What to Avoid After a Traumatic Brain Injury to Protect Your Legal Rights

Just as doing the right things can bolster your injury claim, doing the wrong things can undermine your chances of recovering damages. They’re all potential evidence in a brain injury case, both good and bad. 

Admit Any Amount of Possible Fault 

Don’t say anything that could be interpreted as an admission of fault. Even saying “I’m sorry” could be used against you in a personal injury lawsuit. Only state facts, like the time and location of the incident. Consult with your Virginia traumatic brain injury attorney before going on the record with anyone. 

Post About Your Case on Social Media

The primary danger of using social media after an injury is that your posts may be used to undermine your compensation claim. If your TBI lawsuit states that you experience vertigo and nausea, but you post a photo playing sports, this can be used as evidence to counter your claim. Your lawyer will advise you about the best online procedures.

Refuse Treatment or Ignore Medical Advice

Resist the urge to brush off a lack of initial symptoms. Even if you think you feel fine, hidden injuries can worsen over time if left untreated. Similarly, it’s important to follow medical advice and follow through with recommended treatments. Not only can this improve your prognosis, but it also supports your TBI claim that you’re doing everything possible to recover from your injuries. 

Accept the First Settlement Offer From Insurance

After such a trying ordeal, you may feel like just putting all of this behind you. But keep in mind that when an insurance company offers a settlement amount, it’s likely the least amount of money it thinks you’ll accept. Don’t sign anything before discussing everything thoroughly with your Virginia personal injury attorney. We’ll objectively evaluate your case and justify its true value. 

Paving the Path to Recovery and Fair Compensation

To recover fair financial costs of your situation, you can file a personal injury lawsuit against the responsible party or parties. How a brain injury case works is that your lawyer first investigates the accident. After consulting with more experts, we assess your case, evaluate your economic and non-economic damages, and negotiate for a fair settlement. 

With the top 10 personal injury settlements in Virginia in three of the past six years, The Mottley Law Firm is confident we’re up to the task. We’ll work to ensure the offer you receive is appropriate to your situation.  

Kevin W. Mottley
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Richmond, VA trial lawyer dedicated to handling brain injuries, car accidents and other serious injury claims
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