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The Importance of Legal Representation After a Brain Injury

Steven Zwick Jan. 13, 2023

Suffering from a brain injury after you've been hurt in an accident can be incredibly debilitating, life-altering, and painful. In fact, according to the International Brain Injury Association, over 5 million Americans currently live with a disability caused by a traumatic brain injury. For many people, getting legal representation after a brain injury is the only way to afford medical care and otherwise cope with their new disability. Below are some of the many reasons an attorney is critical for your case.

Bigger Settlement

If you do not have experience dealing with insurance companies, the likelihood of them offering you a fair settlement is slim. Experienced attorneys know how to negotiate with insurance companies and will use their knowledge to get you the best possible outcome for your case. With this larger settlement, you can afford more medical care and other treatments that may help improve your quality of life.

Identify the Responsible Party

In cases of brain injury, it is not always easy to determine who is responsible for the accident. An experienced attorney can investigate the incident and help find any liable parties. This helps to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injury. For instance, if you lost consciousness and cannot remember the details of the event, your lawyer can help gather evidence on your behalf to help improve your case and identify the party who's responsible.

File Paperwork On Time

When dealing with a traumatic brain injury, time is of the essence. The more time wasted filing paperwork, the less time you have to visit a qualified doctor and get the care you need. If you've been hurt in an accident, you'll need to talk to a lawyer to help settle your case and file paperwork on time. There are many laws and regulations related to the filing of your paperwork, including the statute of limitations. The sooner you can get an attorney to file paperwork appropriately, the sooner you can get your settlement and get back on the road to recovery.

Hiring a lawyer is a great way to ensure you're getting the best settlement and getting the justice you deserve. Going on this journey alone can be tough if you're suffering from a brain injury. Improve your chances of receiving a larger settlement with help from an attorney at the Law Offices of Steven Zwick.