Traumatic brain injury is actually very common. Some head injuries of this type cause little more than a headache and momentary unconsciousness. Others may lead to lifelong disability or long-term coma, and may eventually lead to death. A traumatic brain injury may occur when the head hits the ground during a fall, or during a car accident. The brain may impact the skull during a crash and cause a TBI, even when no other contact with the head has been made.
Do I Need an Attorney?
Above all, it is important to get care for your injuries as soon as possible if you have lost consciousness or have other signs of a head injury. Getting to your family doctor or the emergency room should be your first priority. Take an ambulance if necessary. Because of the inherent danger of a head injury, it is important to get medical help immediately. Having a CAT scan at a higher level trauma center is the best way to ensure you will be treated quickly and make the best possible recovery from your injury.
Once your health has been stabilized, it is time to consider your legal choices. In many cases, personal injury lawyers will offer a no fee consultation so you can discuss your accident and the attorney can advise you if you have a case. In most cases, someone who suffers a TBI due to negligence on someone else part will need an attorney. The lawyer can teach you what rights you have, and what can be done. He can also guide you through the process of negotiating a settlement, or litigation.
Am I Entitled to Compensation Due to a Brain Injury?
In most cases, when someone is injured due to negligence they are entitled to be compensated for all medical expenses and lost wages. For some, the insurance policy may not fully cover all of the financial implications suffered by someone with a major head injury. Additional compensation may be recovered from the individual who was at fault, if they have assets. If the accident was caused by someone who doesn’t have insurance and has no assets, then compensation may not be possible. But with an attorney well-versed in personal injury law, we will do everything we can to ensure no hidden assets or other possibilities exist.
What Is The Process Involved In Filing a Brain Injury Claim?
Once an attorney has been called, the process of recovering compensation can begin. The attorney begins with a review of your medical records. This may include involving a TBI expert doctor or nurse to help fully understand and explain your injuries. They will also launch an investigation into the accident, and the person who was at fault. The accident may be reconstructed to prove liability, and the law firm will work to discover as much information as possible about the other driver’s insurance policy and assets.
If a loved one has suffered a TBI and can no longer make decisions on their own, you may be able to file for compensation on their behalf. This, however, typically requires an attorney to get the right documentation showing that your family member is unable to make his own decisions.
Why Choose David Boehrer?
The David Boehrer Law Firm offers client-focused legal services for those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries in Henderson, Nevada, and surrounding areas. We are experienced with this type of personal injury case, and have been successful in reaching a settlement through negotiation or litigation for clients with handle mild, moderate, and major traumatic brain injuries. Contact us today at (702) 750-0750 for a free consultation about your case.