People form their own opinions about other people based on what they believe to be true. Unfortunately, an insurance adjuster, your neighbors, your coworkers and others may have preconceived ideas about brain injury victims and they assume certain things about you when they learn of your brain injury.
Brain Injuries Are Unique
While your brain injuries are unique, some people are going to assume the following once they hear that you have suffered a traumatic brain injury. They may assume, for example, that:
- You have limited ability to understand your rights or the terms of a settlement.
- You will be unable to advocate for yourself.
- You need the money quickly.
- Your brain injury is similar to other brain injuries.
These assumptions may or may not be true. You can suffer a traumatic brain injury in a Merriam accident that affects your ability to communicate and to understand—or not. You may need the money quickly to pay your bills—or not. Your injury may be similar to someone else’s brain injury—or not.
You Deserve to Be Treated as an Individual
You are not defined by your traumatic brain injury and your recovery should not be dependent on what others believe to be true about your brain injury. Instead, your recovery should be based on facts. It should be based on who was responsible for your Merriam accident brain injury, the specific injury that you suffered, and how that injury has affected your recovery.
Have You Or A Loved One Suffered A Brain Or Spinal Cord Injury?
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