Arcadia Brain Injury Attorneys
Brain injuries are often life-threatening, debilitating, and incredibly painful. As such, many victims require long-term care, a financial burden few American families have the savings to afford. If you suffered a catastrophic injury in an accident caused by someone else, our Arcadia brain injury attorneys can help you hold the at-fault parties financially responsible for their negligence. We’ve helped our clients obtain more than $300 million in settlements and verdicts. We believe that a large part of our success can be attributed to the passion and commitment we bring to every case. Contact us today at 1-800-GO-HARRIS to set up a case review. The initial consultation is free, and you won’t pay a cent in attorney’s fees unless we win your claim.
How Much Is My Brain Injury Claim Worth?
Estimating the value of tangible and intangible losses in a brain injury case can often involve complex formulas and input from experts from across a range of different fields. As such, it’s not possible for our attorneys to approximate the potential value of your claim without first performing an in-depth investigation. When you hire one of our lawyers, we can explain which factors might affect the outcome of your case and the potential value of your damages. These factors may include:
- The Severity of Your Injuries: Brain injuries are among the most serious conditions and often cost a small fortune to treat. Additionally, many victims suffer long-term complications and will require care for years to come. Your claim can include both your past and future medical expenses including diagnostic imaging, lab tests, surgeries, prescription medication, nursing care, physical therapy, and other healthcare interventions.
- The Amount of Time You Were Unable to Work: Many brain injury victims are unable to return to work causing them to miss out on weeks or months of wages. Some may never be able to work again, depriving them of a lifetime of income. Fortunately, the earnings you lost due to your injury may be recoverable as part of your claim.
- The Cost of Property Damage: If any of your personal property was damaged in the accident that led to your brain injury, you may be able to include the cost of replacement or repairs as part of your claim. For instance, if you were hurt in a car accident, you could pursue damages for the expense of replacing your vehicle.
- Whether You Suffered Disability or Disfigurement: If your injuries are particularly severe, your attorney might be able to build a case for non-economic damages such as pain, humiliation, and loss of enjoyment.
- The Value of Other Injury-Related Expenses: Lost income, property repairs, and medical bills are not the only costs you might incur due the accident. For instance, if you had to make modifications to your home to accommodate limitations stemming from your injuries, you may be able to pursue compensation for such expenses.
- How Your Injuries Occurred: If the at-fault party acted with oppression, fraud, or malice, you might be able to pursue punitive damages.
Will My Brain Injury Case Go to Trial?
Suffering a brain injury can upend your life in an instant. Besides the hard work of healing and the emotional energy of processing what happened, most victims are burdened with numerous unexpected expenses such as medical bills, repairs, and other accident-related costs. As such, you are likely eager to recover compensation as soon as soon as possible so you can get your life back on track. Fortunately, most claims never see the inside of a courtroom. At HPIL, our goal is to help you collect a reasonable settlement without going to trial. However, depending on the nature of your case, bringing a lawsuit against the liable parties may be the best decision for you and your loved ones. Here are a few factors that could affect how your case unfolds:
- Nature of Your Condition: Brain injuries are often debilitating, leading to long-term or permanent complications. Victims often have to fork over a small fortune for medical care. If you’re seeking a considerable sum, there’s a chance the insurance company and/or other opposing parties are unwilling to agree to a settlement that accounts for both your past and future medical expenses and non-economic damages. In such scenarios, your lawyer may advise you to file a lawsuit to obtain fair compensation. Accepting an unfair offer might leave you and your family facing overwhelming debt in the future due to your lost earning potential and future medical bills.
- Cause of Your Injuries: If the defendant’s actions were intentional, extremely reckless, or they attempted to cover up signs of their negligence, you may be able to recover punitive damages if you take your case to court.
- Liability Disputes: If there are multiple liable parties, they may dispute how liability is apportioned. In some cases, opposing parties may assert that you are also liable for some of your damages. For instance, if you deviated from your treatment plan, they might argue that your negligence exacerbated your condition leading to additional damages. If these disputes cannot be resolved during negotiations, it may be necessary to proceed to trial.
- Strength of the Available Evidence: If you do not have clear and convincing evidence to prove liability, causation, and damages, the insurance company will have the opportunity to dispute your case and deny your claim. If your attorney believes you have a chance of succeeding during trial, he or she may recommend filing a lawsuit.
Find a Brain Injury Attorney in Arcadia Today
After suffering a brain injury, it may feel like your life has been plunged into chaos. Whether it’s fielding calls from your insurer, attending follow-ups, or adapting to your limitations, you probably have a lot on your plate. At HPIL, we can handle the logistics of your case so that you have the time you need to focus on your recovery. Dial 1-800-GO-HARRIS or tap through to our online contact form to find out how we could assist with your claim. The initial consultation is free.