Large Medical Bills from Traumatic Brain Injuries
When a severe head injury occurs, the victim may have a traumatic brain injury. These types of injuries can impair function and lead to long recoveries. The expenses that are incurred can be more than families are able to afford.
Some estimates put medical bills in connection with traumatic brain injuries as high as three (3) million dollars. It is not unusual for the bills to even be over a million dollars, which is why a victim can seek assistance from a lawyer to help them cope with the high costs so they can focus on their recovery. Talk to a knowledgeable Sarasota brain injury attorney to understand your rights.
Many Doctors and Professionals May Be Seen
Personal injury cases are unique and what type of expenses have accumulated vary from person to person. In cases involving traumatic brain injury, there are often a multitude of medical professionals needed. As the list of specialists grows, so can the amount needed to pay for an individual’s health care.
Medical staff and professionals that may be needed:
- Traumatic brain injury specialists
- Rehabilitation nurses
- Occupational therapists
- Physical therapists
- Social workers
- Vocational and career counselors
- Speech and language pathologists
While insurance companies will cover some of the expenses, they will likely not pay for every bill. For this reason, it is often in the best interest of the family to seek compensation from an individual who may be liable for the injury. A Sarasota brain injury attorney can help determine the best way to arrive at a fair settlement.
Pain and Suffering Compensation May Also Be an Option
When working with an attorney to determine what is a fair settlement amount, it is relatively simple to determine the total amount of past medical expenses. It can take some time to gather all of the bills in one place, but once that task is completed, they can be tallied. Assigning a number to noneconomic damages is different, as well as future medical expenses.
Some of the damage following a traumatic brain injury is connected to individual pain and suffering, along with lost wages. Experienced attorneys can help in securing compensation for damages that are professional and social in nature.
A lawyer can negotiate with insurance companies and take a case to trial if necessary. It is common for a fair amount to be reached through negotiation. Even suggesting court can help ease an insurance company into offering a large amount. Of course, if they will not budge and are only offering an amount that is not fair to the victim, the case can go to court. While litigation takes longer, it is sometimes the best way to secure maximum compensation.
If You or Someone You Love Was Injured, Unleash Hale
Is someone in your family recovering from a traumatic brain injury? The experienced Sarasota attorneys at Hale Law can help you to maximize your compensation. Our lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means there are no fees or costs if we are unable to recover compensation. For a free consultation, call us anytime at 941-735-4529.