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A head injury can negatively impact every aspect of your life. Get compensated for what you’ve been through by working with a Manhattan brain injury lawyer.
A brain injury such as a major concussion or contusion can be one of the most threatening types of injuries sustained in an accident. Because the brain controls all functions of the body, any damage can be disruptive, life-threatening, and extremely expensive to treat.
When you or someone you love has been involved in an accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury, the recovery process can be daunting. The medical bills and visits, dealing with the insurance companies, and handling the change in lifestyle is unbearable when you try to do it alone. An experienced Manhattan brain injury lawyer from Greenstein & Milbauer is here to fight for you.
The first step when contacting an attorney is to have all of your facts together so that your lawyer can start the process of filing your personal injury claim. First things first, your attorney needs to determine fault.
Determining Fault After a Traumatic Brain Injury
Any number of accidents can result in a brain injury. The toughest part of sustaining brain damage is that the injury may cause you to forget certain things, like what happened during the accident that caused the injury. This is where your attorney comes in.
Your attorney will contact everyone involved in the accident, even bystanders, to determine what happened and who was at fault. Obviously, the communication process can be tough, especially if you are unfortunate enough to not remember, but your lawyer will handle that so you can focus on maintaining and improving your health. Potential witnesses include all of the following:
- Coworkers – If the incident took place at work; your lawyer will talk with everyone there
- Bystanders – Anyone outside of the incident who may have witnessed the events
- Family and Friends – Anyone you may have contacted or who was contacted on your behalf after your accident
- Medical Personnel – The first responders, doctors and nurses at the hospital, and psychologists who treated your brain damage
Anyone may have information about the incident, so even if your traumatic brain injury is severe enough that you can’t remember, your Manhattan brain injury lawyer will piece together the information to include in your claim.
Compensation for Brain Damage
After all of the evidence and information is gathered about your accident and resulting head injury, your attorney will move on to determining how much your claim is worth. Compensation will include current and future medical bills, pain and suffering, any outside medical needs that arise because of the injury, and lost quality of life.
There are many factors to consider, so the amount isn’t set in stone. It’s important that you or someone you trust can communicate with your attorney to include any item that could result in compensation. Your head injury may cause you to lose communication and cognitive skills, but your Manhattan brain injury lawyer will handle those roadblocks as they arise.
Contact a Manhattan Head Injury Lawyer
A traumatic brain injury can be scary. Not just for the person who actually sustained the injury, but also for those around you who can do nothing but provide support. It’s important that you don’t try to fight this on your own, as it’s likely that you’ll miss something or fall into the insurance trap of a quick settlement for the least amount of money possible.