Head injuries can range broadly in severity, which means so too can the settlement value you can expect when filing a personal injury claim regarding a traumatic brain injury. It’s impossible to give any kind of estimate for what you can expect out of your case without knowing the unique facts of your case.
With that in mind, here are some of the factors that could influence how much money you can expect to recover if you are able to prove another person or entity liable for your accident.
- Clarity of liability: The clearer a picture you can paint of the defendant’s liability, the more you stand to recover in your brain injury case.
- Defendant conduct: If the defendant’s conduct that led to the accident and resulting injury was particularly egregious, you may be able to recover punitive damages, which will significantly enhance the value of your claim. The other option is to leverage the mere possibility of punitive damages to increase settlement value.
- Your own characteristics: Sometimes the age, likeability, occupation and other characteristics of the plaintiffs can affect the settlement value. This is why it’s important to be professional and cordial at all times in the legal process.
- Number of defendants: If there are multiple people liable for the accident and each has its own insurance company, there could be some complications with determining the percentage of liability for each defendant and the amount of money they pay.
- Aggravating factors: Any other aggravating factors, such as alcohol or drug use, purposeful conduct or seriousness of the injury, could all add to the settlement value.
For more information about factors that could affect your brain injury case value, contact an experienced Bradenton, FL personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez & Walsh.