justice and compensation you need.
Do not hesitate to schedule a free, no obligation consultation to learn which legal options may be available for you to pursue compensation after a TBI. We do not charge our clients upfront legal fees and only require payment if we recover compensation for your claim.
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