How to Sue for a Brain Injury After a Car Accident
After a car accident, you may suffer from a brain injury that impacts your quality of life. You’re not just hurt—your mental processes are impacted, making it tough to recover from your suffering.
Worse, you may not know how to sue for a brain injury after a car accident. You may need the help a lawyer can provide when you’re hurt and suffering because of your brain injury. Reach out to a New York car accident lawyer for help with the following steps.
Identify the At-Fault Party
First, you need to know who’s liable for your suffering. Identifying the at-fault party is often difficult because the liable party isn’t always another driver. In some cases, you may be able to sue the driver who struck you, but often, someone else is financially responsible.
For example, that driver may have been on the clock when the accident happened. In these cases, they may be the responsibility of their employer. In other cases, you may have been injured because of a defective part, which is the manufacturer’s responsibility. If you’re not sure who’s at fault for your brain injury, your lawyer can help.
Know Your Claim’s Worth
When you’re hurt in a serious car accident, you need to know what your brain injury is worth. If you’re not sure, you may accept a low settlement that leaves you paying out of pocket for most of your losses. Because of this, you need to understand the economic and non-economic losses you’ve suffered after the accident.
Your losses, or damages, should cover more than the hospital bills your brain injury caused, or the lost work days. Your compensation should also cover the intangible suffering your brain injury may have caused, like pain or emotional trauma. Your lawyer can calculate the losses you’ve suffered and seek out compensation that covers all these losses.
File Your Lawsuit on Time
When you know who’s at fault for your car accident and that you need compensation for your brain injury, you then need to focus on filing your lawsuit on time. In New York, you only have three years to file a lawsuit.
That’s not much time, especially when you’re hurt and suffering because of the car accident. In these situations, you may need guidance from a lawyer to file your lawsuit for a brain injury before time runs out.
Talk to a Car Accident Lawyer About a Brain Injury Lawsuit
When you’ve suffered a brain injury in an NYC car accident, it can be tough to get compensated. Your brain injury may make the process of suing the at-fault party longer and more difficult. Worse, you may not have the tools you need to file a lawsuit.
The lawyers at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP have the right tools to sue for a brain injury after a car accident. When you’re hurt, we can help you seek compensation to recover from your losses. Start with a free consultation when you call 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or fill out the online contact form below.