I am often asked when I am hired “What is my case worth?” Although I have been representing clients with acquired brain injuries for well over 20 years, there is never a simple or easy answer to this question. Everybody is different and everybody’s case is different. What effects a traumatic brain injury has on an individual and his or her family is clearly different. While there may be many similarities, certainly no two cases are alike. The first thing to determine is what are the economic losses suffered by the person with acquired TBI and his/her family. There is no question, that in any case, economic losses, be they medical expenses or lost income will generate a higher recovery. That is why it is essential in most cases that a vocational economist and life care planner be retained. Related to this, especially when representing a client with an acquired mild traumatic brain injury is whether or not that person is back to work or back to school. Because traumatic brain injury is a silent epidemic, juries have difficulty appreciating the significance of the injury where the person is back to work doing their everyday job or back in school and obtaining the same grades that they received before the trauma. While most of my clients in this situation tell me that although they are back to work or back to school, they have to work much harder and it takes more time to comprehend what used to come easy, these are nonetheless more difficult cases. These claims are also more difficult and harder to understand for many plaintiff’s attorneys who are not familiar and lack the experience in handling these type of personal injury claims. This lack of understanding often causes many clients to seek second opinions from me, as they complain “My lawyer doesn’t understand my problems.”