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Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries

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Head injuries during a car accident are genuinely concerning because they can impact people’s lives in many ways. It’s important to have an experienced car accident attorney on your side so you can hold negligent drivers accountable and recover the financial compensation you deserve so you can get the help you need. The Houston car accident lawyers at Smith & Hassler are ready to fight for your rights.

Drivers and passengers may hit their heads with great force during a collision. When their head strikes a hard surface – such as the dashboard, windshield, door, or steering wheel – they can suffer a serious injury. This can also lead to an injury of the brain, which controls our movement, thoughts, and emotions.

 What are the symptoms of a concussion after a car accident?

Car accidents are the second-leading cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI)Any head injury can result in concussion – a mild form of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Symptoms of a concussion may appear soon after an accident. Sometimes, however, symptoms may not appear for days or even weeks. When symptoms appear, they may include:

  • Headaches
  • Speech difficulties
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Memory problems
  • Changes in mood or behavior
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Sleeping problems

What are the long-term complications of a concussion?

While many people recover fully from concussions, some may experience persistent post-concussive symptoms that can last for months or even years. In some cases, individuals may also be at increased risk for developing long-term neurological conditions such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, especially if they have had multiple concussions.

Additionally, there can be long-term cognitive impairments, including difficulties with attention, processing speed, and executive functions. The specific long-term effects can vary widely from person to person. To help prevent potential long-term complications, it’s important to get prompt medical attention and follow your doctor’s recommendations and treatment plan.

How are concussions treated after a car accident?

After a car accident, diagnosing a concussion involves a careful evaluation of symptoms and a neurological exam. In cases with severe symptoms, an MRI may be ordered to check for other injuries like bleeding in the brain.

Treatment for mild concussion usually involves rest, but more serious cases of traumatic brain injury may require surgery or medication. People with head injuries may also require health care at home. There may be multiple follow-up visits with doctors required.

As a result of concussion, you may miss time from work, resulting in a loss of income. Gradually, normal activities can be resumed, but it's important to avoid overexertion.

Do I need an attorney if I suffered a concussion from a car accident?

If you suffered a concussion in a Houston car accident, you deserve financial compensation. The negligent driver who caused your accident may not accept responsibility and deny doing anything wrong, however.

Insurance companies are supposed to help after you’ve been hurt in a car accident, but they are mostly interested in protecting their bottom line and will try to pay you as little as possible. They may question the seriousness of your injury. They may blame you for causing the accident. Or they’ll make a lowball settlement offer.

When you get an experienced Houston attorney on your side, they’ll act as a buffer between you and the insurance companies. They’ll handle all communications and negotiations, so the insurance companies can’t use their tactics against you. Plus, they’ll gather evidence through an investigation and use it to support your claim.

Contact us today to speak to an experienced attorney

Our firm has been fighting for the injured since 1989. We know the tactics that insurance companies use to try to limit your compensation. Our lawyers help you fight back, and our goal is getting you the maximum compensation possible.

Our lawyers will meet with you personally. We want to know how your concussion has impacted you and changed your life. We want to make sure that you are getting the medical treatment you need. We determine the total amount of damages you have suffered because of your injury.

If you experienced a concussion or any type of head injury because of a Houston car accident, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. In Texas, you have two years from the date of your accident to take legal action against a negligent party. Over time, however, evidence can be lost, and the memories of witnesses can fade.

Call us today to learn more about how we can help. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced lawyer. We’ll review the details of your case, go over your options and answer any questions you have.

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