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Pursuing Compensation After Suffering a Traumatic Brain Injury

By Dallas Personal Injury Attorney on June 1, 2015

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.

There are several red flags that many indicate a TBI, including:

  • Depression
  • Consistent bouts of nausea or vomiting
  • Changes in temperament
  • Seizures
  • Dilated pupils

It is important to be aware of these warning signs and seek medical attention the moment you suspect that a TBI may exist. Such an injury can occur for any number of reasons, including a car accident, a slip and fall accident, or even a workplace accident.

How can I recover compensation for a TBI?

Even if the signs of your TBI were not apparent for several days or weeks, it is important not to simply give up in your pursuit of compensation. If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, you deserve to be compensated. A Dallas brain injury attorney can help you fight for a favorable outcome and it starts the moment you receive medical attention.

The more evidence you have, the stronger your claim will be in the long run. After seeking care from your doctor, save your medical records, including bills and x-ray results. Insurance adjusters will want proof that your TBI exists and this is a valid way to appease their requests.

Along with gathering the evidence of your injury, your attorney can help you prepare a claim to submit to your insurance company. Doing so is critical if you hope to recover compensation. A successful claim may result in financial reimbursement for your medical care, lost wages, emotional suffering, and loss of future earning capacity.

Don’t wait to take action. The state of Texas imposes certain time limits on those filing personal injury claims and you don’t want to miss out on the money you are entitled to. Get in touch with Lenahan Law Firm at (888) 473-2820 to schedule your free consultation!

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