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Do I Need a Lawyer After Suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury?

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Posted By Legal Team | February 6 2024 | Personal Injury

Traumatic brain injuries can lead to significant medical expenses and, in some cases, long-term disabilities. Individuals who sustain brain injuries caused by the negligent actions of another party are often able to recover compensation, but these types of insurance claims or personal injury lawsuits are complex. A traumatic brain injury lawyer can help you through every aspect of the claims process.

Brain Injury Claims Are Complex

Most brain injury claims become incredibly complex. Unfortunately, the effects of a traumatic brain injury can last for quite some time and may even be permanent for a victim. Because of the long-term nature and severity of many brain injury claims, there may need to be extended investigations into the incident as well as consultations with trusted medical professionals.

It is not uncommon for insurance carriers or at-fault parties to push back against having to pay out large compensation amounts, particularly the amounts needed to ensure the quality of life the brain injury victim deserves.

The Role of a Brain Injury Lawyer

The role of a brain injury lawyer in Florida is multifaceted. We encourage working with an attorney as soon as you know you or a loved one has a potential brain injury caused by the actions of another party. The sooner an attorney gets involved, the more likely they will be able to ensure the integrity of the claim from the beginning through to the end.

Some of the tasks of a brain injury lawyer include:

  • Helping you understand the best options moving forward for securing compensation
  • Handling any investigation needed to uncover evidence for approving liability
  • Enlisting assistance from trusted accident reconstruction experts if needed
  • Working with trusted medical experts to determine the extent of treatment needed
  • Handling all negotiations with insurance carriers or legal teams to recover fair compensation for their client
  • Fully preparing the case for a trial by jury if necessary

Your lawyer can bring you peace of mind. Whether you have experienced a brain injury or you are helping a loved one through this process, your focus should be on recovering from the injury and getting back to living a normal day-to-day life. An attorney will focus on moving the claim forward so you can focus on living your life.

How Much Does a Brain Injury Lawyer Cost?

Looking for an attorney to handle your case can be intimidating. Most people do not have to deal with the legal field often, but finding the right lawyer is crucial. Brain injury victims may worry about how they can afford an attorney. At Salter, Healy, Rivera & Heptner, our St. Petersburg brain injury lawyers handle brain injury claims on a contingency fee basis. This means that the injury victim will pay absolutely no out-of-pocket or upfront costs related to the case. They will not even have to pay legal fees until after we successfully recover the compensation they need. In the event we do not win the claim, clients will not pay any legal fees at all.

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