Value of a Brain Injury Case
It is estimated that 1.4 million Americans suffer from brain injuries, usually due to physical trauma of the head. The injury can range from a minor concussion to permanent brain damage, resulting in disability and sometimes death. If you or a family member has been suffered a brain injury, speak to a skilled New York City Brain Injury Lawyer from Stephen Bilkis and Associates. Will work diligently to ensure your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you need to recover.
If you have experienced a brain injury, you need answers. This type of injury is extremely stressful on you as well as your family. You may be unable to work, all the while you are watching the medical bills mount. Contact a brain injury lawyer at our New York City office for guidance. We will help sort through the details of your case, and develop a plan moving forward.
The attorneys at Stephen Bilkis and Associates has decades of experiencing handling personal injury cases. Our success is evident in the results we get for our clients. The last 200 cases we have successfully settled or concluded in court have all been well over 1 million dollars ($1,000,000).
A brain injury is often caused by a serious impact to the head, and can affect one or several parts of the brain. Other brain injuries can be caused by lack of oxygen, stroke, aneurysm, or drugs.
Symptoms of a brain injury can include:
- Memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating
- Vision difficulties
- Mood swings
- Balance problems
The value of a brain injury case can be worth a great deal of money due to the severity of the injury. Brain injuries affect all areas of a victim's life. A victim may experience a reduced earning capacity (if they are able to work at all), rehabilitation expenses, loss of society and consortium and a loss of quality of life. These are all significant losses and deserve to be compensated. Speak with one of our New York City brain injury lawyers for more information.Loss of Income/Earning Capacity
Often brain injury victims experience memory loss, and loss of cognitive function and/or motor skills. If you are unable to return to your job, you can be compensated for this loss of income.Pain and Suffering
There is no doubt that your injury has caused significant pain and suffering, emotional as well as physical. Your pain is unique to you. The law recognizes this, and your lawyer will use a mathematical formula to arrive at a fair dollar amount.Medical Costs
A brain injury can be extremely expensive. You could incur hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills. Depending on the severity of your injury, you could also incur medical expenses in the future. You are entitled to be compensated for these expenses.Insurance Considerations
Insurance plays a very important role in a lawsuit. The limits of a policy have a very significant impact on your case. If for instance the policy limit is $500,000, it will be difficult to receive a higher award. It is possible however, to find other avenues of compensation.
Cases all have their unique characteristics. The circumstances surrounding an injury accident will effect on its value. Here are some examples of recent verdicts in the New York area:
Bronx County, New York - $5,700,000 Verdict Plaintiff slips and falls in a business with a slippery floor.
Kings County, New York - $2,225,000 Verdict Negligent motorist drives up on sidewalk and hits pedestrian.
Schenectady County, New York - $6,800,000 Verdict Fall at work causing traumatic brain injury.
If you are wondering about the value of your brain injury case, it is important to speak to a brain injury lawyer from our New York City office to ensure that your rights are protected. Call the attorneys at Stephen Bilkis and Associates for guidance and a free consultation. They have offices to serve you throughout the New York area, including locations in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County and Westchester County. Call them today for a free consultation at 800.696.9529.