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FAQ: How to determine brain injury settlements in Illinois (IL)

Calculating damages for Brain Injury Settlements 

Every traumatic brain injury is unique and settlement depends on a wide variety of factors.  

Insurance companies and attorneys representing look at certain factors when evaluating a head injury case before settlement. These may include:

  • The severity of your brain injury (hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation, disability)
  • Amount of pain and suffering
  • Extent and duration of medical treatment since brain injury 
  • How soon after injury was treatment sought, gaps in treatment 
  • Lost income or time from work; work restrictions,   disability temporary or permanent 
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Facts of the case
  • Witness statements, depositions
  • Past medical history
  • Determination of liability

Which factors correlate with higher settlement offers and jury verdict awards

Past and future lost income and medical expenses, round-the-clock care, multiple surgeries, extensive hospitalization, and rehabilitation typically generate higher settlement offers and jury verdict awards.  This is because past and future medical treatment and lost wages for a brain injury can be very expensive. However, every case is different.

Accident victims suffering damage to the brain could require surgery, caregivers, round clock care for many years or 6-months. As such, depending on the particular facts of your brain injury case, it can be a multi-million dollar case.

Insurance company auto claims adjusters

After an auto accident, adjusters will begin calling you. They will often encourage you or your family to settle on a fixed amount of damages prematurely before the true extent of the trauma injuries is known or understood.

Call (847) 651-7191 for FREE consultation with our Illinois brain injury attorney.  

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