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Choosing The Right Lawyer
To select the best attorney for a TBI case, you probably want someone who’s experienced in that area, but also someone who is going to communicate with you at the initial consultation. If you’re not getting to see your lawyer at the initial consultation, you’re probably not going to be able to get an effective evaluation of what this case entails and maybe what the value is. It is impossible to determine the exact value of a traumatic brain injury case at the initial consult, but communication is essential throughout the entire process.
A lot of it depends on the severity of the injury. When you’re dealing with a traumatic brain injury, the injuries are usually severe. If it’s diagnosed, it could be a case that’s worth a lot in terms of past medical bills and future medical bills, and those are items that may take a while to properly evaluate. Sometimes, it is a matter of you just continuing to go to the doctor and seeking out treatment.
Patience is always a virtue with these cases. If you have a good lawyer who’s communicating with you throughout the process, they will make your life easier. Certainly, the goal in any of these cases, if you’re pursuing it, is to obtain maximum value. Traumatic brain injuries can be mild, but they can also be very, very severe and they should be taken seriously.
There are a lot of expert evaluations that are involved, and the cases can be expensive. One client in particular asked us, “What kind of expenses can I recover?” They asked this at the consultation. His medical bills had literally gone up the roof following the accident, and his question was, “How can I recover those?”
Given that there was an at-fault party in this case – it was a car accident – we were able to successfully pursue that case and pursue his medical bills, but not just the medical bills in the past but also the medical bills he’s reasonably certain to incur in the future. That’s the value of having a trial lawyer who is able to effectively evaluate every single element of your traumatic brain injury case and pursue the maximum value for your recovery.
The insurance company for the at-fault party was promptly acting on the case and offered our client a settlement, and this was prior to his initial consultation at our office. The question he asked when he called, “Should I accept this? Should I just settle my case?” The answer to that is no.
Insurance companies are designed, with their adjusters, to adjust your claim and to pay the smallest amount they can pay. That’s just their job. They’re in the business to do that with regard to these claims. You need an experienced lawyer that’s willing to take your traumatic brain injury case to trial and who can evaluate the case. It starts with communication at the initial consultation and throughout the entire process.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured by an accident in Florida and have questions about what to expect after a brain injury? Contact experienced Florida traumatic brain injury lawyers at Serrano Law today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
In order to serve you best, we have personal injury law offices located in both Tampa and Tampa.
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