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Even a Mild TBI Can Affect You for Months

TBI Injury Lawyer Indianapolis

Mild or not, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most serious injuries that a person can sustain in his or her lifetime. TBIs can occur when a person’s head is hit by an object or when the head moves around with force sufficient to make the brain bump against the inside of the skull. Examples of incidents that often cause TBIs include the following:

Many mild TBIs are classified as “concussions,” a fact which causes victims and their families to believe that it is not a serious matter. In reality, concussions and other forms of mild TBIs have the potential to cause serious symptoms months after the injury initially took place. These symptoms can force victims to miss a significant amount of school or work and forgo other activities in which they otherwise would have participated. Some symptoms associated with mild TBIs include the following:

  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Depression
  • Problems sleeping
  • Memory loss
  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability

In many cases, these symptoms are not noticed for days or even weeks after the initial injury. For this reason, it is important to undergo a thorough medical evaluation whenever you think that a TBI could be a potential outcome of an accident. This will help ensure that you start any necessary medical treatment as soon as possible and that your injuries are well documented. Documentation can play a significant role in the process of recovering compensation, both in terms of establishing that your injuries were caused by a particular incident and demonstrating the severity of your injuries.

Do Not Accept the First Settlement Offer You Receive

If you have sustained a TBI in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, there is a good chance that you will receive a settlement offer from an insurance company. This is true whether your accident was a car wreck, a slip and fall in a grocery store, or a mishap involving defective equipment at your gym. It is important to understand that while accepting a settlement offer may seem like the easiest course of action, these first offers are often far below the actual value of a case. As discussed above, TBIs can cause long-term symptoms, and accepting a settlement shortly after an accident can result in uncompensated losses. Victims should always speak to an attorney prior to accepting a settlement offer, as doing so will preclude you from pursuing compensation in the future.

 Call Us Today to Speak with an Indianapolis Personal Injury Attorney

A traumatic brain injury can leave you with significant losses, including medical bills, lost income, emotional and physical discomfort, and loss of quality of life. Fortunately, our Indianapolis injury attorneys may be able to help you recover compensation for these and any other losses you experience. To find out whether we can help you, schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers by calling the Law Office of William W. Hurst at 317-636-0808 or sending us an email through our online contact form.

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It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Our Fees

It cost $0 up front to hire our office. We work on a contingency fee basis, which means you only pay us if we settle your case or obtain a verdict on your behalf.

If we’re unable to obtain a settlement of verdict for you we eat the costs we’ve advanced to litigate your case, which includes costs for ordering medical records, filing your case, hiring experts, deposing witnesses, and many other things.

If we do settle your case or obtain a verdict for you our standard rate is 33% of the settlement or verdict, plus reimbursement for the expense we’ve previously advanced. Our fee never increases like some personal injury attorneys, even if we have to take your case to trial.

Case Worth

As a victim, establishing damages, negotiating with the insurance company, or filing a lawsuit can be daunting and next to impossible without the assistance of an experienced lawyer. As a result, if you have been hurt in an accident, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to help you recover the compensation to which you are entitled under Indiana law.

Why Hire?

Choosing an attorney that has experience dealing with personal injury law is important to protect your legal rights. If you are trying to recover damages from a business or other type of organization, you can bet that they are going to have a legal team on their side.

Medical Bills

If you were injured by an accident you may be struggling to determine who is responsible for paying your medical bills and holding them accountable. Speak to an experienced personal injury lawyer at The Law Office of William W. Hurst and learn if we may be able to help.

Recovery

After you have been injured, you are entitled to compensation. The type and amount of compensation depends on the injury, bills, the cause of the injury, negligence/bad faith of the defendant, etc. The attorney you retain can also heavy influence your recovery through knowledge, experience, and dedication. Legal terms and phrases can be confusing even after you retain an attorney. If you have been injured, you may wonder how much your case is worth or what your “damages” are. The worse the injuries, the higher the value of the case and the greater need for an experienced attorney