If you are looking to seek compensation after a traumatic brain injury, you will need to establish a definitive link between your accident and the current injuries you are suffering from. This can be a challenging task though, especially if you are dealing with serious or catastrophic injury, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
That is where a traumatic brain injury lawyer in Montgomery County can help. Together, we can work to gather the evidence you need to build your case and fight for your rights. You do not have to go through this alone.
Demonstrating the link between your accident and your injury
Traumatic brain injuries often occur from blunt-force trauma to the outside of the skull, or rapid changes in movement that cause the brain to collide with the inside of the skull. These kinds of injuries are not uncommon in car accidents, but for the purposes of your injury case, we will have to prove that your injury arose as a result of the crash.
We can build evidence to draw a direct link between your injury and the accident by gathering information from the following sources:
- Your medical records
- Doctor’s testimony
- The police report
- Witness statements
- And more
Why it is important to seek medical care and continue with treatment
Once you have medical records documenting your TBI and you continue seeking care for your injuries as needed, we have solid evidence that the car accident caused your injuries. On the other hand, if you do not seek treatment, it may be more challenging to connect the accident to your TBI.
For this reason, we always advise car accident victims who may be experiencing symptoms of a TBI to get appropriate medical care. Even if you didn’t have symptoms immediately after the accident, the symptoms of a TBI could develop in the days and weeks following the crash, according to Mayo Clinic. If this is the case, see a doctor to document your situation and get the treatment you need.
Costly side effects of traumatic brain injuries
The side effects of traumatic brain injuries can range from something as simple as a concussion to something as serious as permanent brain damage and death. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported nearly 61,000 deaths from traumatic brain injuries in 2019.
The symptoms from these injuries may pass in a few days, a few years, or they may never fully go away—depending on the severity of your unique injury. If your car accident leads to a TBI, you may be dealing with (and paying for) the side effects of this injury for a long time to come.
Per Mayo Clinic, some of the most common side effects of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Memory problems
- Changes in psychological wellbeing, including depression, anxiety, and more
- Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep, or sleeping too long
- Slurred speech
- Mobility problems
- And more
Among our many other services, our traumatic brain injury lawyers can help you document the extent of your losses after a TBI—from hospital bills to mental anguish to long-term disabilities and beyond. This allows you to assign monetary values to your losses, for which we can help you seek fair compensation.
Forms of driver negligence that can prove liability for your TBI
Even if you are traveling at a low rate of speed, a collision with another vehicle can easily result in a serious head injury. Even so, we will need to gather evidence to show that the other driver’s negligence was the reason for your crash—and your injuries.
Some forms of driver negligence that we could have also caused your crash:
- Following too closely
- Rear-end accidents
- Distracted driving (eating behind the wheel, texting and driving, etc.)
- Making sharp turns, causing the vehicle to overturn
- Driving on the wrong side of the road
- Turning left at intersections, resulting in T-bone collisions
- Failing to yield to vehicles with the right of way
- Failing to stop at red lights
- Drifting into other lanes
- Driving while intoxicated
- Falling asleep at the wheel
- And more
If you retain a traumatic brain injury lawyer in Bucks County, we can work to prove negligence, even if the police report didn’t indicate that the other driver was responsible. We can even call upon accident reconstruction experts and other specialists to help you reveal the truth behind your case.
Finally, we can help you present your case for compensation while you focus on recovering from your injuries and spending time with your loved ones.
Retain a lawyer to help you with your case
If you are looking for compensation after a life-changing accident, your lawyer can be there to provide many legal services during your battle for justice.
Some of their services could include:
- Dealing with insurance claims adjusters
- Civil litigation
- Gathering evidence
- Determining the value of your losses
- Negotiating settlements
- Offering different kinds of legal guidance
- And more
Car accident lawyers fighting for victims of traumatic brain injuries
Here at Cordisco & Saile LLC, we are proud to be traumatic brain injury lawyers in Montgomery County, Bucks County, and many other areas of Pennsylvania
For more information about our legal services for traumatic brain injury victims at Cordisco & Saile LLC, contact a representative today at (215) 642-2335 to get started with your free consultation.