If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you already know the uphill battle you face in recovery. While you go through this unexpected journey, the last thing you should worry about is money. Medical expenses, day-to-day bills, and equipment and supplies you must pay for should not come out of your pocket. Instead, the party responsible for your injuries should pay.
Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers is dedicated to seeking compensation for injured victims across Indiana and the Midwest. If you were left with a TBI after an accident in Marion County, a Lawrence traumatic brain injury lawyer can help. We can set up a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case and answer your questions.
How Much Money Will I Receive for a Traumatic Brain Injury?
One of the things you are probably most interested in is the amount of money you can recover for your injuries. Unfortunately, there is no straightforward answer because each case is different. Your brain injury lawyer will not know the exact amount you can claim until a detailed investigation into your accident has been conducted. However, we can tell you that your compensation will be based on various quantifiable and qualitative factors associated with your injury.
You Can Recover Your Financial Losses
First and foremost, an attorney will gather any important documents that point to actual losses you have experienced. These financial losses are recoverable dollar-for-dollar. You could claim damages for:
- Medical care
- Lost income
- Diminished earning potential
- Physical therapy
- Prescription medication
- Property damage
- Assistive medical devices and equipment
- Other out-of-pocket expenses related to your injury
A clear picture of your financial losses will aid your attorney in determining other numbers associated with your compensation. To piece together your total economic losses, we may request:
- Medical bills
- Financial statements
- Professional estimates
- Work timesheets and schedules
- Pay stubs
- Statements from your employer
- Project estimates or records of payment for the self-employed
Non-Monetary Losses Can Increase Your Payout for Damages
Our legal team will also examine the severity of your injuries and the impact your TBI has had on your quality of life to determine your non-monetary damages. Generally speaking, these types of losses can increase the value of your case because they are based on subjective factors. Non-monetary damages may encompass a variety of injuries and losses, including but not limited to:
- Chronic pain
- Psychological disorders
- Nerve damage
- Inhibited mental or physical functionality
- Reduced quality of life
- Reduced enjoyment of activities
- Loss of consortium or companionship
- Loss of services
- Fear, depression, or anxiety
In evaluating how these injuries may have impacted your life, your attorney may request or gather documentation, such as:
- Witness statements
- Expert testimony in medical and mental health
- Daily routine or schedules
- Diary or journal entries
- Medical records
Your TBI lawyer will work to recover the maximum compensation you are allowed. We will pressure the at-fault party or their insurance company.
For a free legal consultation with a traumatic brain injury lawyer serving Lawrence, call 800-333-9999
Serving Brain Injury Victims in Indiana and Around the Country
Our law firm has been serving Indiana and the Midwest for multiple decades. We have successfully advocated for thousands of clients who may have been left struggling physically and financially due to someone else’s negligence. When you choose us, you are choosing vigorous legal representation from a firm that has recovered case victories and settlements totaling over $2 billion in compensation for clients in Lawrence, Indiana, and the midwestern United States.
We are proud of the achievements, resources, and legal talent our firm has amassed over the years. We can better serve clients because we have:
- An in-house litigation team prepared to assist you the moment we accept your case
- Over 25 years of providing legal service to injury victims, including those suffering from traumatic brain injuries
- 400 years of combined legal experience between the members of our legal team
- Lawyers licensed to practice personal injury law in Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio, Texas, Nevada, and Illinois
- A bilingual legal team providing services in both English and Spanish
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Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries in the United States
A person may experience a traumatic brain injury if they have suffered a blow to the head that damages the brain. This may be through a violent impact that rattles their brain, causing it to bounce around the skull, or through objects that penetrate the brain after impaling the skull. A TBI can range from mild (concussive) to severe, potentially causing loss of consciousness for more than 24 hours. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that more than 223,000 people are hospitalized each year with some form of brain injury. The most common causes of these catastrophic injuries are:
- Falls – Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries amongst people aged 65 and up.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents – The number one cause of brain injuries in young people is a car accident. Bike, motorcycle, truck, and pedestrian accidents can also result in brain injuries.
- Violence – A brain injury can be caused by violence, such as being struck with an object.
- Sports Injuries – High impact sports and extreme sports players are at risk for traumatic brain injuries.
- Combat Injuries – Active-duty military service members can suffer a TBI due to an explosive blast.
Your Time to File a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit in Indiana is Limited
Indiana only allows two years to file a personal injury lawsuit in court, per IC § 34-11-2-4. The clock starts running on the date of your TBI or the date it was discovered. If you believe the carelessness of another caused your accident in Lawrence, it is prudent to speak with a TBI attorney right away to get your case started.
Filing an insurance claim is typically the first course of action to secure your compensation. Still, the unforeseen could derail your claim, ultimately eating away at your time to file a lawsuit. In addition, if you miss the statute of limitations in Indiana, you may lose your right to compensation.
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Let a Lawrence Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney Advocate for Your Compensation
A Lawrence traumatic brain injury lawyer can advocate for you if you have suffered from a life-altering TBI due to someone else. Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers is dedicated to helping injury victims recover compensation and their lives. Contact our office today for a free case review.