Head injuries are serious. Head trauma can affect an accident victim for months – or even years – after the accident. If you suffered a fractured skull in a car crash, you will have long-term effects from the serious injuries you sustained.
You will have pain and suffering, work restrictions, and your daily life will be impacted because of the fractured skull. You will need to pursue a personal injury claim against the at-fault driver, so you can recoup compensation for the damages and losses you suffered because of the crash.
A Head Injury Could Have Lasting Effects
There are different kinds of head injuries, and they have different levels of severity. Some might consist of a simple concussion while others might be more serious and involve life-altering injuries such as brain trauma. Either way, any kind of head injury requires intensive treatment and care from a specialist. Some may require surgical intervention and therapy.
You might suffer from mood changes, memory loss, confusion and even your balance might be thrown off. Head injuries should be taken seriously, and all follow-up care should be received. Don’t postpone treatment or care for a head injury after an auto accident. Be sure to go to all necessary medical appointments.
Determining the Other Driver’s Liability for the Crash That Resulted in a Head Injury
Personal injury claims are based on negligence. If you can prove the other driver met all four elements of negligence, then your personal injury claim for a head injury will be successful. When a driver acts carelessly or negligently, then he or she is considered at-fault for the damages and injuries that result. Their insurance is responsible for covering the costs of the damages.
All drivers have a duty – also called responsibility – to adhere to traffic laws, drive safely, and act in a manner to protect others from harm and to prevent accidents. If you can show that the duty was breached, such as by violating a traffic law, and that breach caused the accident that resulted in your injuries, your personal injury claim will be successful. You will then be compensated for your head injury and any other damages you suffered in the accident.
Consult With a Personal Injury Lawyer
A head injury can have an impact on your daily activities as well as your ability to work. The affects can be life-altering. Your entire family could suffer. If another driver’s negligence caused a car accident that resulted in your head injury, consult with a personal injury lawyer who is licensed to handle accident injury claims in your state.
Personal injury attorneys handle accident injury claims on a contingency basis, meaning that your lawyer will not be compensated until you recover compensation through a judgment or settlement. If you suffered a head injury in a car crash, complete the Free Case Evaluation Form so an attorney in your state can review the details of your case and determine the best way to proceed with your claim.