New Jersey Brain Injury Lawyer
If you have been injured in an accident that caused you to have a brain injury, it would be to your benefit to seek help from a New Jersey brain injury attorney. Given the severity of brain injuries, it is crucial that you seek the medical treatment you need as well as legal treatment. Many people do not realize what types of compensation are available to them and you may accept an offer that is much lower than what you deserve if someone else’s actions caused you to get a brain injury. When you are ready to work with a seasoned team of attorneys for your brain injury case, give our office a call.
How do the different parties determine the worth of my case?
Each party will likely have slightly different ways of determining the value of your case. For example, while an insurance agent may value your claim to be worth a certain amount, say $100,000, they may try to get away with paying you only half of that, $50,000. They will assume you do not know how to determine your case’s worth and they will try to get you to agree to a settlement before working with an attorney. This is why it is crucial you work with a New Jersey brain injury attorney as soon as possible for your claim. They can use evidence surrounding your case to find compensation based on your damages.
- Pain and Suffering. It is possible to receive “pain and suffering” damages if you have gone through tremendous mental anguish, physical pain from the accident, and emotional trauma. Though hard to place an exact dollar amount on how you have suffered, it is possible this will drive up your settlement offer significantly.
- Loss of income. Brain injuries are notorious for making it hard for people to return to their normal lives. If you are unable to return to your job following a brain injury or cannot work at all, your attorney can calculate what you would have earned, your lost earnings, and your reduced earning capacity as part of your compensation package.
- Medical expenses. Some brain injury cases are minor and you may only have a few doctor’s visits or short rehabilitation stays. On the other hand, if you are suffering from a more severe form of brain injury, you may need surgeries, long stays in rehabilitation centers, medication, and in-home care. This can all be calculated and used when arguing for fair compensation.
- Punitive damages. Although this does not happen often, if the defendant acted especially egregiously when they caused your brain injury, a jury may determine that they should pay punitive damages. This is done specifically as an act of punishment.
Fighting for fair compensation after an accident is difficult. Trying to fight for this compensation after you have suffered from a brain injury can feel impossible. You should not do this alone. To get in contact with a New Jersey brain injury attorney you can trust, reach out to the team at the Law Offices of David A. DiBrigida.