If someone you love has suffered a serious brain injury it’s natural to feel overwhelmed. The shock of the accident combined with the uncertainty of the future can make it very hard to know what to do and who can help.
Very often the period immediately after a serious brain injury is a period of stabilisation and waiting. This is an incredibly stressful time for loved ones waiting to find out the extent of the injury and the effect that it will have on a person’s life.
Of course the prospect of court cases or insurance is the last thing that you want to think about, but it is worth at this stage contacting a lawyer who has experience dealing with serious brain injuries. A lawyer who understands the seriousness of brain injuries and the possible long term consequences will help guide you through the process of dealing with an insurer. They will help relieve you of some of your burdens and make sure that nothing is forgotten in such a stressful time.
Obviously there’s a huge difference between a claim involving a serious brain injury versus a minor whiplash injury, so it is essential that the injury lawyer you chose has the ability to help your loved one and your family deal with this difficult situation as compassionately and professionally as possible.
Make sure that you consider the following:
- What experience does the lawyer have with serious brain injuries?
- Will a senior lawyer or partner be personally managing the claim?
- Is it easy for you to get to the office of the lawyer or can they visit you?
- Do you feel comfortable talking to the lawyer?
- Does the lawyer explain what’s going to happen and what you have to do in a way you can understand?
Although lawyers are the last thing that you want to be thinking about at such a stressful time, a good injury lawyer will be invaluable in helping you navigate the future.