Car Accident Head Injuries – Concussions and Brain Injuries
Our Providence, RI personal injury lawyers can help you demand justice
A head injury caused by a car accident needs to be taken seriously right away. It isn’t just medical care that matters when it comes to a brain jury or another type of head injury. It’s critical that you fully understand your legal rights and take the necessary steps to demand compensation you deserve for your injury.
Providence head injury attorney Mark B. Morse of the Law Office of Mark B. Morse, LLC can help you with your injury claim, whether you’re dealing with a concussion or another type of serious traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to a car accident. Our law firm knows what to do because we have been helping car accident injury victims for years throughout Rhode Island. You can count on us when it matters most.
What are common car accident head injuries?
Head injuries caused by car accidents can cover a wide range. Some of the most common – and most serious – head injuries we deal with involving car accidents include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) – Term used to describe a wide range of head injuries, many of which are listed below.
- Concussion – Bruising of the brain, often due to the brain colliding with the skull in a car accident. Car accident concussion injuries can be serious and require immediate medical attention.
- Brain Damage – Term sometimes used to describe a brain impairment which affects a person’s ability to think or perform other cognitive functions.
- Skull Fracture – The skull bone surrounding the brain becomes fractured or broken, often due to a severe car accident collision. Without immediate medical care, a skull fracture can be fatal in certain circumstances.
- Hematoma – Medical term used to describe blood clotting or blood collecting in the brain. A hematoma can build up pressure inside the skull, resulting in loss of consciousness or permanent brain damage.
- Hemorrhage – Medical term used to describe uncontrolled bleeding in the brain. If not treated promptly, the consequences can be catastrophic.
Whatever type of brain injury or head injury you’re dealing with after your car accident, our law firm can review your case and explain the legal options available to you.
What are common causes of car accident head injuries?
Concussions, TBIs, brain injuries and other head injuries caused by car accidents happen for many different reasons. Often, it’s because someone’s head hits part of the car (dashboard, steering wheel, windshield, etc.). Other times, it’s because a loose object in the vehicle or another car hits someone’s head (debris, car parts, broken glass, etc.).
In each case, some of the most common causes of car accident head injuries include:
- Rear-end car accidents
- Head-on collisions
- Distracted driving accidents
- T-bone, intersection accidents
Whatever the cause of your head injury, we can investigate your car accident and demand the compensation you deserve for your head injury.
What are the warning signs of a concussion or another head injury?
Some of the most frequently asked questions we hear at our law firm after a car accident involving a head injury include, “Do I have a concussion?” or “How can I tell if I have a concussion?” While these questions might seem straightforward, the answers can be much more complex than many people realize.
Some of the most common warning signs of a concussion or another head injury include:
- Loss of range of motion in neck
- Neck pain
- Ringing noise in ears
- Blurred vision
If something doesn’t feel right, have a doctor examine your right away. Concussion symptoms can be difficult to diagnose. That’s why it’s important that you have a medical professional diagnose you to determine if you have a TBI or serious brain injury.
What makes car accident concussion cases so complicated?
You might think you don’t even need a lawyer if your car accident resulted in a concussion or another type of brain injury when the other driver clearly caused your crash. The reality is many car accident head injury cases turn out to be very complicated for many different reasons, including:
- The at-fault driver denies doing anything wrong.
- You have no memory of what happened in your accident.
- The other driver blames you for causing your collision.
- The at-fault driver’s insurance company denies your head injury claim.
You have enough to worry about after your car accident. You should be focused on getting the medical care you need for your head injury. We can focus on making sure your legal needs are taken care of, including negotiating with the other driver’s insurance company for the financial support you deserve.
Car accident brain injury cases are complicated. Contact our law firm today.
The stakes are high in many car accident brain injury cases. Depending on the severity of your head injury and the length of your recovery, your car accident TBI could be worth thousands or even millions of dollars. Make sure you get the support you deserve. Contact our law firm today for a confidential consultation with Providence car accident head injury attorney Mark B. Morse. Call (401) 831-0555.