When we think of brain injury, we think of a catastrophic medical event that too often leaves victims in a vegetative state. As brain injury attorneys know and understand, long-term care can cost thousands, but the emotional toll such injuries take on patients and their families is hard to measure in dollars. Still, when such a tragedy comes about as a result of negligence, monetary compensation is the only means of holding the responsible parties accountable.
According to statistics, a lifetime of care for a mild brain injury may cost over $85,000; a moderate TBI can cost $900,000. Severe brain injury and its long-term medical implications run as high as $3 million—most victims need the maximum allowed.
Types of Brain Injury
There are several types of brain injuries, trauma, and other conditions, including:
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a trauma to the head (head injury)
- Mild head injury and concussion
- Brain aneurysm
- Brain hemorrhage
- Brain tumor
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Diffuse Axonal Injury
- Skull Fracture
Not all of these conditions may be related to someone’s negligence. However, you’d be surprised to learn how often they are: a physician’s misdiagnosis, carbon monoxide poisoning, the negligence of another driver, the product of an overzealous sports coach or organization, and an injury from an aggressive attack by another person.
Brain Injury Settlements – How They are Calculated in Florida?
Last year brain injury settlements ranged from 900,000 to 16,000,000. A rule of thumb is that intangible damages are calculated by multiplying the total amount of the tangible costs by 1.5 to 5 times, depending on the severity of your brain injury and the circumstances of your case.
Many times, intangible damages far exceed the actual cost of a traumatic brain injury. Only a good personal injury attorney can ensure that your pain and suffering, loss of consortium (social life), and mental anguish are accurately factored into your settlement. While each injury has a specific monetary value assigned to it, the full impact of the intangibles must be calculated into the final settlement figure.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Brain injury attorneys file the volumes of paperwork associated with a claim. They are also familiar with and can fight divisive insurance company tactics. It is the job of personal injury lawyers to ensure that all survivors receive the money needed to pay related bills and to continue their quality of life as usual.
Brain injuries and their medical aftermath can be difficult to prove. You need a lawyer well versed not only in the legal complexities of such suits but also one prepared for any counterarguments from attorneys employed by the medical community – the relentless teams of lawyers hired by insurance companies to defend against your claim.
Call Now for a Free Consultation and Case Evaluation
The Injury Assistance Law Firm in Orlando and Winter-Garden, FL is ready to assist you in getting the best settlement, the one you deserve. You or your loved one have fought through a lot. Don’t let some well-paid insurance lawyer or any other factor deny you the compensation you deserve. You are entitled to it. A part of your life has been taken; the person or entity responsible must be held accountable.
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