No one ever expects to need a personal injury attorney until disaster strikes. Head injuries (or brain injuries) can be devastating, not only to the victim but to the victim’s family and friends as well. Coping with the effects of a brain injury can be difficult enough, but trying to get compensation from the person who caused it adds another layer of complications.
Despite what the insurance adjuster may tell you, it helps to have a qualified and experienced lawyer assisting you.
There are a number of lawyers in the Los Angeles metro area who, like the attorneys at our law firm, have experience handling traumatic head injury cases. However, many families still try to pursue the cases on their own. This is because they believe the myths that the insurance companies spread.
Don’t believe it. A personal injury lawyer will only take your case if he believes he can help you get a better result either through settlement with the insurance company or by taking your case to trial. No reputable attorney will take on your case if he believes that the amount offered by the insurance company is the most you will get. For that reason, it almost always pays to at least contact a few lawyers if you believe you have a personal injury claim – particularly for cases involving head injuries.
As you search for a personal injury attorney to assist you with your head injury claim, be sure not to fall for any of the following misconceptions.
- You Can Use Any Personal Injury Attorney. Personal injury attorneys may appear the same on the surface, but there are differences when you dig deeper. Injuries vary as does the nature of the negligence or recklessness that caused them. If you want to improve your chances of success, it makes sense to use a personal injury attorney with experience handling cases similar to yours. For that reason, if you suffered a head injury, you should search for a personal injury attorney with experience handling head injury claims. An experienced brain injury lawyer will work with experts to help establish the full nature and extent of your injury. He will know which experts will be able to establish the full value of your claim and will have the ability to present that information to the insurance company in a compelling way.
- Your Slip and Fall Accident Won’t Cause a Head Injury. Many people think that a simple fall can’t cause much damage. However, a fall that causes you to hit your head can easily result in a concussion or worse. Many people injured in slip and fall incidents have been diagnosed with traumatic brain injuries. It is important to seek the attention of a doctor immediately after your accident. Ensure that your doctor examines you for any signs of a traumatic brain injury including a mild traumatic brain injury.
- The Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries Start Showing Immediately After an Accident. Many people assume that the symptoms of traumatic brain injuries start showing immediately after an accident. However, different people are affected by these injuries in different ways. In many cases, victims won’t show any symptoms until several days later. It is therefore important to seek medical attention as soon as possible and to follow up with your doctor if you experience pain or other issues in the days following the accident.
If you’ve been involved in an accident and believe you may have suffered a head injury, please call us to schedule your confidential consultation. We will evaluate your claim at no charge and if we represent you, we will do so on a contingent fee basis so you only pay us if we recover money for you.