Brain injuries can occur due to a car accident, slip and fall accidents, or as a result of a deliberate act. When someone has suffered a brain injury due to the negligence of another person, it is important to get legal help to understand your options.
A Baton Rouge LA brain injury attorney can help you learn what rights you have and help you get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Potential Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims
The costs associated with recovery from TBI can be significant. Unfortunately, for some victims, TBIs mean a significant change in their lifestyle. Compensation for your injuries is important. There are both compensatory and non-compensatory losses. Compensatory losses typically include these three items:
The current and future medical costs of TBI can be substantial. Between tests, medical equipment which may be needed to help a victim remain safe, and rehabilitation costs, the costs add up quickly. When you are working with an experienced Baton Rouge personal injury lawyer, they can help you recover your out-of-pocket costs for medical care from the time of your injury until you are fully recovered.
Victims of TBI often face weeks of care prior to being able to return to work, assuming they can return at all. During this time, victims are losing out on wages and benefits, and their family is forced to suffer the financial consequences. Whether you are able to return to work in the future, or unable to work, a claim can be put in for current and future lost wages and benefits.
Other Expenses You May Incur After a TBI
TBI victims often require specialized equipment at home, including hospital beds and wheelchairs which are to be used during their recovery. Some may even require home modifications.
When someone else is responsible for an injury, they should bear these costs. An experienced Baton Rouge personal injury lawyer at Morris Bart, LLC can help victims recover these costs. An attorney can help you further understand what compensatory damages and other compensation you can seek.
For a free legal consultation with a Traumatic Brain Injury lawyer serving Baton Rouge, call (225) 341-5694
How a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer in Baton Rouge, LA Can Help You Recover Compensation
Victims of car accidents and other accidents often feel that, since their injuries are clear, they can simply file an insurance claim on their own. This is a poor decision for a number of reasons.
Insurance companies are in business to make money. The more premiums they collect without paying claims, the better. Each insurer has a legal team on their side to help them determine the best way to either avoid paying a claim or minimize the potential amount they will pay on claims.
At Morris Bart, LLC we know the steps an insurer will take to pay as little as possible. Three of the most common ways insurance companies will attempt this include:
Making a Fast Settlement Offer
Insurers know you are at home and likely to be out of work for an extended period while recovering from TBI. They are also aware you could be facing potentially months of treatment before you are able to return to work.
They feel by making a quick offer, they can get out of paying you the maximum compensation you may be entitled to seek for your injury. Never accept an early offer.
At the heart of all personal injury claims, the victim must prove the other party was negligent. Insurance company adjusters will often seek to claim the victim was entirely or partially at fault for their injuries. You can protect your legal rights by seeking legal counsel following any type of accident in which you suffered an injury and believe the other party was at fault.
Other Ways to Minimize Liability
When it becomes clear the victim suffered an injury that could have been prevented had their client acted responsibly, an insurer will then use other options to minimize their liability. One way to do this is to seek out your medical records from before the accident which caused your injury. By doing this, they can see if you have a preexisting injury that may have contributed to your current physical health.
Never sign a medical release form without seeking help from an experienced traumatic brain injury attorney in Baton Rouge, LA.
How to Know If You’re Hiring the Right Personal Injury Law Firm for the Job
It is always important to find the right firm to represent you following an accident. An attorney who has a proven track record of collecting settlements on behalf of their clients is one gauge that can be used. While there is never a guarantee of success, a Baton Rouge personal injury law firm that can clearly demonstrate a record of getting their clients a settlement can provide you with the peace of mind of knowing you have an advocate for your rights on your side.
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Contact a Baton Rouge LA Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Today
Morris Bart, LLC offers every potential client a free consultation with no strings attached. You can contact our office for a free consultation and discuss your case with an experienced attorney and find out what legal options you have. We are happy to offer you our best advice for pursuing compensation for your injury.
Our experienced team can help you recover the compensation you deserve following a traumatic brain injury and help your family regain financial independence which is in jeopardy because you suffered an injury through no fault of your own. Call Morris Bart, LLC today and find out what a difference it makes to have a strong advocate on your side.
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