Many brain injury survivors want to know what the value of their civil case may be before they commit to legal action. That’s not unreasonable. Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as an average settlement for brain injury cases or any other type of personal injury case. Instead, each brain injury case has its own inherent value.
What does that mean for your fight for compensation? It means that if you want to know what compensation you might receive after a severe loss, you can work with a professional to calculate the value of your losses. Vaughan & Vaughan can connect you with brain injury lawyers in Indiana to initiate this process.
Pursuing Damages After a Brain Injury
No attorney can present you with an average brain injury settlement to refer to when you’re considering a brain injury lawsuit. Instead, the value of your brain injury lawsuit will depend on the nature of your accident. An attorney must assess the circumstances that led to your accident as well as your specific losses to assign your case an estimated value.
Our Indiana brain injury lawyers specifically assess your brain injury accident’s resulting economic and non-economic losses. Your non-economic losses represent changes in your life that result from your injury. These losses – and subsequent damages – can include your emotional distress, pain and suffering, and stress.
These losses do have a dollar value, but your team of attorneys needs to do additional calculations to establish that value. Comparatively, your brain injury accident’s economic losses have a pre-established value. We can refer to your medical bills, the cost of property damage, and any wages lost after your accident to determine the value of these post-accident expenses.
We then find the sum of your brain injury accident’s economic and non-economic losses to estimate the total value of the settlement you can fight for.
Can You File on Behalf of an Injured Party?
Unfortunately, only an injured party’s personal executor can file a brain injury or wrongful death claim on that party’s behalf. In other words, any party not named as the personal executor cannot pursue damages in the wake of a person’s debilitating or fatal brain injury.
That said, parties who’ve lost a loved one to a fatal brain injury may request that the personal executor pursue a wrongful death claim on the deceased’s behalf. Any interested party can speak with Vaughan & Vaughan’s attorneys to learn more about the right to due process and resulting compensation.
Do You Need to Work With a Brain Injury Attorney to Pursue Accident Damages?
You don’t necessarily need to work with a brain injury attorney if you want to secure a fair settlement after an accident. Doing so can make your life easier, though. If you pursue a brain injury lawsuit without help, you may rapidly find yourself getting lost in Indiana’s personal injury statutes.
What’s more, you might not have the tools you need to fight back when a liable party makes you an insufficient settlement offer or refuses to come to the negotiating table with you. Dealing with all of that stress on top of the reality of your injury may naturally leave you out of whack. Before you know it, your case’s statute of limitations may have expired, denying you the right to support.
Working with an attorney doesn’t automatically fix every problem there might be with your case. It does put your case in the hands of a courtroom-tested professional, though. When we can take the reins on your case, you can rest and recuperate without sacrificing your right to legal action.
You can learn more about the services our team offers during a free, no-obligation case consultation with Vaughan & Vaughan.
How Can You Secure Brain Injury Compensation?
There’s no one road to financial compensation after a brain injury accident. Instead, you can use multiple methods to discuss your right to financial support. If you’d like, you can take your case straight to civil court. That streamlined effort will see you undergo:
- Brain injury accident discovery
- Opening statements
- Closing statements
- Deliberation and verdict
You play your most important role during examination and cross-examination. Fortunately, you can count on an Indiana brain injury lawyer to prepare you for these processes.
You don’t have to go straight to court after a brain injury. If you think the liable party may accept responsibility for their negligence, you can negotiate for a fair settlement in private, out-of-court meetings. Your attorney can be present throughout this process to protect your right to fair treatment.
Vaughan & Vaughan Can Represent Your Best Interests
It doesn’t matter whether you’re contending with a life-changing brain injury or a short-term bump on the head. Either way, the party that caused your accident owed you a duty of care. You deserved to see that duty upheld. Now, fortunately, you can fight for your right to personal injury compensation alongside Indiana’s experienced lawyers.
Vaughan & Vaughan can consistently advocate for your right to the most possible compensation after a traumatic brain injury accident. You can turn to our team for help estimating the value of your case. We can then file your claim with a civil judge and initiate the proceedings that can help you pay your bills.
Ready to learn more? Contact us to schedule a free traumatic brain injury case consultation.