What Can I Expect for My Brain Injury Settlement?

brain injuryBrain injuries vary widely in severity, and affect victims’ lives in very different ways. People also suffer traumatic brain injuries and other serious head injuries in various different ways — slip and falls, car accidents, assaults, and even because of medical malpractice. The one thing all these people have in common is that they need to recover compensation to help them pay for medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. If you are wondering what you can expect for your brain injury settlement, we can help.

How will a brain injury affect me?

Brain injuries may affect victims physically, impairing their ability to walk, lift, or grip items. Some lose their vision or hearing. These impairments may prevent victims from returning to work, and greatly impact their quality of life. Some people may need ongoing nursing care for the remainder of their lives.

Brain injuries also have cognitive effects that lead to disability. In the most serious cases, victims lose their independence, and cannot be left without supervision. Cognitive and occupational therapy may be necessary for anyone with a cognitive impairment.

Emotional changes may also occur after a brain injury, leading to problems both at work and at home. Personal relationships often suffer. We consider all these impacts when estimating a value for your claim.

How do I know how much my brain injury claim is worth? 

It is impossible to know how much your brain injury claim may be worth without a full evaluation of your case. Adding up your injury-related expenses may seem simple, but there are other losses to consider.

The effects people experience after a brain injury vary, and the severity of these effects and how long they may last play a key role in how much money you can recover. The only way to know how much you can expect in your settlement is to discuss your case with a Lake Charles personal injury attorney.

Our team will work with experts to determine how much your brain injury will cost you physically, financially, and emotionally and ensure your settlement includes what you lost.

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What do I have to prove to get compensation for my brain injury? 

If someone else’s negligence caused your brain injury, you most likely have the right to file for compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. The best way to understand your legal options for compensation is to schedule a time to meet with a personal injury lawyer in Louisiana.

Our lawyers understand the importance of proving the severity of your brain injury, and linking it to the actions of the liable party. We use all the resources and tools available to us to uncover and gather as much evidence as possible about your accident and your current and future health. This allows us to build a strong case for the maximum payout due to you.

Do I need a lawyer to negotiate a brain injury settlement? 

Many people attempt to negotiate brain injury settlements on their own; however, this is rarely a good idea. Brain injuries affect people in ways that are difficult to identify without training or experience.

Our skilled lawyers can protect your rights throughout the settlement negotiation process, and help you get the compensation you need. We fight for you to get the payout you deserve, and can even file a lawsuit if the insurance company refuses to offer you a fair settlement.

If you suffered a brain injury in Lake Charles or elsewhere in Louisiana, Hoffoss Devall is here to help you recover the brain injury settlement you need. Call us today at 337-433-2053 to schedule a free case evaluation.

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