Brain injury litigation
When seeking a specialist to advise on brain injury litigation, it is important to be aware that brain injuries are more complex and unpredictable than some visible personal injuries. Damage to the brain will produce symptoms unique to each individual and assessment of them can be more difficult and protracted than for broken limbs or strains and sprains. It may not be straightforward to find a brain injury litigation specialist through normal channels of research or without a personal recommendation. When seeking compensation for damage resulting from brain injury, the legal representative will want to take into account the likely needs of the claimant for the future, as brain injury sometimes results in the sufferer having long-term care needs.
Why brain injuries are different
- the claimant may make only a partial recovery or be permanently damaged
- long-term care and support may be needed
- specially adapted equipment and support in the home may be needed
- other members of the family may have to give up other roles in order to care for the claimant
If these reasons apply, the brain injury litigation specialist will be seeking compensation based on future needs in addition to compensation for expenses already incurred.
How to find a brain injury legal specialist
A company such as Accident Advice Helpline, which is a law firm for personal injury compensation specialises in finding the right lawyer for a claimant’s circumstances. We can take the worry out of the search, because we have a network of hundreds of solicitors who have experience in the legal field you require, and who work on a no win no fee* basis. First, complete our 30-second online eligibility questionnaire, which tests for three necessary conditions:
- the accident was not the claimant’s fault
- it happened within the last three years
- the claimant required medical attention as a result of the accident.
If the client meets these conditions, he could be entitled to compensation, in which case, the next step is to complete our online questionnaire to give us details of the accident. Our panel of experts assesses these and is able to give a provisional estimate of what your claim might be worth. Naturally, in brain injury litigation, the needs are likely to be more complex, so you may prefer in the first instance, to phone our friendly, professional advisors and talk it through in more detail. Our expert advice is free and our lines are open 24/7 on 0800 180 4123. There are no upfront charges and no bills are incurred if you phone us.
Accident Advice Helpline
Our company is Britain’s largest injury solicitor network and has been established for over fifteen years. We award over £30 million in personal injury compensation each year and we handle over 25,000 enquiries per month. Our patron is Esther Rantzen, well known media personality and consumer champion. We are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
Making a claim
There is no obligation to proceed with a claim. This is a personal decision. Claims can be started online or by phone. In most cases, the claimant doesn’t attend court although there may be a requirement for an independent medical examination. Of course, brain injury cases are complex so it is to be expected that the medical investigation might be greater and on-going. Your solicitor will advise you.
Date Published: 22nd January 2013
Author: David Brown