A traumatic brain injury (TBI) may occur if the normal function of the brain is disrupted in some way by an external blow or jolt, or by penetration by an object. Motor vehicle collisions are a leading cause of TBI in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle accidents are the second-leading cause of head and brain injuries after slip and fall accidents.
TBIs can range from mild, in which the victim may suffer a slight concussion, to severe, where unconsciousness or amnesia may occur. A TBI may not always manifest right after an accident, so if you were involved in an accident, you should undergo a thorough checkup.
If you were diagnosed with a head or brain injury after an accident in Roswell, you may have the option to file a personal injury claim for the damages you have suffered. A Roswell head and brain injury lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to manages your settlement negotiations or personal injury lawsuit.
To learn more about your options in a free consultation with a member of our team, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888.
Causes and Symptoms of Head and Brain Injuries
Any event in which the head sustains a bump, blow, or jolt can cause a TBI. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that there are an estimated 1.7 million Americans that suffer a TBI each year, with as many as 52,000 resulting in the patient’s death. Of these, the NHTSA reports that car accidents are responsible for 17.3% of all TBIs but 31.8% of fatal TBIs, indicating the severity of car crash injuries on the head and brain.
Many of these cases involve slight concussions, but severe cases are common as well. TBIs can affect thinking, sensation, language, and emotion to varying degrees. TBI symptoms may include:
- Trouble focusing with your eyes
- Struggling to think clearly
- Excessive sleep
- Lethargy and listlessness
- Nausea or feeling dizzy
- Feeling sad
- A sensitivity to noise or light
- Issues with maintaining balance
- Feeling very emotional
- Feeling nervous or anxious
A major issue with TBIs is that they can be difficult to identify and diagnose. Many of the symptoms outlined above may not appear immediately after an accident. A victim may feel fine and may only start to experience discomfort or health issues weeks or even months after an accident.
This can raise two issues. First, a victim who is unaware that he or she has a problem cannot address the problem unless it is first identified. Second, some forms of insurance only apply if a victim shows proof of a medical need based on accident-related injuries. A failure to diagnose a TBI after an accident may lead to issues with receiving compensation for otherwise covered treatments after-the-fact.
If you think you have a head or brain injury after a car accident, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers recommends you see a doctor for an evaluation as soon as possible to document any accident-related injuries in your medical record.
For a free legal consultation with a head and brain injury lawyer serving Roswell, call (404) 888-8888
Expenses and Damages for Head and Brain Injuries
Victims with head and brain injuries may be left with the following expenses after a vehicle accident:
- Diagnostic scans such as CT scans, X-rays, or MRIs
- Blood tests
- Nerve conduction tests
- Social and emotional assessments
- Vision and hearing tests
Severe TBIs may be treated by multidisciplinary teams of surgeons, neurologists, therapists, and social workers. Treatments can be expensive, and they may be required for months or years, depending on the severity of the injuries in question.
Other losses that you may face after an accident or because of a head or brain injury include:
- Medications for pain or nausea
- Lost income
- Caretaking or other home services
- Property or vehicle damage
You should not have to pay for these treatments or suffer these losses if your car accident was caused by preventable negligence on the part of someone else. A Roswell head and brain injury lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to gather evidence of your damages, and their value, when we represent you.
To discuss your potential case in a free consultation with a representative of our firm, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today at (404) 888-8888.
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Determining Liability and Seeking Compensation
When you work with a Roswell head and brain injury lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers, we can identify the responsible party in your accident and build a case for their liability by demonstrating:
- That they owed you a duty of care.
- That they somehow breached the duty of care. This can often be proven using police reports, eyewitness statements, or video evidence showing driver negligence.
- That the at-fault party’s breach of the duty of care caused an accident.
- That you sustained injuries or losses as a direct result of the accident.
Once we have this evidence, and evidence of the value of your damages, we can demand a settlement from the insurance company that represents the responsible party. If they refuse to make you a fair offer, we can take your case to trial.
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Is One Call Away
You can focus on your recovery when a Roswell head and brain injury lawyer with Bader Scott Injury Lawyers manages your case. We can answer your questions, keep you informed about your case, and handle all communications and legal work on your behalf when we represent you.
To learn more about our services and your legal options in a free consultation with a member of our team, please call us today at (404) 888-8888.