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What damages can I expect in a brain injury settlement or lawsuit?

With a brain injury case, you can seek compensation for several types of lossEvery case is different. The amount of damages that you are able to recover in a brain injury settlement or lawsuit will depend on numerous factors, including:

  • Your unique injuries. Damages will be based on the specific side effects of your brain injury and how they impact your life.
  • The expenses you’ve incurred as a result of the accident. Your loss of income, medical expenses, and other costs may be recovered.
  • Who was at fault for your accident. If you bear any responsibility for the accident or your injuries, then your recovery may be reduced.
  • How you pursue your recovery. In most cases, people who are represented by experienced attorneys recover more in settlements or lawsuits than those who chose to represent themselves.

While the amount of damages will differ, the types of damages that you might be able to recover in a brain injury lawsuit are similar.

The Types of Damages

The specific types of damages that you may be able to recover in a settlement or lawsuit include your past, current, and future…

  • Medical expenses. This includes everything from surgeries to rehabilitative therapies to medications.
  • Lost income. This may include wages, benefits, or income you are unable to earn from clients or customers.
  • Out-of-pocket costs. Do you need help around the house, caring for yourself, or caring for your family? These and other out-of-pocket expenses may be recovered.
  • Physical pain and emotional suffering. These may be among your most significant damages and may be recoverable in a lawsuit.

Any other specific expenses may also be recoverable. To protect your fair recovery, please start a live chat with us today. We would be pleased to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with you to discuss your rights and possible recovery with you.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham