How Much Is a Head Injury Claim Worth?

Each head injury claim has a different value. The nature of the injury, severity of symptoms, and extent of injury-related damages will all factor into the value of your claim.

It can be difficult to determine the financial value of a head injury. You can ensure the accurate valuation of your claim by hiring an experienced brain injury lawyer. Your lawyer will both value your damages and fight for the compensation you deserve from insurance companies.

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Why Head Injury Claims Are Often Expensive

Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, can be life-altering ailments. The effects of such injuries may include:
  • Severe pain
  • Changes in one’s mood and personality
  • Sensitivity to sensations that should usually be harmless
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty concentrating

These kinds of symptoms can interfere with every aspect of the victim’s life. You may be unable to work or handle the most routine activities because of your injury.

The cost of treating a head injury can also be significant. Someone with a head injury may need to be hospitalized, undergo surgeries, and require extensive rehabilitation.

Reasons to Hire a Head Injury Claim Attorney

Why should to hire a head injury lawyerA head injury requires you to focus intently on recovery. This is reason alone to consider hiring a personal injury lawyer for any claim or lawsuit you pursue. Some of the reasons why head injury victims hire lawyers include:
  • A law firm’s willingness to pay the upfront cost of your case, which may include hiring experts to contribute to your case
  • A lawyer’s experience dealing with insurance companies and completing lawsuits
  • Your need to rest and recover (rather than dealing with the demands of your case)

Your attorney will ensure no insurance company or liable party pressures you to accept an unfair settlement. Your lawyer will also ensure you do everything you can to create a positive case outcome.

Your Attorney Will Determine the Cost of Your Head Injury

One of your lawyer’s priorities is calculating the cost of your injury. Those with brain injuries, skull fractures, and other head injuries may deserve compensation for:

Pain and Suffering

Because pain, mood changes, and other symptoms are common among head injury victims, your lawyer will be keenly focused on your pain and suffering. This class of damages may include:Damages due to Head Injury
  • Physical pain
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Emotional anguish
  • Psychological distress
  • Lost quality of life

If your injury affects your sleep or any other aspects of your life, your lawyer will assign an accurate value to such damages.

Medical Treatment Costs

Your attorney will keep track of all medical costs related to your head injury. If you need emergency care, hospitalization, or any other medical services because of your injury, your lawyer will demand compensation for these services.

If you need medications, medical equipment, or any other items for your injury, your attorney will include the cost of these items in your case.

Mental Health Treatment Costs

If you receive therapy, take medication, or receive any other treatment for your pain and suffering, your attorney will seek compensation for your mental health services.

Professional Damages

A head injury can interfere with your ability to work and cause:
  • Lost income
  • Diminished earning power
  • Lost opportunities for performance bonuses
  • Inability to earn promotions
  • Other types of professional harm

Your head injury lawyer may consult an expert in your field to testify about your damages and evaluate their cost.

Being  Disabled

The Cost of Being Disabled

Disabling injuries may:
  • Require the addition of ramps and other features to your home
  • Cause substantial pain and suffering
  • Require you to receive in-home care
  • Require extensive rehabilitation
  • Permanently prevent you from earning income
  • Diminish your earning power substantially

Head injury attorneys often represent disabled clients. Your lawyer will know how to reflect the cost of a disability in their settlement demands.

The Loss of a Loved One

In a single year, 190 people in America died each day from brain injuries. If you have lost a loved one because of a fatal head injury, an attorney is ready to pursue justice for you and any other affected victims.

Recoverable damages in a fatal head injury case can include:
  • Funeral and burial expenses
  • Loss of the decedent’s income (and other types of financial support)
  • Your pain and suffering
  • Any grief counseling or other treatments you need to alleviate pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Loss of the decedent’s household contributions

Both injuries and wrongful deaths can have devastating consequences for victims. Your lawyer will work to secure the compensation you deserve, which may help you move forward as soon as possible.

How Your Lawyer Will Seek Fair Compensation for Your Head Injury

Your attorney will be responsible for the smallest details of your case. As they fight for your financial recovery, your lawyer will:Collecting Evidences
  • Obtain the strongest evidence cache possible: Your lawyer will secure any witness accounts, expert testimony, video, photographs, or other evidence that supports your case.
  • Detail and calculate your damages: Your lawyer will secure medical records, employment records, medical bills, and any other documentation of damages from your head injury. Your own account of pain and suffering can also be compelling proof of harm.
  • Negotiate for all the compensation you deserve: Your lawyer will negotiate a settlement with the responsible insurance company. If you file a lawsuit, your lawyer can negotiate with representatives for defendants in your case.
  • Lead any necessary lawsuit and trial: If you are eligible to file a lawsuit and choose to do so, let a lawyer take the lead. They will guide you through every step of the legal process, including any necessary trial.

Your lawyer will protect your interests throughout your claim or lawsuit. They will also provide instructions related to your case, which should remove any doubt from your mind.

Contingency Fees Ensure Anyone Can Hire a Head Injury Attorney

You can hire a personal injury lawyer without paying any upfront fees or costs. Don’t wait to research head injury attorneys in your area and hire your lawyer today. They can advise whether you have a valid case for seeking compensation for your medical bills and other losses.

Attorney Lakota Denton

Attorney Lakota DentonLakota Denton has been practicing in his own firm since 2013, focusing solely on personal injury. He is a member of the American Association of Justice, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, the North Carolina Bar association, the American Bar Association, the National Trial Lawyers, and was awarded Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers, the 2014 Top 40 Lawyers under 40, and the Avvo clients choice award. [ Attorney Bio ]



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