When a person’s negligence results in someone else being injured, they become legally responsible for financially compensating the injured person. When it comes to head injuries, it can be especially critical to hold the liable party responsible. Brain injuries can lead to a significant reduction in the quality of life for the victim. Victims often need life-long care but are unable to work to pay for that care. This is why for many, it’s imperative that they receive the compensation they are entitled to from the liable party.
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, our goal is the same as yours. We want to help you recover the compensation you deserve and hold the liable party accountable. Our personal injury lawyers have handled numerous brain injury cases and helped our clients secure favorable outcomes. We know there are immediate concerns, such as paying your bills, and we are here to help you figure it all out.
Understanding an Average Settlement in a Brain Injury Case
The amount a victim can receive in a settlement for a brain injury ultimately depends on the severity of their injuries and the impact the brain injury has on their quality of life. Some victims must go through extensive rehabilitation and may be unable to ever return to work or return to the quality of life they once had—in these cases; they are likely to receive a larger-than-average settlement. Other victims may only require a few weeks or months of rehabilitation before being able to return not just to work but regain the quality of life they had prior to the accident, in which case they will receive a lower settlement amount.
The calculation of a claim’s value comes down to the specifics of a case. Some things that are looked at when determining a claim’s value include:
- The amount of medical care required
- The length of that medical care
- Whether the victim can return to work, partial work, or is unable to work at all
- The pain and discomfort the victim is experiencing
- The mental suffering and loss of enjoyment due to the injury
It’s difficult to give one answer to the average value of a brain injury case because each case is unique, and those unique elements are the determining factors. What’s important is understanding the estimated value of your claim, and the best way to do that is by working with an experienced brain injury lawyer. An attorney knows how to look at the facts of a case and calculate the amount their client deserves and then aggressively pursue that compensation even if it means going to trial.
Should You Pay Attention to the Average Settlements for a Brain Injury?
It’s common for clients to ask about the average settlement for brain injury. However, rather than focusing on the average in brain injury cases, it’s important to focus on the unique aspects of your case. As mentioned above, the determining factors are the specifics of your brain injury case. Although looking at average amounts may be helpful, what’s even more helpful is carefully examining each aspect of your case, from the medical care required to the impact the injury has had on your personal relationships.
The fact that one person received a certain amount in their case doesn’t necessarily mean your case will settle for the same amount. Even if many of the circumstances of their case are similar to yours. It’s the slight differences, the intricate details of your case, which may lead to widely varying settlement amounts.
Contact an Experienced Brain Injury Lawyer at the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe
The recovery process from a brain injury can be incredibly challenging. The treatments can go on for several months or years, if not for the rest of your life. Determining the exact depth of a brain injury and its impact on your quality of life can be challenging, but it’s critical to determining the value of your claim. Going through the personal injury process while trying to recover from your injury can be incredibly frustrating, but you don’t need to do it alone.
At the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, we remove the confusion and frustration from the process and give you the compassionate representation you deserve. We will go the extra mile to help ensure you secure the best possible outcome for your case. Schedule a consultation today by completing our contact form or calling 516-358-6900.
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