In addition to those common problems, other issues may arise from mistakes you didn’t know to avoid. For instance, you may see a denial because you:

Didn’t seek medical attention quickly enough

Many car accident victims don’t fully grasp the extent of their injuries after the crash due to an adrenaline surge, which is why it’s important to see a doctor as soon as possible after any head wound.

Released your full medical records or provided a recorded statement to the insurance company

An adjuster can use medical records and comments you make to claim your injury actually stems from some past event, or deny claims on the basis that specific doctor appointments were unnecessary. 

Used social media improperly after the accident

An insurer can take social media photos out of context to argue you aren’t as hurt as you claimed.

After going over the reasons for the denial, an attorney can additionally gather evidence of your claim’s validity and take over communication with the insurer. Simply retaining an attorney lets the adjuster know you intend to continue pursuing the matter, which can be a massive help towards getting approved. 

Besides negotiating with insurance, your attorney can pursue other sources of compensation if necessary. In some cases, an insurance settlement won’t be the best route to go if you are struggling financially. You may instead need to file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party who caused your TBI.

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