Personal Injury Lawyer
After a brain injury, you may wonder when to hire your attorney. Perhaps the doctors are still working on a diagnosis and don’t know the extent of your injuries. Should you wait to contact a lawyer? Waiting could prolong your case, so if you have been injured, the best time to contact an attorney is today. The following are some things your brain injury lawyer can assist you with.
Dealing With the Insurance Company
In some situations, insurance companies will offer a lowball amount to hopefully get the case settled as soon as possible. If you don’t know the extent of your injuries, you may not realize their offer isn’t fair to you. Your lawyer can help you deal with the insurance provider to ensure you receive a fair amount. If they are particularly difficult to deal with, your lawyer could help you make a case against them.
Gathering Evidence to Support Your Case
You may not know what to look for, who to speak with and what to collect as evidence in your brain injury case. There could be multiple parties to sue, depending on the circumstances surrounding your case. There could be witnesses who are willing to testify on your behalf that you don’t realize are available to help. Your lawyer can help you gather all the evidence you need to prove someone owed you a duty of care, that care was breached and the breach was the direct cause of your brain injury.
The statute of limitations typically begins the moment you receive your injury. There are some extenuating circumstances, such as being a minor, being in a coma or another type of mental incompetence, but in most other situations, it begins at injury. This means you have a deadline to meet in order to have a chance to receive compensation. The statute of limitations varies by state, so it’s important your lawyer walks you through everything it will take to get the job done on time.
Being Prepared for the Lawsuit
If it takes a while for your doctor to nail down how bad your brain injury is, you’ll want to be prepared for your claim as soon as you have all the information. This is due in part to the statute of limitations, but it will also be nice to have that compensation to help pay your bills as soon as possible.
Contacting Your Attorney