Brain Injury and Car Accidents
Car accidents are a leading cause of injury in the United States. The financial losses associated with car accident injuries are astronomical. While any injury can take a physical, emotional, and financial toll, a brain injury tends to be especially devastating.
Personal injury lawyer Hardin Ramey specializes in cases involving traumatic brain injury. He understands that a brain injury can cause extensive losses and long-term damages. Individuals in the Dallas, TX, area who have suffered a brain injury from a car accident can work with Mr. Ramey to determine if they have grounds to file a traumatic brain injury lawsuit to seek compensation for their losses.
Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Any time a person is involved in a car accident, we recommend that they seek medical treatment as soon as possible. Internal injuries, including brain injuries, do not always result in immediate symptoms. Without a medical evaluation, victims may be unaware that a serious injury has occurred. Unfortunately, the longer that these types of injuries go untreated, the more damage they can cause.
Individuals who experience any of the following symptoms after a car accident should seek immediate treatment, as they are common signs of a traumatic brain injury:
- Difficulty processing or expressing thoughts
- Impaired hearing or vision
- Speech problems
- Compromised mobility
- Mood swings or changes in personality
Brain Injury Damages
A traumatic brain injury can result in obvious physical damages for our Dallas clients, but the long-term effects of a brain injury are often hard to comprehend. A traumatic brain injury can alter the way a person feels, how they function, and how they are able to make a living.
Oftentimes, the catastrophic results of a traumatic brain injury are lifelong. When Mr. Ramey and our legal team seek compensation for brain injury damages, they consider all aspects of loss, including future losses. Potential areas of compensation in a traumatic brain injury lawsuit include:
- Initial medical expenses
- Anticipated future medical expenses
- Cost of continued therapy and rehabilitation
- Lost wages
- Loss of wage-earning potential
- The cost of any required medical devices
- Expense of necessary alterations to the home
- Pain and suffering
Am I Due Compensation?
Before we can seek financial compensation for our Dallas clients, we have to determine if there are grounds for a lawsuit. When a person suffers a brain injury after a car accident, we must answer a few key questions:
- Was the car accident caused by another person or party?
- Is the brain injury a direct result of the car accident?
- Did the injury victim suffer losses as a result of their brain injury?
If the answers to these questions are “yes,” filing a traumatic brain injury lawsuit is likely to be the best course of action.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury as the result of a car accident and you believe that compensation may be due, it is important to act as soon as possible. Contact us online at your earliest convenience or call (972) 437-5577 to discuss the details of your case with personal injury lawyer Hardin Ramey.