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A brain injury lawyer deals with situations almost as complex as that of a neurosurgeon. And, if you are one of the 1.4 million people a year in this country who have suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of a third party – you need a TBI lawyer who really knows their stuff.
Brain injury severity can vary greatly from mild concussions to comas, to severe loss of cognitive functions and possibly death. They can be lifelong or, temporary. But, whatever level of severity they are you absolutely must partner with a brain injury lawyer who understands the landscape of brain injuries, not just from a legal standpoint but also from a medical one. How the injury occurred and who is responsible for it may not always be as cut and dried as one may think. From the very moment a brain injury occurs there are a lot of hands that come on deck – first responders, Emergency department doctors, nurses and technicians, and of course the brain surgeons themselves and neuro consulting docs for follow up. In addition, there are the rehabilitation facilities after release from the hospital. The functions of these chains are complex and you need to be protected along the way should something go awry after the initial injury.
Your brain injury attorney’s job is a tough one, but one they take on well equipped and ready to fight. The first task is to ascertain who is really liable for your injury. This could be one party, or multiple parties depending on the nature of the negligence and the accident causing the brain injury. Once the responsible party has been identified then your attorney works with a whole crew of people to figure out exactly what you will need in order to make your life as whole as it can be following your injury and recovery. This includes working with specialists like economists, vocation experts and life care professionals – all who will add in their findings as to what the victim will require for care, which can sometimes be for the rest of one’s life.
Once the situation has been quantified and your attorney has an idea what your recompense should be – then the negotiations start. Rest assured, your brain injury lawyer knows what kind of tricks the insurance companies of the negligent parties will try. The job of insurance companies is to secure profits for their stakeholders and they will stop at nothing to try and short change you. But, keep in mind, you did not ask to be injured – this is not your fault, and you should let your attorney fight as hard as possible to get what you deserve. And, they will.
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