The amount of recovery a victim receives for severe brain injury usually amounts to seven-digit figures. This may even shoot up to eight digits, as in the case of a man from Florida who suffered permanent brain damages due to a car accident. This huge amount of compensation corresponds to the extremely expensive, not to mention life-altering, treatment a victim who suffered serious brain injury has to undergo.
To arrive at a dollar amount of the damages, economic and non-economic damages are calculated. Economic damages include medical expenses (including future expenses), hospital care, lost earning capacity, and lost wages, among others. As its name implies, this type of damages is loss for which money can be a substitute. Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of consortium, and emotional distress, and the likes. Unlike economic losses, this type of damage can hardly be replaced by any amount of money, if at all.
Other factors such as liability, characteristics of the plaintiff, and mitigating damages, to name a few, may also affect the amount of the brain injury settlement. For example, clearly established liability usually lead to higher settlement amount than a disputed liability.
If you or your loved ones have suffered brain injury because of another person’s negligence, having an experienced brain injury attorney who represents your interest will help in making sure that you receive the fair compensation that you or your loved ones rightly deserve.