The value of traumatic brain injury (TBI) claim depends on several factors. Usually, damage claims for a typical case reaches over $100,000, and claims amounting to millions are fairly common. This is mainly due to the greater physical impact that the victim suffers, as opposed to a simple broken leg, arm or nose. Brain injury patients are more likely to be incapacitated for life, preventing them from working like they used to.
Attorneys specializing in brain injury cases are willing to work on a contingent fee basis, which means that they’ll only get paid if the claim is won. Lawyers working on this basis usually charge advance costs for extra expenses needed to strengthen the injury claim. Typical expenses include fees for independent medical and damage experts, witness interviews and court proceedings.
To better understand how the settled damage claims are broken down, consider this example. If an amount of $100,000 is agreed upon, $33,000 (or about 33 to 40 percent of the amount) is paid to the lawyer, $200 will be for medical record acquisition, $25,000 will be allotted for medical bills, and the remaining $41,800 goes to the client.
Brain injuries might be obvious, but its symptoms are often delayed and not evident until several days or months after the incident. This can be often overlooked, even by doctors. A skilled lawyer is able to work the case out of the rut by presenting enough physical evidence to prove the claim.