Diego: Hi Jason, my grandson was in a car accident and my daughter said he has a TBI. I know it has something to do with him hitting his head, but not sure what exactly it means.
Jason: Hi Diego, I’m very sorry to hear that your grandson was injured. TBI means traumatic brain injury. It can happen when someone’s head takes a serious blow during a car accident.
Diego: Does that mean he won’t be able to do the things he used to do?
Jason: TBIs can range from mild to severe so it’s difficult for me to say. Has he been examined by a doctor?
Diego: Yes, that’s how we knew he had it. But my daughter is really distraught, and she didn’t say much else about it. All I know is that some guy ran a red light and hit them, and my grandson was treated at the emergency room.
Jason: I imagine this is a very difficult time. Has she talked to an attorney?
Diego: I don’t think so.
Jason: Diego, it would be a good idea for her to talk to an attorney. I’d be happy to speak with her. TBIs can cause things like memory loss, trouble sleeping, seizures, and sometimes even lead to worse situations. It’s important that she understand how to protect herself and her son if his situation worsens.
Diego: Thank you Jason, I will talk with her. What do you mean about protecting herself?
Jason: It can take as much as 10 years for someone to fully recover from TBI. Depending on the severity of your grandson’s injuries, caring for him can be very costly. Even as he heals, he could still experience cognitive or motor impairments, or even suffer emotionally for the rest of his life. TBIs also increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Diego: Oh that’s awful. I think she was waiting to hear from the insurance company, but you do you think she should sue?
Jason: From what you’ve told me, it sounds like she has a case. If I worked with her, I would handle the insurance company for her. These insurance companies only goal is to pay the minimum amount they have to. They will pretend to care about the case, but it’s just an act. I deal with insurance companies like this all the time.
Diego: I didn’t realize that. I just thought you told the insurance company, and they paid what they owe for the accident. What would you sue for?
Jason: I’d need more details to give you specifics on this case, but generally speaking, it would depend on financial factors based on the severity of the injury. These may include medical care, loss of income, or emotional distress.
Diego: Would she have to go to court?
Jason: We would try to reach a settlement first, but if the insurance company is unwilling to settle for a fair amount, I would fight them in court.
Diego: Thank you, Jason. I will talk to her today.
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