$755,000 settlement for mild traumatic brain injury
Accident victim receives hard-won compensation for post-concussion syndrome
After almost two years of intense litigation, Steve Caya was able to obtain a $755,000 settlement for a young woman injured in a car crash who experienced post concussion syndrome. The insurance company for the at fault driver fought tooth and nail hiring experts from around the country who claimed the client’s issues were psychological problems unrelated to the crash. Car accident injury lawyer Steve Caya assembled a team of experts who debunked these claims resulting in a secure future for his client.
Can you sue for post-concussion syndrome?
Yes you can, though it may not be easy. As with any personal injury claim you’ll have to prove someone else was at fault (more at fault than you) for the accident. You’ll also have to prove the other person’s negligence directly caused your concussion, and that the concussion caused you harm. (Learn more about the requirements for a personal injury lawsuit in Wisconsin).
How do you prove post-concussion syndrome?
Medical evidence and expert testimony are the main ways to prove post-concussion syndrome. Getting professional medical care as soon as possible after the accident is important. Your medical records will need to show a doctor’s diagnosis of concussion caused by the accident.
You’ll also need medical evidence of post-concussion syndrome stemming from the accident. If the first doctor you see doesn’t agree your symptoms indicate post-concussion syndrome you’ll need to find a doctor who does.
As you can see in the example above, insurers for the at-fault party aren’t likely to take your word for it and offer up the money you need to make a full recovery. Steve Caya works with all necessary specialists on behalf of his clients, to build a winning case and force the insurance company to pay a fair settlement.
Post-concussion syndrome settlement value
The value of a post-concussion syndrome settlement isn’t something you can plug into a calculator and get an exact answer. In fact, the most important factor affecting the size of a post-concussion syndrome settlement is the quality of attorney fighting for your case.
Get compensated for your pain
The recovery from a traumatic brain injury from an accident is a long process: make it financially easier by filing a claim and getting the settlement you need to focus on your recovery. If you're suffering headaches after a car accident (or any other type of pain), or had a concussion in an accident always get it checked out and consult an injury lawyer for your best options.
Don't let someone else's mistake ruin your life or your finances. Schedule a consultation with car accident attorney Steve Caya to get the compensation you deserve, including damages for:
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills (including predicted future expenses)
- Property damage
- Other compensatory damages
Your claim could be worth more than you realize. Working with an attorney will help you factor in not only the losses you’ve already suffered, but predicted future medical costs, diminished capacity to earn, and other damages.
You only have one opportunity to recover just compensation. Don’t throw away your financial future because of an insurance company’s intimidation tactics. If you’ve suffered a concussion and post-concussion syndrome due to negligence, you deserve a fair settlement.
Before filing a lawsuit there's a few things you should know.
Wisconsin operates under a shared fault law, meaning each person is held responsible for a portion of the liability in a car accident. If you weren't fully at fault for the crash, you are eligible to win compensation for your injuries in a settlement or lawsuit should it come to it. Here's a few more things you need to know about making a claim after an accident:
- Yes, your car accident lawsuit is worth it
- How you should file a car accident claim
- How long you have after-the-fact to file
- How long a car accident case takes
- You can file yourself - but consult a lawyer first!
- Auto accident settlement amounts
Steve Caya is an award-winning brain injury accident lawyer with the experience and resources to secure fair settlement amounts for injured victims.
Considering a post-concussion syndrome lawsuit? You don’t have to go it alone.
Post-concussion syndrome symptoms can be vague and varied: headaches, noise sensitivity, dizziness, emotional changes and anxiety are just a few examples. About ten percent of people with a concussion suffer this condition, and symptoms can last up to a year or even longer.
Doctors can have totally different opinions on whether or not a person is suffering from post-concussion syndrome, which is just one of the reasons insurers don’t like to pay these types of claims. They prefer injury claims with a clear-cut diagnosis, treatment and recovery period. Convincing a jury who may not have heard of this condition before can be challenging, especially if multiple medical professionals disagree on the diagnosis.
Just because your injuries aren’t as obvious and well-understood (compared to something like a broken wrist) doesn’t mean you don’t have the right to compensation. It does mean more effort will likely be involved to claim what you’re owed, and the best thing you can do for your claim is discuss it with a qualified attorney.
There’s no obligation, and no legal fees until you receive compensation for your injuries. Take the first step and reach out today.