Posted on February 29, 2012 in Personal Injury
Of all the various injuries a person can suffer, few can compare to the seriousness of brain injuries. Studies have found that traumatic brain injury accounts for around one third of injury related deaths, and millions are affected by it each year. Sadly, in many cases these types of injuries are actually caused by preventable issues. If you or a loved one has suffered brain injury due to preventable factors like auto accidents, falls, or workplace accidents, there’s a good chance that brain injury compensation could be well within your rights. But to claim it, you need an ally that will stand up for you.
Negligence or recklessness by another party that triggers brain injury in you or someone close to you very well may make you eligible for brain injury compensation, but too often those who might be entitled to a cash settlement don’t pursue litigation. It can be hard to know who to trust and in many cases the defendant will be able to hire an attorney to keep them from paying out any monetary compensation. Getting an attorney of your own is usually the only way to ensure that you stand a chance in court, no matter what the circumstances may be.
Most defendants in brain injury compensation lawsuits are actually insurance companies, and they’ll pay out all they can to keep a case from reaching a jury or even a judge. Acting on your own usually won’t get many results since the laws are exceedingly complex and tons of red tape may exist. Finding an attorney to fight for your rights is the only real chance you have since they’ll have the skills and experience needed to wade through the legal muck and get you the settlement and compensation that you rightfully deserve due to your pain and suffering.
Medical bills can add up quick, and when you’re coping with a brain injury that was caused by someone else’s carelessness the stress and frustration can mount quickly as well. Most attorneys who can pursue brain injury compensation on your behalf will do so without requiring any up-front fees from you and will deduct their charge only when a settlement is reached. Don’t ignore your rights and what should be yours. Take the time to find a TBI attorney that will stand up for you and fight for the money you’re owed. It’s your right, and it could make a big difference in your life.
By Bernard F. Walsh Feb. 29, 2012