Why A TBI Lawyer Matters To You
TBI stands for traumatic brain injury, and it is a growing problem throughout the country. It's one of the most serious injuries anyone can suffer, and as such is taken very seriously by medical professionals anywhere. If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI, there is a long road ahead of you for recovery, and it's not a path you'll have to walk alone. There are numerous people who will help your loved one recovery as much as possible, including some that may surprise you.
First, it's worth realizing that you're not alone in your struggle. The Centers for Disease Control estimates more than 5 million Americans are currently living with a traumatic brain injury, and that each year 52,000 will die from a TBI while 1.4 million will visit an emergency room because of a TBI. That's a big number, and one that often surprises many when they hear it.
You'll likely have a team of medical professionals assisting in the recovery process. Overcoming or coping with a brain injury. Often, surgery will be required to help alleviate pressure or stop swelling. In nearly all cases, physical rehabilitation will be required and can take a very long time. You'll end up working closely with doctors, specialists, surgeons, nurses, physical therapists, and other medical professionals as you or your loved one recovers.
But another professional who could be vital to your recovery is a TBI lawyer. This may seem odd, but when you consider what a TBI lawyer will do for you it makes a good bit of sense to say that they can be one of your biggest allies during recovery.
For starters, those rehabilitation services are expensive – and so are the surgeries. TBI recovery costs can exceed 25,000 dollars within a matter of a month. Ongoing costs like physical therapy will add up quickly as well, and it's easy to find yourself in huge debt. Add to this the fact that a TBI will usually mean lost wages, and you have a financial issue that can be hard to deal with.
TBI lawyers will help ensure that you get the maximum amount of compensation when a TBI has occurred due to someone else's negligence or recklessness. While insurance companies will often try to settle quickly, the figure that they initially offer will usually be much lower than what will actually be needed to provide care and rehabilitation for the victim of a TBI. As a result, having an attorney on your side to make sure you get the right amount is incredibly important.
Additionally, trying to get the money you're owed out of an insurance company on your own can be nearly impossible and incredibly stressful. At a time when you should be focusing on the recovery of your loved one and making sure they're cared for, you could be arguing with insurance companies or negotiating miles of red tape. With a TBI lawyer on your side, you're able to focus on helping your loved one recover while the attorney handles the stressful process of making sure you get what you're owed.
Simply put, a lot of different people will help you or your loved one with the recovery process. A TBI lawyer may not be in the physical therapy room with you, but they'll still be playing a major role in the process.
We have helped settle more than 10,000 injury related cases, and each year our clients are awarded millions of dollars. Our offices are located throughout southwest Florida including in Venice, Sarasota, St. Petersburg, Bradenton, and more. Contact us if you're ready to get the kind of help you deserve.