December 10, 2019

What to Do After Suffering a Brain Injury in an Accident

A brain injury affects every area of your life. Even a minor concussion can affect how you work, sleep, and live your life, and serious damage can make it impossible to live the life you once lived.

If your brain injury was caused by an accident, you may be left in a tough situation. Brain injuries can be expensive in both the short- and long-term, and if your accident was caused by someone else, you may need further legal help.

Knowing what to do after suffering a brain injury may be complicated, especially as you try to heal, but with help from our firm, you can win the compensation you need to return to your life.

Determine Fault for Your Brain Injury

One of the first steps to filing your claim and getting compensation is to determine who’s at fault for your accident. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can happen nearly anywhere, but the following are some of the most common types of accidents that lead to head injuries:

  • Car Accidents – The violence of an auto accident can lead to severe head and neck injuries. Your brain can be bruised from the momentum of the crash or blunt-force trauma from the dashboard or steering wheel.
  • Workplace Injuries – Any workplace has the potential to be dangerous, especially when working with heavy machinery. If your employer wasn’t meeting federal or state standards and you were injured because of it, you deserve compensation.

Understand Important Wisconsin Laws

Before you file, you must ensure that your claim is in line with state law. Otherwise, you could have trouble getting the compensation you need.

For example, one of the basic laws covering your case is the statute of limitations, which decides how long you have to file your claim. In Wisconsin, if your accident happened more than three years ago, you will be barred from recovery.

How much blame you hold for what happened will also be scrutinized. Insurance companies and negligent parties are not always willing to pay out, and they may try to use any signs of negligence against you. For instance, if you are found 20 percent at fault, your compensation will be devalued by a corresponding 20 percent.

Our Firm Is Here to Help

When you are seriously injured, you need all the help you can get to get back to normal. But what do you do after suffering a brain injury in an accident? Legal claims can be complicated and confusing.

Our firm can help you navigate that. We offer free consultations so you know exactly who you’ll work with and how a lawyer can help. Interested in the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg? Call us at 414-271-7007 or fill out the form below.