Brain Injury Claims
Brain injuries are one of the most severe types of injuries that a victim can suffer in an accident. Brain injuries can have devastating effects on a victim’s future, leaving them with life-long disabilities and the inability to live their life the way they had before their injury. Victims who have suffered brain injuries should contact an experienced brain injury attorney to find out what their legal options are. Our legal team works diligently to get victims the financial compensation they deserve.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury is one that occurs when the skull or head hits an object or an object fractures or pierces the skull The brain can also be injured if there is any type of shearing to the brain tissue, even if there was nothing that struck the head. Anyone who has suffered any kind of blow or injury to the head should seek medical attention immediately.
Evidence in a Brain Injury Lawsuit
A great deal of the evidence used in a brain injury lawsuit is through the use of medical testimony. This includes sworn testimony by a medical expert, as well as all of the medical records of the victim. The medical expert will testify to the jury the type of injury the victim suffered and the extent that injury has impacted the victim’s life, as well as any future treatment and impact there may be.
The brain injury attorney not only needs evidence to prove the extent of the victim’s brain injury and the losses this injury has caused, but he or she must also present evidence which shows the at-fault party’s liability for those losses. This is why it is critical for the victim to not speak with the other party’s insurance company at any time during this process. The victim should let their attorney handle all communication with both the other party’s insurance company and even their own company.
The brain injury attorney will also handle any settlement negotiations for the victim with the insurance company. Many personal injury lawsuits never actually make it to the courtroom because both parties are able to reach a settlement amount that is fair and just for the victim. A brain injury victim should never try to settle the claim on their own because of how complex the calculations for future losses are. An attorney will ensure that the victim’s rights are protected.
Let a Brain Injury Attorney Help
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in an accident caused by another party, contact a brain injury attorney to find out what legal options you may have. A personal injury lawyer in Salt Lake City, Utah will work diligently to get you the financial compensation you deserve. Call a law office today to schedule a free and confidential case evaluation.
Thanks to Rasmussen & Miner for their insight into personal injury claims and motorcycle accidents involving defective parts.