7 Mistakes That Ruin Personal Injury Cases - Norden Leacox

7 Mistakes That Ruin Personal Injury Cases

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 First, I understand that you only get one chance to get the justice that you deserve. Choosing to go it alone when seeking justice is a mistake. You absolutely need to consider hiring one of our Orlando traumatic brain injury lawyers to represent you in getting the justice you deserve. Trying to do this alone means that you might make mistakes that cost you a successful outcome. Let us do what we know how to do best.

You deserve full compensation from the insurance company. They know that they owe you this justice, but they want to save themselves money. Do you not talk to the insurance company when they ask you to give them a recorded statement. A recorded statement is a tool that they use to make you say things that will devalue your claim. Instead, let your lawyers handle communication with them.

Lastly, but perhaps most importantly, seek immediate medical care. Head injuries are not something to take lightly. You need to get the care that will treat your injuries as soon as you possibly can, since head injuries only get worse if you leave them untreated. If you don’t get this immediate medical care, the insurance company will try to claim that you lied about your injury.

 Defending Head Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury Victims

Accidents involving injuries to the head can often lead to traumatic brain injuries. These injuries can lead to permanent injuries and, in some cases, death.  A traumatic brain injury results from the head receiving a sudden jolt or blow from an impact. The injuries can range from mild to severe and symptoms can range from behavioral to sensory and physical.

Common Physical Symptoms include:

  • Headaches
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Vomiting or Nausea
  • Convulsion or Seizure
  • Dilation of one or both eyes of the pupils
  • Slurred Speech

Common Sensory Symptoms:

  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing of the ears
  • Inability to smell
  • Sensitivity to light

Common Behavioral Symptoms include:

  • Irritability
  • Mood changes
  • Verbal outbursts
  • Impulsive behavior
  • Poor judgment and inhibition

If you have sustained a head injury or traumatic brain injury, it is important to hire a lawyer with experience with these types of cases.  A traumatic brain injury case can be challenging. It requires conducting a thorough and efficient investigation into how the injury occurred and who should be held accountable. It also demands a careful analysis of the nature of the injury and the impact on the injured person and his or her loved ones.

The lawyers at Norden Leacox have over 30 years of experience handling personal injury cases and traumatic brain injuries.  They will provide you with a free consultation advising you of your legal rights, what courses of action they recommend, and a strategy to try and get your case resolved.  If the case cannot be resolved out of Court, the experienced lawyers of Norden Leacox will file a lawsuit on your behalf, and aggressively represent you in court.  Although most cases settle prior to trial, if the case requires a jury trial, they will present your case to the jury using the many years of experience they have in both defending insurance companies and large corporations, as well as representing injured people.

Orlando Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers: Why Choose Norden Leacox

  • We spent many years representing insurance companies, large companies and corporations. We use that experience and inside knowledge of the Defense to benefit you.
  • We have over 30 years’ experience handling personal injury and traumatic brain injuries.
  • We have secured millions of dollars for clients who have sustained traumatic brain injuries.
  • Our Orlando traumatic brain injury lawyers attorneys have experience in trial and are not afraid to face large companies, corporations, or even State agencies on behalf of our clients.
  • We provide a free consultation.
  • Many people don’t hire attorneys because they assume the fees and costs are too high. We charge no upfront fees or costs, however, and we only get paid if we recover for you.

Frequently Asked Traumatic Brain Injury Questions

How do I choose the right traumatic brain injury attorneyHow do I choose the right traumatic brain injury attorney?

The other day I was having a discussion with some friends, and we were discussing the importance of hiring the right attorney if you sustain a traumatic brain injury in an accident. I told them, here in Orlando, it’s extremely important to hire the right attorney, not only for the legal consequences, but also because the right attorney can identify when there may be a traumatic brain injury. Many of the symptoms from a traumatic brain injury appear very mild at first, so it requires someone experienced in handling these types of cases, often, to identify them and, then, to help the person seek the proper medical treatment so they can undergo the proper medical care and testing to identify if in fact there is a traumatic brain injury. This comes from knowledge and experience over many years of dealing, specifically, with traumatic brain injuries.

If you or a loved one believe you have sustained a traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident, please contact us. We’re here to help.

