If You Can’t See It, Insurers Will Say It’s Not There
A serious brain injury will affect all areas of your life, and will also affect your family profoundly. In many cases, individuals lose their ability to think and function as normal — it is quite common for brain damage to compromise one’s cognitive and motor skills. At times, the victim’s personality may undergo significant change.
Despite these serious effects, brain trauma can be incredibly difficult to prove. The damage itself is not visible, and even the most sophisticated technologies in use — such as MRIs, PET scans and CAT scans — are often unable to reveal damage definitively.
What this means is that insurance companies are able to dispute claims arising from brain damage. They do so frequently. And this has led to an unfortunate scenario: Those most in need of financial support for their medical care are among those most frequently denied compensation.
Helping To Determine How Much Financial Support You Need
The Law Offices of Edward P. Shaughnessy can help. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience in the field, our firm knows how to establish the severity of a brain injury and obtain the financial support our clients deserve. With offices in Easton, we serve throughout Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley, and are always prepared to provide a free consultation to individuals seeking assistance.
Just as difficult as proving an injury exists is assessing how much compensation victims will need going forward. It is rarely clear at the outset, for example, what one’s medical costs will be, or how much income one will ultimately lose as a result of the injury. Such considerations can take a great deal of time to sort out.
Yet insurers are quick to offer settlements early. Not surprisingly, these offers are often inadequate. When individuals accept them, they typically find they do not have nearly enough resources to support their care. For this reason, an attorney is crucial. Namely, an experienced lawyer is able to assess all aspects of a brain injury, and will consult with neurologists and neuropsychologists to determine the required level of medical support.
When You Need Assistance, We Can Step In And Provide It
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, reach out to my firm for assistance. We will help prove to insurers the extent of the damage, and facilitate an assessment with regard to how much financial assistance you need.