A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most serious injuries a person can suffer. The enormous physical and psychological consequences are often accompanied by severe economic losses for the whole family.
When a brain injury is the result of someone else’s negligence, bringing justice to your situation can feel overwhelming. Fortunately, you’re not in this fight alone. An experienced brain injury attorney can help you determine your best options for financial recovery to get the compensation you deserve.
Here are a few other reasons to hire a brain injury attorney.
- Brain Injuries are life-changing events.
A TBI impacts you physically as well as psychologically. It can — temporarily or permanently — keep you from performing simple day-to-day tasks like caring for yourself and spending meaningful time with your loved ones. A person with a TBI may not be able to go to work for a very long time, if ever again. And TBIs can also lead to lifelong disabilities that require constant medical treatment and supervision.
Unfortunately, insurance companies don’t like to pay for all of these changes and losses, even if the injury is the result of someone else’s negligence. A brain injury attorney understands how these companies work and will be able to develop strategies to counter them and help you get your deserved compensation.
- Damages are hard to estimate.
There are a number of different types of damages you can claim for a TBI, including medical expenses right after the accident, long-term medical expenses, property damage, lost income, and pain and suffering.
An attorney can help you figure out which damages you should seek to recover, how much to sue for, and how to prove negligence. For example, “pain and suffering” is a non-economic loss, so the average person will not know how to calculate a value for it. Brain injury attorneys routinely deal with such puzzles and will know exactly how much you deserve.
- Proving negligence is crucial to your case.
In order to receive any compensation for damages, you must be able to prove the other person’s negligence directly caused your injury. For example, if you slip and fall on poorly maintained flooring in a public building, the property owner could be responsible if your fall leads to a TBI. Alternatively, a doctor that fails to uphold the duty of care during a medical procedure may be liable if their actions cause your brain injury.
Plaintiffs need to show a lot of evidence as part of a strong case for negligence. The right attorney will know how to gather evidence, investigate the case, and prove that the other party’s negligence led to your TBI.
Ted Babbitt is an award-winning attorney and a top West Palm Beach, Florida personal injury lawyer. Having served the entire state of Florida and parts of the U.S., he has a proven track record that spans five decades. You can be sure your case is in the best possible hands. Call Ted today at (561) 375-2841 or fill out the online form to schedule a free, confidential consultation to discuss your case and see how he can help you.