Workers compensation claims are filed and processed in a completely different system from other types of personal injury claims. For that reason, the services of a knowledgeable and aggressive lawyer are very important.
Bringing justice to the victims of concussion injuries is not an easy task. Supporting medical evidence is necessary. Collecting the necessary medical evidence can be very difficult. Many doctors do not appreciate the serious nature of concussion injury and/or do not wish to get involved in the legal process.
Insurance adjusters typically are uninformed and skeptical. Juries do not understand and need to be educated about the severity of concussions.
The services of a concussion lawyer who has knowledge of the medical science of concussions and will aggressively pursue the case is very important.
The Concussion Injury Lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Team know and understand concussion injuries. They have a track record of aggressive pursuit of judtice for their concussion injury clients.
Nearly 60% of the victims of car accidents that seek the services of the Schmidt-Salita Law Team have evidence of a concussion injury. The Concussion Injury Law Team has lawyers and legal assistants are trained and certified in concussion assessment. They are trained in assessing for concussion injuries and have many years’ experience in successfully bringing justice to concussion injury victims.
Proving a concussion injury in court is not just a simple matter. It is very important to have a lawyer who is knowledgeable about concussion injuries.
Many concussion injuries are initially overlooked and misdiagnosed. When that occurs, there is an uphill battle to prove the existence of the concussion injury.
Concussion injuries are hard to prove for many reasons:
- In most cases there is no objective proof by imaging such as x-rays, CAT scan, or MRI.
- The symptoms of a concussion are not unique, but shared by many other medical conditions.
- In many cases, the concussion victim has not sought immediate medical care.
- In many cases, the concussion is overlooked or misdiagnosed by the medical community.
- In many cases, the concussion victim has experienced similar symptoms such as headaches, sleep problems, and other concussion related symptoms.
It is important to have a lawyer that understands concussion injuries-and how to prove them. The Concussion Injury Lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Team know how to combat and overcome these difficulty factors. The Team includes lawyers with over 70 years experience, collectively, in successfully representing concussion victims.
Concussion victims have to deal with the ignorance of concussion in the medical community, with friends and family, with insurance company adjusters, and, the workers compensation judge.
It is often more than one year and sometimes several years before the concussion injury has reached maximum medical improvement, meaning that the symptoms have stabilized and the long-term consequences are apparent. Only then can the full value of the injury be established and a fair settlement obtained.
Insurance companies are often not willing to offer a fair settlement until “their feet are to the fire”, meaning that they know that the case is a solid one, handled by the lawyer that has the ability and willingness to take it to a jury trial. Then, and only then, will they offer fair value.
The Concussion Injury Lawyers at the Schmidt Salita Law Team are very aggressive and experienced trial lawyers-always ready to take a case to ahearing if a fair settlement canot be negotiated.
Nevertheless, the best way to get a fair settlement is to prove to the insurance company that the case is strong and would likely return a favorable award in a workers compensation hearing.