Do I Need to Hire a Lawyer for my Brain Injury?
If you suffer a traumatic brain injury, you may look the same on the outside, but be forever changed on the inside. Brain injuries can be some of the most serious and complicated injuries, and we've seen firsthand the devastation they cause. That's why we've spent nearly three decades helping accident victims and their families get the money they need to pay medical bills and move on with their lives.
Families may be devastated, left with questions about their loved one, such as:
- How much damage did the brain injury cause?
- What medical treatment will they need? Will they need to go to a rehabilitation facility?
- Will they ever be able to work again?
- Will they fully recover?
- Will they require round-the-clock care for the rest of their life?
- How will we make ends meet?
Brain injury cases can be very tricky. There are many things to consider, and many opportunities for insurance companies to try to get away with paying much less than they should. That's why you need to hire an experienced injury attorney from Edgar Snyder & Associates. We know how the insurance companies work, and we'll fight for you through this difficult time.
If you, or someone you love, suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident, slip-and-fall accident, or another type of accident, Edgar Snyder & Associates has the TBI case experience you'll need to get the money you deserve.
Why Brain Injury Cases Are Complicated
When a person suffers a traumatic brain injury in an accident that wasn't his or her fault, there are many factors that can make the case complicated. From concussions to severe head injuries, diagnosing a TBI is complex and involves a highly specialized team of physicians and medical staff. That means a large number of medical bills from the start.
If the patient's TBI is severe, they will likely have a lengthy stay in the hospital. Specialists and nurses will continue to monitor him or her around the clock, adding even more medical bills. Meanwhile, evidence from the accident – no matter what type of accident it was – disappears quickly. You may not be concerned about anything but the health of your loved one, but losing evidence makes a case harder to prove.
Then, your loved one may move to a rehabilitation center for more TBI treatment and recovery. Rehabilitation can last from weeks to months – and the costs add up quickly. You also will need to think about the effects the traumatic brain injury will have on your loved one's life and family. They may not be able to work the same job they used to work, or maybe they'll never work again. You may need to renovate the house or purchase adaptive equipment so they can live at home. They may need to apply for Social Security disability benefits.
Perhaps one of the hardest parts about TBI cases is that it's hard to predict the amount and type of medical care your loved one will need in the future. Traumatic brain injuries – especially closed head injuries – tend to be "invisible injuries." While specialists are very good at diagnosing and treating TBIs, it's hard to foresee future medical complications.
Some people suffer from dementia after a brain injury. Some people begin to have seizures, while others battle lifelong depression and anxiety due to the injury. Even people who suffer concussions may have ongoing problems more than a year after the injury. Every case is unique.
Don't Trust the Insurance Company to Look Out for You
While you're faced with all of these obstacles, the insurance company that covers the person or business at fault for the accident will try to offer you the lowest settlement possible. It's their job to:
- Delay handling your claim, or rush you to accept a settlement
- Deny that your loved one is injured
- Defend their decisions in lengthy court battles
The insurance company may make you an offer that seems like a lot of money. But, with the amount of medical bills associated with traumatic brain injuries, the offer may not even cover the initial hospital stay. They may argue your loved one isn't as injured as they truly are. Or, they may drag you through lengthy court battles to delay giving you the money you may desperately need.
The bottom line – you need an experienced attorney who knows what fair compensation means for TBI survivors, and who has the resources to prove your case. At Edgar Snyder & Associates, we will fight to get you the maximum amount of money possible for your brain injury.
Get a No Obligation, Free Legal Consultation Today
Edgar Snyder & Associates understands that you are concerned about your loved one's health. We offer a quick, simple, and free legal consultation. It takes just a few minutes, and there's no obligation to use our services.
Call 1-866-943-3427, or fill out your information with the form at the top right of this page for a free legal consultation. If your loved one was injured in an accident and has suffered a serious brain injury, you need to protect your rights now – before it's too late. Our phones answer 24/7. Don't wait.