After suffering an injury at your North Carolina workplace, you may end up facing an uncertain future. You may feel like your injury will leav[...]
When another party causes an accident involving a fall or fast-moving vehicles, the possibility of a brain injury exists. If you suffered a brain injury as a result of the negligent actions of another person, you have the right to seek damages for your immediate and long-lasting health problems related to the injury. You should not have to pay your own medical bills or suffer financial hardship from being unable to work because of another party’s negligence.
The Charlotte brain injury attorneys at Sumwalt Anderson have extensive experience representing injured people over many decades. We know how difficult recovering from a brain injury after an accident can be. We will represent your interests with integrity and compassion, always fighting for the settlement amount that you deserve to receive. Call us today for a free consultation at (704) 377-3770.
Brain injuries can completely change your life. A TBI, or traumatic brain injury, could leave you unable to function normally. You may never return to the same quality of life you enjoyed before the accident. Medical care and other long-term needs could be very costly. To give you the best possible start on the next phase of your life after your injury, you should not jump at a low-ball settlement offered by an insurer.
Insurance companies rarely deliver a fair settlement to TBI accident victims without a battle. Our Charlotte car accident lawyers know that crashes resulting in brain injuries lead to tough negotiations. Insurers need to listen to your side of the story about the changes to your life. We can provide you the legal guidance you need to ensure that all of your interests are well represented.
Here are some of the ways our brain injury attorney will help you receive the fairest possible settlement. We will…
After suffering a brain injury, you may be facing a frightening future. It can be difficult to see the light at the end of the tunnel. You may wonder exactly how your life can ever be the same. We understand these feelings. Our TBI lawyers have represented numerous clients after brain injury accidents. You can count on us to treat you with the compassion you deserve.
Our team functions more like a family than as a group of coworkers. We carry our firm’s philosophy of always trying to pay it forward into our representation of our clients. We will represent you with compassion and integrity. Our thorough work allows you to focus on your healing.
Do not assume our compassionate care for victims carries over to the insurance company that is treating you unfairly, though. Our Charlotte brain injury lawyers are litigators at heart. Our attorneys are always prepared for whatever is occurring. We will fight for every penny you deserve in a settlement.
During our representation of those who suffer brain injuries in an accident, our Charlotte personal injury lawyer fields a few common questions, including the following.
What kind of compensation can I receive after a brain injury?
What are the most common accidents that cause brain injuries?
Can the insurance company deny my brain injury claim?
What happens if I cannot work after the accident because of my brain injuries?
How long does it take to settle a TBI case?
Our firm’s desire to win the largest possible settlement for our clients energizes us every day. For a free case review, contact us at (704) 377-3770 as soon as possible.
No matter what kind of accident you suffered that led to your TBI, you have the ability to seek damages, as long as you can show another party caused the accident. Our Charlotte motorcycle accident lawyer knows that motorcycle crashes can result in brain injuries, but so can bicycle crashes, car crashes, truck crashes, and collisions with pedestrians.
After a brain injury accident, some of the costs we will help you receive compensation for include the following.
After a brain injury accident, you likely will have high medical costs for emergency care. You almost certainly will have ongoing costs for treatment as well.
Whether you need surgery, home health care, a stay at a rehabilitation facility, physical therapy, prescription medications, healthcare equipment, or other items after the TBI accident, you can receive compensation for these costs.
Because TBIs often involve symptoms like short-term memory loss, disorientation, dizziness, and blurred vision, some accident victims will struggle to return to work for a few weeks. Some people may be out of work for months after the crash. Some may never be able to work again.
Our Charlotte brain injury lawyers will come up with an estimate of the wages you could not earn during your recovery. We will seek compensation for this amount from the insurer.
With a traumatic brain injury, you may have significant pain. TBIs often result in persistent severe headaches. The pain can leave you unable to earn a living or to even engage with family members and friends.
You deserve a financial settlement for your pain and suffering. We will request a settlement for the suffering you had immediately after the accident, as well as an estimate for your ongoing suffering.
Some TBI victims may experience changes in personality and mood, or they may receive a diagnosis of depression. Should you have a reduction in your quality of life, you can receive compensation for this. An inability to enjoy the activities you did before the accident would fit into this category, too.
When your brain injury occurred while at work, you have the right in North Carolina to pursue a workers’ compensation claim. Our workers’ compensation lawyer can help you determine whether you have a workers’ comp case.
A workers’ comp case for a brain injury works differently than a personal injury case involving a brain injury. When the case relates to your job, you are not able to seek damages for pain and suffering. You also do not have the ability to sue your employer, in most cases. A workers’ compensation settlement releases the employer from any liability in your case. The primary benefit you have in a workers’ compensation case is that you are able to begin receiving benefits almost immediately. In a personal injury lawsuit, you don’t receive benefits for your brain injury until after the resolution of the case.
Many different types of jobs could place an employee in danger of suffering a TBI or concussion. Some of the situations where someone could suffer a TBI at work that would lead to a workers’ comp claim include:
Regardless of how you suffered your brain injury while on the job, you have no guarantee of being awarded workers’ compensation. You have to follow the state’s regulations for filing. You also must prove that the source of your injuries related to your job. Some aspects of going through a workers’ comp case can be extremely confusing. Our team knows how these cases work, and we will give you the service you need to reach the most favorable outcome. Mark Sumwalt works regularly in workers’ compensation law, having served clients for more than four decades.
Even if you receive what doctors call a “minor” concussion, you still may have significant long-term health issues. A concussion can leave you with ongoing pain and a loss of memory.
Unfortunately, doctors often struggle to fully diagnose the severity of brain injuries in a short amount of time. It can take many weeks or months to run enough tests to determine exactly what is happening.
Our Charlotte brain injury lawyer will rarely recommend that settling a case involving a brain injury within a few weeks of the accident. Although it may be tempting to accept the first settlement offer from the insurance company, this likely is not in your best interest.
Doctors need to have a full diagnosis of your TBI before they know the future you are facing. If you settle too early and doctors discover additional injuries later, you cannot request more money.
Count on us to work as hard as we can to help you win the settlement you deserve. We will work fast, but we will not sacrifice your financial award to finish things quickly. Call us for a free case review today at (704) 377-3770.