Steps to Take to Protect Your Interests After A TBI
Brain injuries differ from other types of injuries because they often have long-lasting effects that alter an individual’s ability to function as they did pre-injury. When the brain is injured, it can result in paralysis, temporary or permanent disability, and in extreme cases, death. Many different activities can unwittingly lead to a TBI or traumatic brain injury. If you have suffered one, it is imperative that you seek medical care immediately. Not only is immediate care necessary for a good prognosis; it is also critical to receive compensation for your TBI. These are the steps to take if you are the victim of a TBI.
Step One: An Accident Report is a MUST
Any time there is a suspected brain injury, a full and comprehensive accident report is critical. If the TBI was the result of someone’s negligence, you might be eligible to receive compensation for both your non-economic and economic damages. Finding an attorney right at the start is the best way to ensure that you are taking the appropriate steps to protect your well-being, physically and legally, and it is also necessary to learn what not to do. Whether it is a car accident or an accident on the playing field, a police report will provide an investigation of the incident and identify why it happened and who might be liable.
Step Two: Get the Medical Attention You Need
The most important part of your TBI personal injury claim is going to rest in the documentation of a medical exam, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Even if you don’t believe that your injuries are serious, it is critical to seek medical care immediately following your accident. Brain injuries, as with most soft tissue injuries, often do not surface until months or years later. If you don’t document everything right from the start, you might have a hard time tracing your injury back to the event that caused it.
Step Three: You or Someone You Assign Should Gather Evidence
As time fades, so do memories and details of an accident. It is important that you document and gather as much evidence as possible so that you can directly link your TBI to a specific event. If you are incapacitated, assign someone to be your fact-finder, taking images of the scene, writing things down, recording video, and interviewing or getting statements of witnesses. Although it might seem a little awkward, it is not only necessary; it will pay off in the long run.
Step Four: Schedule a Consultation with Califf Law Firm
You aren’t an expert on TBI, but you don’t have to be. Once you have gotten the medical care that you need, schedule a consultation with Califf Law Firm. Your injuries are your main concern, so let us work behind the scenes and take care of protecting your interests so that you can focus on healing and rehabilitation. You can rest assured that we have the experience and expertise to be your best defense, offense, and confidant. Our mission is to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.
If you are a victim of a TBI, the severity can range from mild injury to life-altering consequences. The first steps are the most critical, which is why Califf Law Firm should be your first and last call. We will provide all the hand-holding, support, and guidance you need to make it through your recovery and recover all that was lost, now and well into the future. Contact us today to get started.