Even Mild TBI Can Be Life-Altering
The worst part about TBI is that it is extremely difficult to diagnose. After a TBI, physicians look for an immediate threat to your life. So they focus on severe symptoms like loss of consciousness, loss of motor function, or your reaction time to stimulation. They will send you for a range of diagnostic testing to look for severe signs like swelling, bleeding, and other obvious physical damage. They will then grade your illness. What’s important to remember is even when graded as mild you can still have:
● Blurred vision
● Depression, anxiety, and mood swings
● Personality changes
● Insomnia and fatigue
● Balance issues
These symptoms can then last for years and will ultimately lead to years of treatment. An attorney experienced with TBI knows this and will calculate the true, long term financial costs associated with your injury.
TBI Damages Are Difficult To Calculate
Regardless of the severity of your TBI, TBI will cost you more than just medical bills. Since they can limit your mobility and impact your mental health, they can alter your whole life. So damages will be more than just medical bills, they may also be:
● Lost income, employee benefits, and earning potential
● Pain and suffering
● Loss of companionship and consortium
● Occupational therapy
A personal injury attorney will help you calculate all of these damages and get you a settlement that covers all of the losses you have incurred. They’ll also assess the circumstances around your injury, the amount of insurance coverage available, and determine all the damages you can claim. Furthermore, they’ll collect all the necessary evidence including medical reports, expert testimony, and documentation that proves what you have lost as a result of your injury.
Insurance Companies Do Everything They Can To Not Pay For TBIs
Insurance companies know that TBIs can be debilitating but they don’t care. What they care about is protecting their bottom line and that means paying you as little as possible. Since TBIs are invisible, difficult to diagnose and treat, and may not show the real damage for years, they will these complexities to their advantage. Furthermore, they know that TBI can have an impact on things like your memory retention, and will happily take advantage of that symptom to their gain. A personal injury attorney will make sure they can’t take advantage of your injuries to get out of paying you.
The serious nature of TBIs means that you should never try to go it alone. You need help from an expert, so that you can just focus on healing. At All Injuries Law Firm, we have worked with a lot of TBI victims, who’s injuries have ranged from mild to severe. We have helped them get all the evidence they need for a fair settlement that covers their injury costs now and into the future.
You don’t have to face this debilitating injury alone, you have help. Call us today at 1-941-625-HURT for a free consultation. We’ll review your legal options and let you know all the ways we’ll fight for you!