Suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be a frightening and life-changing experience. You may not even realize that you have had a brain injury until you start noticing changes in your mood, memory, or behavior. Brain injuries can happen in many ways, such as falls, car crashes, or sports mishaps. This type of injury can affect your health, well-being, and quality of life in many ways. But you are not alone. There are resources and support available to help you cope with the challenges of living with a brain injury and to help you claim the compensation you deserve.
A serious brain injury may impact your ability to work, study, socialize, and enjoy your hobbies. As a result, many people also experience a decline in mental health, increased depression and anxiety, or even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dealing with a traumatic brain injury can also be financially stressful. You may have to pay for medical treatments, medications, rehabilitation services, assistive devices, home modifications, and personal care. This can get costly quickly.
Can I get compensation for a traumatic brain injury?
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, emotional distress and other damages. An injury lawyer will be able to assess your case, determine if you have a claim, and handle the legal side of things which typically includes:
- Gathering evidence & expert testimony to support your claim and establish liability (who is responsible)
- Negotiating with the insurance companies and the other party to seek a fair settlement
- Taking your case to trial if necessary and advocating for your rights and interests
- Protecting you from any mistakes that could jeopardize your claim or reduce your compensation
How much does a traumatic brain injury claim cost?
Many people worry that they won’t be able to afford a personal injury lawyer. Unlike most other areas of law, many injury lawyers in Alberta work on a contingency fee basis. Not sure what that means? It means you don’t have to pay anything upfront, and the lawyer’s fees are based on a percentage of the settlement you receive once the case is resolved. And if we aren’t able to recover compensation through your claim, you won’t owe us anything.
At Litco Law, we’ll also cover the cost of disbursements (I.e. court fees, police & medical reports, administrative costs, etc.) throughout the claim, so you don’t have to worry about costly legal bills. We never bill by the hour, and consultations are always free.
A traumatic brain injury can have a significant impact on your life. But proper compensation can help ease that impact and support you with the recovery process. Have questions? Contact us today to get free legal answers.