The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported more than 2.8 million traumatic brain injuries in the United States in 2014. If you or a loved one suffered brain and spinal cord injuries and are considering pursuing compensation, having a personal injury accident attorney on your side could ensure your rights remain protected and you do not settle for less than your case is worth. In addition, having a brain and spinal cord injury attorney can help you greatly reduce the stress and frustration you face during the claims process.
Law firms that regularly handle traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries cases know what to expect, what it takes to prove your case, and the potential pitfalls along the way. A lawyer can navigate the process focusing only on representing your family and recovering compensation on your behalf. You can focus on therapy and rehabilitation while your lawyer takes on your legal case.
Your Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer Will Protect Your Rights
Like many personal injury cases, brain and spinal cord injury cases often include an insurance company that represents the liable party. The representatives from this insurance company will aim to fulfill their obligations while protecting their company’s interests. No matter the injuries you sustained, the insurer will want to pay you what they deem is fair, which is not always the same as what you need or deserve.
An attorney handling your case can manage all communication with the insurance company and others involved in your case. This service will limit your exposure to the insurance company and the possibility of your comments and actions being used against you.
An Attorney Can Pursue a Fair Payout in Your Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Case
The goal of any personal injury case is to recover compensation to cover the victim’s injury-related damages, including expenses, economic losses, and non-economic costs.
An attorney taking on a case with serious, lifelong injuries can gather evidence and call on resources to help put a fair value on the case. This fair value could include:
- Relevant medical records
- Bills, receipts, and estimates
- Information about missed work, lost wages and benefits, and whether the victim can return to work
- Testimony from expert witnesses related to your prognosis and necessary future care
- Economists who can discuss the costs of ongoing and lifelong support
- Any evidence to support the pain and suffering endured
Your attorney will not begin the process of negotiating an out-of-court settlement until she knows a fair settlement value in your case. Without having this information, you might run out of money to pay for your care or struggle financially because of your injuries.
This struggle could also happen if you attempt to determine a fair settlement value of your case on your own and you do not have access to expert witnesses to help you understand the costs of ongoing and future care. These variables are why we recommend letting an attorney review any settlement offer before you sign an agreement following an injury accident.
Your Lawyer Will Represent You Throughout the Personal Injury Claims Process
While most personal injury cases settle out of court and never go to trial, this is not always the case. Sometimes brain and spinal cord injury victims must file a civil lawsuit to fight for the compensation he or she needs and deserves. This action may lead the insurance company and liable party to increase their settlement offer. Alternatively, all parties would have to go to trial.
If you need to file a lawsuit in your case, having a brain and spinal cord injury lawyer on your side already can make this process much easier. Your attorney will represent you to the judge and jury and fight for your interests.
Discuss Your Case With a Brain & Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
A brain and spinal cord injury attorney can help you review the facts of your case and explain your legal options. Let Newsome | Melton help you understand and protect your right to compensation and pursue a payout on your behalf. We may be able to recover the compensation you deserve based on the facts of your case. This compensation includes both economic losses and non-economic damages.
Let Newsome | Melton represent you in your brain and spinal cord claim or legal case today. Call (888) 808-5977 now for your free case review with a member of our team.