Five Mistakes That Could Hurt Your Brain Injury Lawsuit

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doctor consulting with a patientYour primary concern is—and should be—your physical recovery. As you navigate a brain injury diagnosis and treatment plan, you may make mistakes that could hurt your legal recovery.

Few people avoid all mistakes, and, often, our experienced brain injury lawyers can still help people get the compensation they deserve for their injuries even if they make one of these mistakes. However, to maximize your chances of making a fair recovery, you should take extra effort to avoid these actions.

Don’t Do These Things After a Brain Injury

If you have any symptoms of a brain injury or any concern that you could have a brain injury, it would be a mistake to do any of the following:

  1. Delay a doctor’s visit. The sooner you see a doctor, the better both for your physical recovery and your legal recovery. You must establish that the defendant’s negligence caused your brain injury and that the brain injury wasn’t caused by something else before you can recover legal damages. It may be easier to rule out other causes if you see a doctor quickly after an accident.
  2. Fail to follow doctors’ orders. You need to do everything you can to recover physically. Failing to follow a doctor’s orders may interfere with your brain injury recovery and affect the amount of damages you can recover.
  3. Talk to the insurance company. Do not speak with the insurance company other than to refer the insurance adjuster to your brain injury lawyer. Anything you say to the insurance company can be taken out of context and used against you.
  4. Post on social media. Anything you post on social media may be taken out of context and used against you.
  5. Put off contacting a Kentucky brain injury attorney. Kentucky has a short statute of limitations, and an attorney is unlikely to be able to help you after the statute of limitations expires.

While any one of these mistakes may not prevent your brain injury recovery, it could make your legal recovery more challenging.

Get More Tips for Protecting a Kentucky Brain Injury Recovery

Protecting your legal recovery isn’t just about what not to do. What you do is equally as important. If someone else’s negligence caused your brain injury, you might recover for your past and future medical costs, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses, physical pain, emotional suffering, and other damages.

Learn how to protect this recovery by downloading a free copy of our book, The Brain Injury Case Handbook: A Practical Guide for Protecting Your Legal Rights, and calling us now to schedule a free consultation.