There is no simple answer to this question, especially with brain injury cases. Every client is unique and a large number of variables need to be considered when determining the monetary value of a claim.
If you are injured as a result of the fault of another person you are entitled to financial compensation for your pain and suffering, past and future income loss, cost of care (both past and future), loss of capacity to perform household maintenance and housekeeping duties, as well as out of pocket expenses.
You may be entitled to receive compensation for increased cost of housing, impairment of pension value, loss of the benefits of an interdependent relationship, and “in trust claims” to help compensate family members who help care for you.
In addition to compensation for your injuries, you are entitled to be reimbursed for some of your legal expenses, including those paid for by your legal team for engineers, medical specialists and other experts. These expenses will be reimbursed by the insurance company in addition to your settlement.
If ICBC says it won’t pay because the collision is your fault or is a low velocity minimal impact (LVI) claim, book a free consultation with our experienced personal injury lawyers immediately. We may be able to offer you a solution.
The bottom line is: If you suffer a serious brain or spinal cord injury, you need to plan for lifelong care, which adds substantial value to your case.