Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury Claims Must Factor in Lifetime Compensation

Few injuries can be as permanently devastating for victims and their families as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). The effects of TBIs can be extremely hard to predict, as some victims may initially present with few symptoms but worsen over time. Other victims may recover some or all function, while others experience no change from their initial symptoms.

However, a large percentage of TBI victims suffer some degree of permanent disability or challenges related to their injuries. Whether it’s cognitive changes, personality changes, or fine-motor skill changes, TBIs can dramatically impact victims’ lives for the worse. They may be unable to work, and their relationships with their families and friends may suffer.

In addition to these changes, victims also may need care for the rest of their lives. Whether it’s in-house care for severe TBIs or frequent specialist visits for moderate TBIs, victims often need professional assistance to manage their conditions and to regain function.

The cost of a TBI can be enormous, especially when it makes a victim unable to work. Many law firms build TBI claims the same way they do other claims—to get quick paydays. But at Skolrood Law Firm, we work hard to ensure our clients get maximum compensation for all the costs of their injuries, both today and many years in the future.

If you or someone you love suffered a TBI because of someone else’s negligence, our Roanoke brain injury lawyers want to help. Contact us today for a free consultation.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Our Lawyers Get Big Settlements for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be particularly cruel for victims and their families. The outcomes of TBIs can vary from person to person, and while one victim may suffer only minor effects, another person can have severe problems. In some cases, victims can even undergo dramatic personality changes, which can be highly distressing to them and their loved ones.

Personality changes aren’t the only effects of TBIs. It’s common for victims to experience difficulties with fine motor skills, making it difficult or impossible for them to work. They may experience cognitive problems, struggle with language and concepts that were previously easy to grasp, and even suffer physical symptoms such as headaches, nausea, depression, and more.

Unfortunately, insurance companies rarely see the big picture when it comes to TBIs. When they agree to pay settlements, they usually offer far too little compensation for victims and their loved ones. They offer just enough money to cover initial medical bills and lost wages, but they never take into consideration the fact that TBIs can result in lifelong costs and reduced quality of life.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke traumatic brain injury lawyers never take TBI claims lightly. We know that they don’t just change one life, but many lives when they occur. Victims may be left unable to earn paychecks to support themselves and their loved ones, while also needing frequent medical care for decades to come. If you or someone you love suffered a TBI, contact us today for a free consultation.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Auto Accident Claims Should Be Revised When TBIs Are Diagnosed

After an auto accident, it’s important to know exactly how much money you’re owed for your or your loved one’s medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. However, you may not know the extent of your injuries right away. It’s not uncommon for victims and their lawyers to begin preparing compensation claims based on injuries that aren’t known yet, especially if they require brain or body scans to detect.

When victims are diagnosed with more severe injuries than they initially thought they suffered, they and their lawyers need to go back to the drawing board when it comes to negotiating with the insurance company. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in particular require significant revisions in demand letters, as people who suffered often face a lifetime of disability and impairment. That means big medical bills and lost wages.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke brain injury lawyers work hard to help our clients get full compensation. We also know that initial estimates for much money our clients need aren’t always accurate, especially as their injuries progress and symptoms begin to show up. And because of the ever-changing nature of some injuries, we’re ready to keep our clients’ claims up to date based on their latest medical info and diagnoses.

Don’t settle for less money than you’re owed, especially if your future now looks like it will be even more difficult due to a recent crash-related diagnosis. Contact us today for a free consultation.