A common question that many people ask us during their free consultation is how much money can they receive for a brain injury claim. Because we value the trust placed in us by our clients, we are honest with them when answering this question. We cannot place a value on a brain injury claim during your first visit, and you do not want us to do so.
If an attorney tries to tell you what your claim is worth before the attorney conducts an investigation or you have not received maximum medical improvement, you need a new attorney. We believe you deserve the best legal representation possible. This includes a thorough and complete investigation and evaluation before we attempt to place a value on your pain and suffering.
Factors That Impact the Value of a Brain Injury Claim
The value of an accident claim is based on many factors, including the attorney you choose to handle your claim. As we have already discussed, we value your trust, and we will work diligently to ensure that the value of your brain injury claim takes into consideration all losses, damages, pain, and suffering you experience because of the negligence of another driver.
Four principal factors that impact the value of your brain injury claim are:
- Were You at Fault for the Cause of the Crash?
One of the factors that can impact the value of your motorcycle claim is fault. Under Pennsylvania’s comparative fault statutes, the value of your brain injury claim can be reduced if you are partially at fault for the crash. Because motorcyclists are often unfairly and unjustly blamed for being reckless or negligent, many insurance companies use this negative stereotype and comparative fault to try to lower the value of a claim. Our Erie car accident attorneys fight aggressively to ensure that you are not unfairly blamed for the crash because that can reduce the amount of money you recover for your claim.
- What is the Extent of Your Injuries?
The severity of an injury can impact the amount of money you receive. In most cases, the more severe the injury, the more money the person can receive. Therefore, we work closely with your doctors to obtain evidence of the severity of the brain injury to prove that you are entitled to the maximum compensation allowable by law for your claim.
- How Much Insurance Does the Other Driver Carry?
The minimum bodily insurance required in Pennsylvania for drivers is $15,000 per person and $30,000 per incident. If the driver who caused your crash has minimum insurance, your claim might be limited to $15,000 even though your damages exceed this amount. Our lawyers search for every source of compensation in an accident to increase the chanced you receive full value for your claim. In some cases, more than one party might be liable for your crash. We want to identify each party to hold all parties accountable for your damages.
- What is the Total of Your Financial Damages?
In a motorcycle crash, you can claim 100 percent of financial damages as part of your brain injury claim. Therefore, it is important to keep detailed records of all medical expenses, lost wages, and other out-of-pocket expenses to include in your claim. Our Erie motorcycle accident lawyers work closely with you to document financial losses to include in your claim.
Do You Need an Erie Motorcycle Accident Attorney?
If you are injured in a motorcycle crash, you need an attorney to help you fight for compensation for your injuries. Our lawyers have experience handling brain injury claims and motorcycle accident claims.
Call The Travis Law Firm at (800) 401-2066 to schedule a free legal consultation with one of our Erie brain injury attorneys.