Taking The Right Course Of Action After A Brain Or Spinal Cord Injury

A brain or spinal cord injury can change your life in an instant. Anyone who suffers a catastrophic injury is going to need significant, long-term therapy, rehabilitation and health care for the rest of their life. In many cases, a person who suffers a brain or spinal cord injury is unable to resume their daily life, beloved activities or gainful employment, which can lead to a need for disability benefits.

It can be difficult to gauge what you will need after suffering a catastrophic injury such as this, which is why, to ensure that you have the financial resources to meet the challenges ahead of you, you should seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.

Identifying Brain Injuries After An Accident

Brain injuries often go undetected after an accident. Family members are often the first to notice that something is not right about their loved one after an accident. Symptoms of a brain injury include:

  • Short-term memory problems
  • Irritability or personality changes
  • Difficulty performing tasks
  • Headaches
  • Sleeplessness

These symptoms may or may not get better with time. It's important for your loved one to see the proper doctors who can diagnose brain injury and provide proper treatment and therapy.

Spinal Cord Injuries And Insurance Settlements

If you have suffered a spinal cord injury, you should not accept any insurance company settlement offer without speaking to an experienced attorney. The money you are offered may be a drop in the bucket compared to the financial resources you will need to care for a loved one's needs in the future. There may be providers and your health insurance company seeking all of the insurance money that is available, which leaves you with nothing if you don't have the help of an attorney.

With Gilder & Howell, Attorneys PLLC, You're Never Alone

Our lawyers understand the needs of individuals and families after a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury, which is why we work hard to secure fair compensation that meets the present and future needs of our clients. We will negotiate with all possible sources of insurance coverage, including health insurers, who may have a lien on your personal injury recovery.

At our firm, we pride ourselves on being there for our clients in whatever capacity they need, whether it's talking to the insurance company, handling a personal injury claim or setting up a special needs trust to protect an injured loved one's benefits such as Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security Disability.

Put Our Experience To Work For You

To discuss your case with a lawyer from our firm, contact our office in Southaven to schedule a free initial consultation. Call 662-655-2115 (toll free 866-912-0408), or complete our online form. There are no fees unless we recover compensation for you.