A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause much more than just physical pain and suffering. Your quality of life may suddenly be altered, making it impossible to continue work and perform normal day-to-day functions. If another party’s negligent or reckless actions are responsible for causing you or a loved one’s TBI, we can help you hold those individuals or entities accountable. Speak to an attorney at Lever & Ecker, PLLC by contacting us online or call (914) 288-9191 to schedule a free consultation.
There is a large variety of signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injury. When a TBI is severe, it is typically very obvious, as the victim will likely have structural brain damage that can be seen on a CT scan or MRI. That can include:
In less severe cases, the most common signs and symptoms are:
It is critical to seek medical care immediately after victims sustain head injuries. However, it is also extremely important to follow the doctor’s orders or treatment plan and attend follow-up appointments. Not only is it vital to your recovery, but also to your injury claim. Viable claims for traumatic brain injuries often fall apart when victims fail to continue their medical treatment. The insurance company for the liable party will argue that you choosing to stop treatment means you are making up or exaggerating your injuries.
The quicker you consult with an experienced TBI lawyer, the better. You will have the best chance at a maximum recovery when you hire a lawyer who understands how insurance companies evaluate personal injury cases. Even when you do continue treatment, claims involving TBIs are often denied by insurers, since some brain injuries are not obvious on CT or MRI scans. A lawyer who has considerable knowledge of the complexities of a TBI diagnosis will know how to combat these tactics.
Collect as much information as possible about the accident that caused your TBI. For example, the police report, any statements from witnesses, accident reports, photos taken, medical records, and any other documentation that can be pertinent to your case.
The experienced traumatic brain injury lawyers at Lever & Ecker, PLLC can assist you with your legal needs to recoup damages for medical bills and other financial stressors caused from the accident. We focus on the legal side, while you focus on recovering from your TBI. Ensure you get the justice you deserve, beginning with a free consultation. Reach out to our law firm as our attorneys have a wealth of legal advice and knowledge. To contact our law firm to discuss the unique facts of your case, call our personal injury attorneys at (914) 288-9191 today or reach out to us via our online contact form.