It seems like everyone has advice, or at the very least an opinion, about what you should do after suffering a brain injury in an accident. However, while your friends and family may mean well, they are probably passing on some inaccurate information.
Here’s the Truth About Common Brain Injury Lawsuit MythsAs you move forward with a brain injury claim for yourself or your loved one, it is important to know the truth about the following myths:
Myth 1: It’s not worth suing if you only suffered a mild traumatic brain injury.
The Truth: Even so-called mild traumatic brain injuries can significantly impact your life. You may find it difficult to work, and you may need ongoing medical care or therapy. If someone else’s negligence caused your mild TBI, you can and should pursue compensation for your losses.
Myth 2: You have to hit your head or lose consciousness to file a brain injury case.
The Truth: You can suffer a serious brain injury without ever hitting your head or losing consciousness. If you suffer a brain injury because of someone else’s negligence, you can file a lawsuit regardless of whether you hit your head or lost consciousness in the accident.
Myth 3: You need certain test results to pursue a brain injury lawsuit.
The Truth: You need a medical diagnosis, but your doctor doesn’t have to use any one particular test to make that diagnosis.
Myth 4: You should wait to contact a brain injury lawyer until you know the full extent of your recovery.
The Truth: You should contact an attorney as soon as possible after the accident. Your lawyer may advise against settling your case or going to trial until the full extent of your injuries is known, but your lawyer can begin protecting your rights immediately. Do not delay calling an attorney.
Myth 5: It doesn’t matter which attorney you hire to represent you in a brain injury case.
The Truth: Any attorney who is licensed to practice law in Kentucky could represent you in a brain injury lawsuit. However, there are benefits to hiring personal injury lawyers who have experience representing brain injury victims. An experienced attorney will know what evidence to seek, what arguments to make, and how to prepare your case better than an attorney who practices another type of law.
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