Hearing your or your loved one's doctor diagnose a brain injury is a life-changing moment for any Texan. A Dallas resident may have a great many questions -- how will the injury affect my loved one? Will he ever recover? Will she be able to live a normal life? What treatment will be required? How will we be able to afford treatment? How did this injury occur?
A doctor may be able to answer some of these questions regarding any one of the many types of brain injuries, including amnesia, which this blog reported on in a previous post. An attorney experienced in brain injury cases as Jerry D. Andrews, also may be able to play an important role as a person recovers from a brain injury.
Mr. Andrews is well aware of the heavy financial burden that a brain injury will place on a person and his or her family. There can be tremendous daily expenses for medical care, rehabilitation and therapy. Additionally, a patient and his or her family will undoubtedly experience pain and suffering as they all learn how to cope with this new reality. Fortunately, it may be possible to obtain compensation to cover a victim's medical expenses. Whether via a settlement, typically the preferred course of action, or via litigation, there are options.
It is important to be aware of the role insurance companies may play following a head injury. An insurance company may try to persuade a victim to accept a settlement offer that does not fully compensate the person for his or her injuries. Having an attorney advocate for an injured party can be financially advantageous, as well as offer a great deal of peace of mind.
Additional information regarding the help that is available following a brain injury is available on our webpage.