Brain injury cases are often more complex and difficult to prove than other personal injury cases because often, there's so much at stake. Depending on the severity of the injury, the lifetime costs of treating a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is estimated to be between $85,000 and more than $3 million, according to the University of Alabama at Birmingham's Traumatic Brain Injury Model System.
In brain injury cases, the path to victory can seem entirely uphill. Not only must a plaintiff show a direct causal link between his injury and the accident in question, he must also demonstrate the negative effects the injury has on his life and family.
The chances of securing a favorable outcome in a brain injury case are much higher when the plaintiff is represented by an experienced lawyer with a proven track record of successfully handling similar cases.
Proving a Brain Injury Case
Involving complex medical, legal, and insurance issues, brain injury cases can be both expensive and time-consuming for a lawyer and, as a result, require her to have a genuine interest in the case, as well as a willingness to allocate significant time and resources to it.
These resources are often used to obtain testimonies from expert witnesses, such as the plaintiff's:
- Treating physicians
- Vocational rehabilitation experts
- Certified case management nurses, also known as life-care planners
- Other professionals
Should the case go all the way to trial, personal injury lawyers can also use recorded medical statement videos or professionally-narrated “day in the life” mini documentaries to bring the case to life for insurance adjusters during settlement negotiations or to a jury.
Are You Living With a Brain Injury?
If you or someone you love sustained a brain injury as the result of another person's negligent actions, Randy Sevenish of Sevenish Law can help you fight for the financial award you may deserve. Our Indianapolis law firm has nearly three decades of experience assisting clients living with serious brain injuries. Contact us today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your potential brain injury case.