What Are Some Examples Of Financial Recoveries People Have Had With Brain Trauma?

What Are Some Examples Of Financial Recoveries People Have Had With Brain Trauma? Illinois plaintiffs recover sums from a few thousand dollars to a few million dollars every year and you could as well if you file on time with a qualified personal injury attorney.

  1. What Have Other Brain Injury Plaintiffs Recovered?
  2. Brain Injury Recovery Takeaways
  3. How Will My Brain Injury Award Compare To These?
  4. Wondering What Your Brain Injury Claim Might Be Worth?

What Have Other Brain Injury Plaintiffs Recovered?

Here is a breakdown of what brain injury victims have recovered at the national and Illinois levels as well as by various accident categories:

National Burn Injury Awards

  • RECOVERY RANGE
  • $0
  • $1-$50,000
  • $50,000-$100,000
  • $100,000-$200,000
  • $200,000-$500,000
  • $500,000-$1,000,000
  • $1,000,000-$2,000,000
  • $2,000,000-$5,000,000
  • >$5,000,000
  • PERCENTAGE OF PLAINTIFFS
  • 28%
  • 22%
  • 5%
  • 6%
  • 9%
  • 8%
  • 8%
  • 7%
  • 7%

Illinois Burn Injury Awards

  • RECOVERY RANGE
  • $0
  • $1-$50,000
  • $50,000-$100,000
  • $100,000-$200,000
  • $200,000-$500,000
  • $500,000-$1,000,000
  • $1,000,000-$2,000,000
  • $2,000,000-$5,000,000
  • >$5,000,000
  • PERCENTAGE OF PLAINTIFFS
  • 14%
  • 23%
  • 1%
  • 7%
  • 8%
  • 10%
  • 10%
  • 19%
  • 8%

Burn Injury Awards From Cooking Fires

  • RECOVERY RANGE
  • $0
  • $1-$50,000
  • $50,000-$100,000
  • $100,000-$200,000
  • $200,000-$500,000
  • $500,000-$1,000,000
  • $1,000,000-$2,000,000
  • $2,000,000-$5,000,000
  • >$5,000,000
  • PERCENTAGE OF PLAINTIFFS
  • 36%
  • 22%
  • 12%
  • 5%
  • 10%
  • 5%
  • 1%
  • 8%
  • 1%

Burn Injury Awards From Heating Fires

  • RECOVERY RANGE
  • $0
  • $1-$50,000
  • $50,000-$100,000
  • $100,000-$200,000
  • $200,000-$500,000
  • $500,000-$1,000,000
  • $1,000,000-$2,000,000
  • $2,000,000-$5,000,000
  • >$5,000,000
  • PERCENTAGE OF PLAINTIFFS
  • 31%
  • 14%
  • 4%
  • 6%
  • 6%
  • 10%
  • 13%
  • 10%
  • 6%

Burn Injury Awards From Electrical Fires

  • RECOVERY RANGE
  • $0
  • $1-$50,000
  • $50,000-$100,000
  • $100,000-$200,000
  • $200,000-$500,000
  • $500,000-$1,000,000
  • $1,000,000-$2,000,000
  • $2,000,000-$5,000,000
  • >$5,000,000
  • PERCENTAGE OF PLAINTIFFS
  • 27%
  • 11%
  • 3%
  • 6%
  • 9%
  • 8%
  • 12%
  • 13%
  • 11%

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Brain Injury Recovery Takeaways

There are a couple key things to note about the compensation levels of plaintiffs with brain injuries in Illinois and around the country. First, compared to victims of other personal injuries, the average and median of jury awards and settlements for claimants with head wounds is significantly higher. Second, Illinois brain injury victims recover higher awards (those over $1,000,000) at a much more frequent rate than those around the United states-11% more frequent in fact. This helps us understand why Illinois’ median (which over $500,000) and average (which is over $1,000,000) are also higher generally than head wound plaintiffs from other states. Third, and finally, while recoveries for brain injuries from falls versus motor vehicle accidents might look comparable, they do dwarf the amounts from other kinds of head accidents with the exception of medical malpractice.

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How Will My Brain Injury Award Compare To These?

It can be easy to read too much into these numbers. The high averages and outliers beyond $1,000,000 can be appealing to those considering litigation for their brain injury incident. However, you must remember that your award or settlement will be decided solely on the facts of your case and the laws of Illinois. But these facts and figures aren’t completely irrelevant. So how do you compare your case to past ones? 1) Find a case that matches yours on the facts. It’s not enough to find another brain injury case-find one where the other person was in a similar kind of accident. 2) See if your out-of-pocket expenses were similar to theirs. Juries usually factor this into the award directly so you can estimate a pretty comparable amount. 3) Match your intangible injuries to yours. If you were similarly affected in a non-economic way, you can attempt to recover for like damages. These three steps will help you find cases that might predict what you could expect to recover in court. However, they are not determinative and your estimate should be made in consultation with a qualified personal injury lawyer.

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Wondering What Your Brain Injury Claim Might Be Worth?

Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers knows that it can be tempting to look at the facts and figures of past cases to make assumptions about your own. However, what you should do is sit down with an attorney to review the circumstances of your own accident. This will give you a better sense of what your brain injury claim will be worth. Call us today and a member of the Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers can do just that with you. We look forward to hearing from you.

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