Suffering a serious brain injury can be one of the most devastating experiences in a person’s life. Depending upon the nature of the injury and its severity, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have lifelong repercussions including permanent disability. When another party is responsible for the accident in which you suffered a brain injury, it is essential to find out more about holding that party accountable. I want to help you seek the financial compensation you will badly need to manage the effects of your brain injury, and I also want to help you ensure that the negligent party is held accountable. To make sure that you remain eligible to file a brain injury claim, you should take the following steps, if you can, after you sustain a TBI.
Do Your Best to Document the Scene Where Your Brain Injury Occurred
If you are able to do so—if your injury is not so severe that it prevents you from documenting the scene—take photographs where your accident happened. Be sure to take a variety of pictures from different angles, and at different distances. Whether you sustained a brain injury in a motor vehicle collision or in a serious fall at work, you want to be able to provide detailed visual information about where the accident occurred, and to show how it happened.
You should also make sure to obtain contact information from anyone who witnessed the accident. I may be able to get in touch with those witnesses to provide support for your case.
See Your Doctor as Soon as Possible
You need to get medical assistance as soon as possible. Whether you go to an emergency department or schedule a same-day visit with your general practitioner, you need to have a medical assessment to determine the extent of your brain injury. Your medical records will also be crucial when it comes time to file a claim.
Do Not Wait to Seek Legal Advice About Filing a Lawsuit
Once you see your doctor, you should get in touch with a brain injury lawyer to learn more about filing a brain injury lawsuit. Under Ohio law, you will only have two years from the date of your injury to file a lawsuit. If you let more than two years pass, your claim will become time-barred and there will be few options for getting the compensation you are owed. But I want to emphasize that you should not wait for two years before you file. The sooner you get in touch with me, the quicker I can gather the evidence necessary to support your claim and to assist you in seeking compensation for your losses.
Call Me for Help with Your Brain Injury Case
Brain injuries can be catastrophic, leaving injury victims with permanent disabilities and the partial or total inability to work. I want to make sure you seek the financial compensation you deserve and that you have a chance to hold the responsible party accountable. Whether you sustained a brain injury in a car crash, a pedestrian collision, or in a fall, I’ll Make Them Pay!® Do not wait to get in touch with me to learn more about filing a brain injury claim. Call my office today at 877.944.4373 to discuss your case.