By Chris Kramer
If you've suffered a brain injury, you may benefit from the advice of a personal injury lawyer.
A brain injury is frightening and often debilitating. If you've suffered a brain injury as the result of someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for the injury's effects on you today and in the future.
The full extent of a brain injury is often not known immediately. You may even be unaware that some symptoms - like nausea, irritability and depression - may be signs of a brain injury.
If you've sustained injuries in a car wreck, at work, or on someone else's property, the insurance company will likely try to steer you toward settling your claim quickly. The company may actively discourage you from seeking advice from a personal injury lawyer.
Protect your rights and find out what sort of compensation you may be entitled to. Connect with a personal injury attorney today for a free, no-obligation consultation.
Why Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer?
The insurance company may suggest that it's in your best interest to settle the case quickly so that you can get your medical bills paid and "get on with your life." But if you sustained a brain injury, you may not yet know the full extent of your injuries or what medical care and rehabilitation might be require in the future.
It's in the insurance company's best interests to get the case settled before you have that information. If you agree to a settlement you will almost certainly be barred from seeking further compensation from the insurance company if your brain injury causes lasting symptoms or requires additional medical treatment.
A personal injury lawyer has more information about how insurance companies handle these injury claims, and will be interested in protecting your rights and getting the compensation you deserve.
A brain injury may entitle you to compensation for: medical bills, lost wages, lost earning potential, personal property damage and pain and suffering.
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Benefits of a Lawyer in a Brain Injury Case
If you suffered a brain injury, there will be expenses. Brain injuries can affect your entire body - from motor function to internal organs - and the impact can last a lifetime. In addition to the initial medical bills, you may find expenses related to:
- Medical equipment
- Household help
- Special transportation
The unfortunate fact is that someone has to pay those expenses, and our civil justice system was created to ensure that the party who caused your injuries bears those costs. More likely than not, the person or company who caused your injuries has been paying insurance premiums for years in case of an event just like this one. The insurance company has been collecting those premiums and making profits, and in return has promised to cover the expenses if something like your injury should occur.
A personal injury lawyer may be able to negotiate with the insurance company to get a fair settlement for you, one that covers all of your losses and expenses and ensures your family will be taken care of if you are unable to work again. That's what our civil justice system is intended to do. Don't assume the insurance company will honor its responsibilities. If your injury wasn't your fault, you shouldn't feel guilty about wanting to be compensated fairly for your injuries and losses.
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To get in touch with a personal injury lawyer in your area, simply call us toll free at 877-288-7564 or fill out the free case evaluation form on this page, and within minutes we'll connect you with a personal injury lawyer near you.
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The above summary of brain injuries is by no means all-inclusive and is not legal advice. Laws may have changed since our last update. For the latest information on brain injury cases, speak to a personal injury attorney in your area.