Approximately 61,000 people in South Carolina have a disability connected to a traumatic brain injury. Many have died. Over half of those injuries are attributed to slip and falls and car accidents. Approximately 28 percent were caused by a fall, and 23 percent were caused by a car accident.
When you or a loved one have suffered a head injury due to someone else's negligence, you are entitled to file a head injury claim. The amount of a final settlement or claim will vary from one person to the next. It will always depend on the costs and losses you incurred as a result of the injury.
Typical Brain Injury Compensation
Each case is different, but the average brain injury compensation for a head injury claim can be significant, and can typically be much more than $100,000.00, but it is not uncommon to see brain injury awards in the millions, which might be the award value before you get paid your final sum.
The average brain injury settlement is calculated according to your damages. The most common damages for brain injury awards include:
- Medical costs, present and future
- Lost wages, including lost wages if you are unable to return to work right away
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium or companionship
- Lifetime care expenses
- Life enjoyment losses
Don't Take Settlement Offers Without a Lawyer
If you have been in an accident or have been injured due to someone else's negligence, it is common for the other party's insurance company to offer to pay for your damages without legal intervention. The at-fault party's insurance company doesn't want a lawyer to get involved with this.
You might. Do not accept any offers to settle your head injury claim without first talking to an attorney. An experienced brain injury attorney can help you to fight for damages and get a higher award.
South Carolina law S.C. Code Ann. section 15-3-530 stipulates that you have three years as the statute of limitations to file a claim.
Contact an Experienced South Carolina Brain Injury Attorney Today
When dealing with the loss of quality of life, and the trauma of a brain injury, you will need an experienced South Carolina brain injury attorney to help you fight for your claim. Our personal injury attorneys have been working with brain injury clients for decades, and we know that you are going through a lot that you shouldn't have to be.
If someone else's negligence caused your injuries, we could help you fight for damages. Contact our South Carolina brain injury attorney team today at (843) 314-4202 for a free review of your case.
Brain Injury FAQ
Can I get compensated for a brain injury accident?
If you have been injured by someone else or someone else's negligence, you can receive compensation and file a head injury claim.
How much money can I get for a brain injury?
The amount of compensation that you can get will depend on what has happened and how much you are suffering. Average brain injury awards can be well over $100,000.00, but we have seen awards in the millions.
Do I need a lawyer to receive brain injury compensation?
If you have a complicated medical and legal claim, a personal injury lawyer can fight for you to deserve the compensation. It is always better to get an experienced brain injury attorney as soon as possible.