Victims of accidents that result in brain damage may never have the same life they once lived, and victims’ families often end up with much different lives as well. No one should have to endure these changes in their lives without proper help and support. If you or your loved one is a brain damage victim, compensation may be owed.
A Jersey City lawyer from Morelli Law Firm can protect your legal rights and help you navigate the complex process of filing your claim or lawsuit. You can expect your lawyer to do everything they can to win the compensation you and your family deserve.
How Much Your Brain Damage Claim May Be Worth
In order to determine the base value of your claim, your lawyer will start by collecting information about your brain injury and quantifying the damages you have already incurred. This process often includes gathering hospital bills, care receipts, earnings documents, and other sources of useful information. The process may also include speaking with medical experts, like your doctor.
To add to the value of your claim, your lawyer will also calculate the expected costs involved in future care you may need. These costs may include medical treatment, hiring long-term caregivers, therapy, rehabilitation, or assistive equipment (such as ramps or wheelchairs). In addition to all this, your lawyer will consider any lost earning potential, your pain and suffering, and other economic and non-economic damages.
If you sustained any permanent disability, your lawyer will also use case law as precedent to give your disability a monetary value. This amount will be included in the total value of your claim.
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How Your Lawyer Will Proceed With Your Brain Damage Claim
Once a lawyer from our firm has calculated your total claim value, they can file an insurance claim with the other party’s insurance company. Your lawyer will then negotiate directly with the insurer on your behalf. If the insurer denies the claim or refuses to compensate you appropriately, we can take your claim to court.
Seeking compensation for your brain injury is our primary responsibility, but there are many other related responsibilities that we can take off your hands. For example, you do not have to collect documents by yourself – we can manage that process for you. We can also review the documents for you and collect other evidence to help support your claim. A lawyer from our firm can also take phone calls and handle all other correspondence, so you can focus on yourself and your family.
How Your Lawyer Will Establish the Other Party’s Liability
In order to establish the other party’s liability, a lawyer from our firm must establish the party’s negligence first. There are four legal elements of negligence:
- Duty of care – The other party must have owed you the responsibility of not putting you at risk of harm
- Breach of duty – The other party must have failed to uphold this duty of care
- Causation – The breach of duty must have caused the accident that caused your injury
- Damage – You must have incurred actual losses due to the injury
Establishing negligence requires strong evidence. Our firm may call on doctors, neurological experts, accident scene reconstructionists, and other professionals to provide supporting testimonies.
We Can Likely Help Regardless of the Cause of Your Brain Injury
If someone else’s negligence caused your brain damage, an attorney from our firm can likely help you regardless of what caused your injury. We are here to protect your legal right to pursue the compensation you deserve.
Our personal injury lawyers work with people like you regularly. Some of the more common incidents we handle include:
- Motor vehicle crashes, including car, motorcycle, and truck crashes
- Slip and fall incidents, such as a slip and fall that happens on a neighbor’s or business owner’s property
- Medical malpractice incidents, such as surgical errors or misdiagnosis
- Assault incidents, such as physical assault
If your incident is different than the ones listed above, contact our firm to discuss your case.
We Can Likely Help Regardless of the Type of Injury
You may be able to receive compensation for a concussion, even though this type of brain injury tends to be less severe than other brain injuries. Unfortunately, concussions can still be quite costly. You may also be able to receive compensation for a skull fracture since it can result in significant brain damage.
If you or someone you love suffered a diffuse axonal injury – one of the most severe kinds of brain injury – then you are even more likely to be deserving of compensation. If your loved one died due to this kind of injury, you and your family may be owed damages.
Our firm can help in any of these cases or with other types of injuries that are not listed here. Connect with us today to learn more.
Deadlines for Filing a Brain Damage Lawsuit in Jersey City, NJ
Perhaps you are already considering filing a lawsuit against another party. If you want to file a personal injury lawsuit, you have only two years to file after the incident, per NJ Rev Stat § 2A:14-2. If you want to file a wrongful death lawsuit, you also only have two years to file after the incident, per NJ Rev Stat § 2A:31-3.
By consulting with a lawyer from our firm right away, you can help ensure that we have enough time to meet any deadlines that apply in your case. Your lawyer will also be able to start collecting evidence immediately before it can expire. For example, after time passes, an eyewitness of your incident may dispose of cell phone footage or security camera footage may be erased.
Contact Our Firm for a Jersey City Brain Damage Lawyer
We are here to help brain damage victims and their families recover the compensation they deserve. Reach out to the Morelli Law Firm today to get started.
When you connect with us for the first time, we will tell you more about our firm and the services we can provide for you. We will also invite you in for a free case evaluation with a team member. We look forward to getting to know you and discussing the details of your case. Call us today at (212) 751-9800.