When you got into an auto collision, one of the first things that was notable was that you had suffered a serious brain injury. It took weeks for you to become stable, and even now, you have trouble with your speech and other motor skills. While you’ve retained knowledge, memories and certain functions, you do have a long road ahead of you.
One of the things you may want to do is to look into making a personal injury claim. This kind of claim allows you to seek fair compensation for what you’ve been through, so you can cover the cost of your medical care, replace lost wages and more.
Wondering how much your claim is worth is reasonable. The simple answer is that it’s hard to come up with a number without looking at all the details of your case.
Brain injuries vary significantly, and that impacts your case’s value
No two brain injuries are the same, which is why the value of cases will vary based on the extent of your injuries. Severe injuries, also called acute injuries, may be permanent or require intensive care. This is likely to make the claim worth more, since you require more compensation to cover your medical needs.
On the other hand, those with mild or moderate injuries may not need as much coverage. Those with mild injuries, in particular, may have lower-value cases, since they may still be able to work or may be able to return to their normal daily lives sooner.
Personal injury claims are about more than covering hospital bills
Your personal injury claim will include more than just coverage for hospital care. You may want to ask for compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of earning capacity
- Updates to your home to make it handicap accessible
These and other kinds of compensation may be available to you after suffering a brain injury. It’s important for you to go over your options and to make your claim as soon as you can. There is only a limited amount of time to start your claim against the at-fault party.