Head injuries are common injuries suffered in auto accidents. A concussion is a head injury that can happen from a blow to the head or from the neck moving in a whiplash-like movement, causing the brain to move around inside the skull.
If you suffered a concussion in a car crash caused by someone else being careless or negligent, you can have a successful personal injury claim against the at-fault driver.
A Concussion Could Have Lasting Effects
If a concussion is serious, it can have lasting effects. Sometimes a concussion leads to coma, permanent brain damage or a syndrome that has worse effects.
You will need to maintain documentation to support your claim, such as medical records, prescription receipts, receipts for medical devices, medical bills, proof of missed work and lost wages, and photos of any damages and injuries.
Documentation is the key to showing your damages and the severity of your injuries. You might incur future medical expenses and future lost wages.
How your concussion will affect in you in the future should also be considered when asking for a settlement for your damages. You can only pursue a single claim, so make sure all your losses are claimed at once.
Determining The Other Driver’s Liability For The Crash That Caused A Concussion
When there is a car accident that causes damages and injuries, you will need to prove liability for a successful personal injury claim.
To prove the other driver is liable for the damages that you suffered, you will need to prove the other driver acted negligently or carelessly and that was the cause of the accident that resulted in your damages. Personal injury claims are challenging, so maintain supporting evidence.
The accident report, photos of the accident scene, photos of the damages, and statements from the witnesses can affect your claim’s outcome and will help show what went wrong and who is at fault for the crash.
When fault has been proven, you will show liability for your concussion and any other damages you suffered. All your economic and non-economic damages can be included in the personal injury claim you pursue against the negligent driver.
Consult With A Personal Injury Attorney
If a car crash left you with a concussion, you should consult with a personal injury attorney who is licensed to practice in your state.
Your attorney can help negotiate your claim and ensure you are treated fairly throughout the personal injury claims process. If your claim must advance to court, your personal injury lawyer can represent you there.
Accident injury lawyers work on a contingency basis, so you have nothing to lose. Your lawyer will not be compensated until you receive a judgment or a settlement for your losses.
There is a strict statute of limitations for pursuing a claim, so complete the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page to have an attorney in your area to look over your case details and to determine the best way to proceed with your claim.