Traumatic Brain Injury Case Value
Have you been injured and have questions about determining the value of a traumatic brain injury case? Contact our Gilbert injury attorneys for help.
How do you determine the value of a TBI claim?
If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you can see the difference before the accident and after the accident. What’s the value of the case? How is the value determined of a claim like that? Somebody called our law office the other day and asked one of our attorneys this question.
Here’s what the attorney responded; with insurance companies, no matter how your heart may be affected by seeing the change in your loved one or in yourself, that’s where it’s really difficult. If you were a high-functioning person before the accident and then because of concussions, headaches and all the associated problems with concussions, let’s say you’re just average functioning. The insurance company can hire somebody and they’ll say this person is average. They’re doing fine. There’s nothing wrong here.
You used to be up here and now you’re average. Every day that you can’t remember things has a huge impact on your life. To an insurance company, if you can still add two plus two, you’re fine.
We get experts that show which part of the brain has been affected and how that affects the person’s daily life. You have to have very special expertise. You’re not just going to go out there and find that on any street corner. We have the experts and the knowledge to put that together so insurance companies go oh. There are brain scans that are objective and show objectively that someone suffered a concussion.
Neuropsychologists used to be what everyone used to prove a brain injury. The problem was that we could hire a neuropsychologist who would give a test to our clients and say yes, here’s the part where we’re documenting the brain injury. The insurance company could hire one of their neuropsychologists who, of course, is bought and paid for by them. That neuropsychologist would administer the exact same test and come to a very different conclusion. Either there’s no brain injury or yes, there is and it happened when they were six years old or whatever it was before the accident.
This test and the things we do now offer much stronger proof. We typically can get insurance companies to recognize the seriousness of even so-called mild brain injuries. Don’t be put off by the terminology here because a mild brain injury for you and me is not mild. We would call it pretty serious. Here’s the gray; moderate is very serious. Then the level beyond is you don’t ever want to be there. You might be close to unconscious or something.
We can show the technology and the testing to show that so that insurance companies pay the maximum value. One of those tests, the VNG test, you can read about it on our website. It’s read typically by a board-certified Arizona licensed neurologist who has in 18 years read 100,000 of those reports, more than anybody else.
Typically, that report will recommend long-term, even lifetime vestibular therapy, running into the millions of dollars. Insurance companies do understand dollars and cents, even if they don’t care about you as a person. They may realize they need to pay out the whole policy. Depending on what that is, that can be very big. That’s a reason to call us. We can help you.
One of our attorneys will help analyze your individual case and give you an idea with the proper diagnosis and treatment what your case may be worth and certainly guide you through that process. Remember, if you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury, most of our potential clients who call us don’t even realize that. We ask them are you suffering headaches that you didn’t have before the accident? Yeah and it’s really bad, migraines and stuff. I thought I just didn’t get enough sleep or stress or something. You say no, stop.
This started right after the accident or the day after, it’s not stress. It’s not you didn’t eat breakfast. We’re going to get you to a medical professional who is trained to diagnose concussions. Guess what? They find out that something very long-term and serious, but we prove it. That’s how we get maximum value for our clients.
Remember, if you’re suffering from headaches, short-term memory loss, any of those kind of associated symptoms, posttraumatic stress disorder can be caused by concussion, driving anxiety, depression, just a big list. Call us. We’ll guide you through that process or your loved ones. The call is free.
The information is not just free but can be priceless to you or your loved ones and result in tens of thousands of dollars in additional compensation or potentially millions. Call us. The call is free. The information is free. We are here for you, especially if you’ve suffered a concussion or brain injury.
Did you or a loved one experience a serious injury to the head in Arizona and have questions about the traumatic brain injury case value? Contact experienced Gilbert Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers at Free Injury Advice today for a free consultation and case evaluation.
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