Should I speak to the insurance company after a traumatic brain injury?

Last week, I had a new client contact me and ask if they should speak to the insurance company, with respect to a recent traumatic brain injury that they had sustained. I told them absolutely not. Talking to the insurance company without hiring a knowledgeable lawyer is never a good idea. It is especially a bad idea when you have sustained a traumatic brain injury because you’re not going to be prepared to deal with the insurance company who is asking questions solely for their benefit.

When you have a traumatic brain injury, you have an impairment, and that’s where you need a knowledgeable, well-trained attorney to protect and help you. If you’ve been injured and suffered a traumatic brain injury, please contact us. We’re here for you.

What is a traumatic brain injury?

Last week, I received a phone call from a potential client, and we were discussing what a traumatic brain injury is here in Orlando. A traumatic brain injury is an injury that affects someone’s brain – their memory, their cognitive abilities – and that has occurred as the result of a one-time accident, whether that be a car accident, a work-related accident, or some blow to their head that has resulted in permanent impairment.

These cases are very, very serious. Many times, you can look at an individual and by looking at them have no idea that they’ve sustained this very, very serious injury. It’s only through spending time with them, talking with them, seeing how they interact with their family and how those things have changes that you can identify the true extent of this traumatic brain injury. It not only affects them cognitively, their speech patterns, but also their mood, their emotions.

It is extremely important to hire a knowledgeable, experienced attorney that has dealt with traumatic brain injuries so that the TBI cannot only be identified, but then that attorney can obtain fair and just compensation for the victim. If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury, please contact us. We’d be happy to help you.

Should I take the first settlement offer from the insurance company after a traumatic brain injuryShould I take the first settlement offer from the insurance company after a traumatic brain injury?

Last week, I was speaking to a client after we had received the first offer from an insurance company. The client asked if it is ever a good idea to take the insurance company’s first offer with respect to a traumatic brain injury case here in Orlando. The answer is almost always no. The insurance companies are there, again, to protect their insured and to pay as little money possible to resolve the case. They are not there to offer money to compensate the injured individual fully and fairly, and that’s why it is extremely important to hire a knowledgeable, experienced trial lawyer, someone that will properly work up the case from the very beginning and is not afraid to take the insurance company to trial if they do not offer full and fair compensation.

If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury as the result of someone’s negligence, please contact us for a free consultation.

How long will it take to complete my traumatic brain injury case?

One of the first questions we receive from new clients on just about every traumatic brain injury case is, “How long is my case going to take here in Orlando?” The answer is it depends on a lot of factors. If the case resolves in the pre-suit context, it could take anywhere from six to twelve months. If the insurance company doesn’t offer fair and full compensation, however, and we’re forced to file suit, then it could last much longer – 18 months, 24 months – depending on how long it takes to get the case to trial, if that’s required.

There are a lot of factors that go into determining how long it takes to resolve a case because before a case can possibly be resolved, the attorney needs to make a proper and complete evaluation of the damages and the value of the case. In order for that to be done, you need to hire a knowledgeable and experienced attorney who is used to dealing with traumatic brain injuries. If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury as the result of an accident, please contact us. We’d be happy to help.

What is the value of my traumatic brain injury caseWhat is the value of my traumatic brain injury case?

One of the first questions that we typically receive from a new client is, “How do you evaluate and determine the value of a traumatic brain injury claim?” Here in Orlando, there are many factors that go into determining what the value of a case is. Is it a mild traumatic brain injury? Is it a severe traumatic brain injury? What impact does it have on the person with respect to their ability to work? What impact does it have on their family life? What consequences have occurred as the result of that brain injury? Does it affect their ability to interact with their family, their friends, their children? Does it impact their speech? All of these issues factor into the value of a case.

There’s so many areas in someone’s life that a traumatic brain injury has an impact on that it takes someone with a vast wealth of knowledge and experience to identify all those areas and then evaluate what that is worth and what full and fair compensation is. If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury, please contact us for a free consultation.

Call Our Orlando Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers Today

Contact Norden Leacox today to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation with one of our experienced Orlando traumatic brain injury lawyers. We will answer any questions you have with no obligation to hire our firm. We can explain and help you understand the available compensation to you under the law and what to expect from the legal process.