Being involved in an accident is a stressful, traumatic experience. If you are like many people, you may not have tens of thousands of dollars to cover the cost of an ER visit or extensive medical care. This financial stress may cause you to avoid getting medical care, hoping to recover on your own – a dangerous decision. If someone caused your injuries through an act of negligence, then you may be able to pursue a personal injury claim, but that can take over a year. During that period while you are waiting for a settlement, how do you pay for your medical bills?
After being involved in an accident, you may assume that the insurance provider of the at-fault party will immediately give you exactly the amount of compensation that you are owed. Unfortunately, that is not how things go. Insurance companies care more about their own profits than they do about what they owe you. That means they will do everything they can to pay you as little as possible. This means that you have to be prepared to do everything you can to maximize your compensation.
Recognized as one of the most serious injuries, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) often lurks below the surface, sometimes taking days or weeks to appear after an accident. It is for this reason that many victims often go without compensation and find themselves dealing with the aftermath completely on their own.