A traumatic brain injury can be the most incapacitating injury received in an accident, holding your life hostage long after you have been released from the pain and damage of other healed wounds. Medical, economic, physical, and psychological implications weigh heavily on the family and victim of this type of severe injury. Where do you go to seek restitution? Where should you turn to receive the compensation you deserve for the life-changing effects that result in the inability to continue gainful employment, the loss of normal physical skills, the diminished ability to interact socially and with your family? How do you find the help you need?
It makes sense that if you suffer injury, especially a severe injury such as traumatic brain injury, due to another’s action or negligence, that the person responsible would offer compensation and that the insurance company involved would offer fair and just settlement? The answer to the question, of course, is yes. But it is rare, indeed, that right recompense for the injured party comes easily. If someone is legally responsible for your injuries, resulting from an accident or negligence, the path for attaining recourse most often lies with a personal injury lawsuit. Just as you need to acquire a physician who specializes in traumatic brain injury, so you will need to acquire an attorney with significant expertise in this type of injury claim.
In the lawyer you seek to take up the cause of compensation for your traumatic brain injury claim, you must look for specific qualities. Find one with breadth of experience in conducting cases involving brain and spinal cord injuries—one skilled in exploring an expert medical witness, addressing pertinent issues of catastrophic import, and having the knowledge of what is required to insure the award of just restitution. You want an experienced personal injury attorney—one who is successful in building, negotiating, and if need be, in litigating cases similar to yours. While most personal injury cases are settled short of trial, they don’t settle for full value unless the case is properly developed and prepared. You need a lawyer accomplished in recovering commensurate compensation.
Be cautious of considering seeking damages from an insurance company on your own. A lawyer is rightly positioned to secure the measure of justice rightfully owed to one who suffers deeply due to another’s carelessness or negligence. Having a law firm on your side, and representation dedicated to carrying the legal load for financial recovery, allows you and your family to focus on your physical and emotional well-being with less stress and strain.
When all is said and done, and the attorney fees and court costs are deducted, the amount of restitution brilliantly and skillfully fought and won for you by your attorney is likely to significantly exceed the amount you could have obtained on your own. Traumatic brain injury takes a heavy toll on its victim and the family. You have legal right to adequate compensation for injuries suffered. An attorney qualified by success is best able to ensure that your rights are protected and awarded to you in your time of need.