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Answered Questions About Filing A Brain Injury Claim


When you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury, the impacts can be devastating. Even a minor amount of trauma to the head has long lasting implications. While you cannot change the injury that has occurred, there are ways to help ease the financial burden that a head injury may cause. Before contacting Mortlock Law Group, you may have some of the following questions.

What Damages Might Qualify For Settlement?

In California, the law allows you to recover both indirect and direct expenses. Direct expenses are items like hospital bills, and indirect expenses are items like lost wages. You can also receive a settlement for damages that may not have a monetary impact on your life, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and the loss of enjoyment of life.

It is essential that you keep documentation for proof of all your damages and losses. This will help you to receive the maximum settlement amount. These documents may include, but are not limited to, medical bills, pay stubs, invoices for services, and tax returns. In addition, you should consider keeping a record of your condition and how it impacts your daily life.

How Long Do I Have To File A Claim?

You usually have two years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury claim or lawsuit. In some cases, injuries are not obvious right away, like with brain damage. Brain damage is known to have symptoms that show up later. In these instances, you have one year from the date the injuries were discovered to file a claim. There could be exceptions to this filing timeframe; it is best to contact a personal injury lawyer quickly after the accident.

Why Should I Contact Mortlock Law Group?

When you file a claim for a personal injury, you are not required by law to have an attorney. It is, however, in your best interest to hire one that is experienced with brain injury lawsuits. At Mortlock Group, we can handle all aspects of your case. In addition, we will advocate for you at every step along the way. This allows you to keep your focus where it should be, on your recovery.

As your attorney, we will investigate all the details of the accident and create a list of evidence to support your claim. This list also creates an evidence trail of liability. We also help determine which recoverable damages and create a fair payout amount. We represent you in correspondence with the other parties. As your lawyers, we negotiate a settlement and prepare your case if it does not seem possible that the case can be settled.

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