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.