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What to Do After Suffering a Brain Injury in an Accident

Being hurt in a car crash or other type of accident is already a frustrating situation on its own. But when your injuries affect your cognitive function, your life can take a significant turn for the worse. Do you know what to do after suffering a brain injury in an accident?

The attorneys at Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers want you to know you aren’t alone. There are options available to you to get the help you need. To help make sure you maintain your quality of life and avoid significant medical costs, we’ve highlighted some steps to take.

Contact an Attorney

The first step to consider taking is contacting a qualified personal injury lawyer. Personal injury law involves many complicated rules and proceedings that require in-depth understanding and knowledge to manage. Brain injuries can be particularly difficult to prove.

Working with a lawyer can improve your chance of proving to the insurance company the liability of the other party and getting the compensation you deserve.

File a Claim

Once you have secured a lawyer, he or she will get in touch with the insurance company representing the liable party or contact the liable party directly. Your attorney will let the insurer or negligent party know that you plan to file a claim. It’s important to do this quickly because Louisiana has a quick, one-year deadline for personal injury claims.  

Compile Evidence

Part of proving to the insurance company that the other party was responsible for your brain injury is compiling the necessary evidence. Of course, one of the key pieces of evidence will be medical documentation from your healthcare provider outlining the type and severity of your injuries.

Your attorney will also need to gather evidence like eyewitness testimony, expert statements, photographs from the scene of the accident, and more.

Talk to a Brain Injury Lawyer

Now that you know what to do after suffering a brain injury in an accident, let our team at Spencer Calahan Injury Lawyers help you get the ball rolling. We will work with you to file your claim, and we can provide you with the dedicated and aggressive representation you need to win maximum compensation.

Give our team a call today at 225-387-2323 to set up an initial meeting and discuss the details of your case. If you’d like to know more about our practice and how we can help you, fill out the online contact form at the bottom of the page.