When your automobile collides with anything else in a car accident, your head may jerk in a variety of directions while the vehicle is traveling at high speeds. Concussions and other brain damage can result as a result of this.
We work with many clients who have suffered brain injuries in vehicle accidents at the Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn, and they are often unaware of the various ways a brain may be affected. Continue reading to learn the facts, and then call us for a legal consultation at (310) 209-1600.
Brain injuries can result from a variety of causes
Even a “minor” brain damage might result in an accident victim being admitted to the hospital. Contusions, concussions, lacerations, abrasions, burns, and nerve damage are all possible causes of head injuries. None of these are small in the least. Some are life-threatening right away, while others might quickly deteriorate if not treated promptly in a doctor’s office or at an emergency hospital.
Understand the signs and symptoms of a brain injury
Many people may not consider a TBI when their head is not immediately harmed. However, if you are moving at 45 mph and crash with another car, your brain can move within your head and strike your skull. You may not notice any signs right away, but you might be bleeding inside the entire time.
This is one of the reasons why knowing the symptoms and indicators of a brain injury is so crucial. Some of the symptoms are clear, while others appear to be unconnected. Unconsciousness, disorientation, vomiting, dizziness, headaches, nausea, difficulty to speak clearly, depression, sleep problems, and short-term memory loss are all examples.
Is it possible to sue after a brain injury?
It depends on how the harm occurred and whether or not it was caused by someone’s negligence. If they were, you may be able to launch a personal injury claim against them. The severity of the damage, the certainty that the at-fault party was at fault, how much the injury has disturbed your daily life, and your treatment and recovery alternatives are all variables that will influence the settlement amount.
You may be reimbursed for your pain and suffering, as well as the expense of suing the at-fault party. If someone harmed you on purpose, you may be eligible to pursue punitive damages, which are intended to penalize the party that harmed you.
If you’re ready to learn more about your choices, call Law Offices of Michael A. Kahn at (310) 209-1600 to for a free legal consultation. We can go over the fundamentals and determine the best course of action for you.