Below are some frequently asked questions about traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and head injury cases. If you don't find the information you're looking for here, please visit the Traumatic Brain Injury section of our website.
If you, or someone you love, has been injured in an accident and suffered a severe head injury, feel free to get in touch with us about your legal questions. We're available 24/7 by phone — 1-866-943-3427 — or you can fill out an online legal consultation. Our consultations are completely free and there's no obligation to use our services.
Were you or someone you love hurt in a car accident? Did you slip and fall? Do you think another person or business is at fault for your head injury? There are a lot of factors to consider with brain injury cases, and we can help you make responsible decisions to protect your legal rights.
Yes, it is absolutely critical to hire an attorney if you suffered a severe head injury in an accident. Oftentimes people with brain injuries look "normal," and outsiders and insurance companies might be under the impression that they're not injured or not suffering.
In reality, the opposite is true and the injured person's whole life has changed. An attorney with experience handling these cases knows what evidence to gather and present to show what you're going through. We have decades of experience helping people with TBIs, and know how to fight for your rights. Hiring a lawyer is the right thing to do.
When you're injured, you're worried about medical bills, time off work, and caring for your family. You shouldn't' have to think about lawyer fees—especially if you're unsure of how much your case is worth. At Edgar Snyder & Associates, we want you to focus on getting better, so we'll never charge you an upfront fee. If we don't win your case, you won't owe anything.
Don't trust a law firm or insurance company that tells you upfront how much your brain injury case is worth. They can't know that information until future medical needs are addressed. Brain injury claims are complex, and there are a lot factors to consider for each unique case. But there's one thing that never changes — you're likely to receive more compensation if you hire an experienced attorney.
If you, or a family member, were the victim of an accident and suffered a head injury or brain damage, you should contact an attorney right away. In many cases, you "don't remember what you don't remember," meaning you only remember getting in an ambulance or being in the hospital. You have no memory of the accident itself.
The sooner you get in touch with us, the sooner we can get started preserving evidence and reconstructing the accident. This gives us the best chance of getting you the compensation you deserve.
Our job is to step into your shoes. We paint the picture of what you go through on a daily basis – the struggles you face and how your life has changed. That includes visiting you at your home, talking to your family members, and interviewing your doctors.
We rely on medical documentation and diagnostic tests of your head injury. Our attorneys are very experienced in analyzing and understanding medical documents and jargon. Furthermore, our clients' families tell us what their loved one is experiencing and how their injury has impacted their lives.
A traumatic brain injury generally results from some type of impact. They occur when the brain gets pushed against the skull, leading to possible bruising of the brain, tearing of nerve fibers, and bleeding.
"Head injury" is a generic term. It can range from a bruise to a concussion to brain damage.
A concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury that can change the way your brain normally functions. Concussions can range from mild to severe.
Brain damage means destruction or deterioration of the brain cells.
A closed head injury is a form of TBI. When you hit your head, you don't necessarily have an open or penetrating wound. Hence the term "closed" head injury.
They are one of the most common injuries we see, particularly in high impact accidents, like car crashes.
Falls are actually the leading cause of brain injuries and cause half of all TBIs in kids ages 0-14. Car accidents, sports-related accidents, and other types of accidents can also cause head injuries involving the brain.
There are tremendous support systems available for people with brain injuries. Visit our Traumatic Brain Injury Resources page for a list of options.