Concussions after a car accident are all too common
It doesn’t matter what caused your car crash- a rear-end collision, or t-boned at an intersection- traumatic brain injury or a concussion after a car accident are all too common. If you are like many people, headaches, dizziness, sensitivity to light and sound, and a spotty memory. While you may look fine on the outside, you know you’re not the person you used to be before the car crash.
- A concussion can happen in a split second.
- A car or truck smashes into your automobile and your head hits the windshield, side window, steering wheel or dashboard
- A piece of lumber falls from a storage rack and hits your head while shopping at a “big box” store
- You are tossed from your motorcycle because of a poorly designed/maintained road and your head strikes the ground during the crash.
- Every single incident can result in a serious and life-altering injury known as traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Getting treatment for your brain injury
People who experience a concussion after a car accident may not immediately know what is wrong. Maybe they notice that their balance is off, or that they keep forgetting what friends and family have said. It’s only after seeking medical attention that you may become aware that you have a concussion or traumatic brain injury.
Sadly, some people who have a brain injury cannot afford to treat their injury properly. While you can try to recovery by staying away from sights and sounds- you may not be giving yourself the best recovery options. If you can afford treatment, all bills totaled- it can cost tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Some of the common medical bills a person may experience from a concussion after a car accident can expect to pay are:
- Intensive Care Unit treatment
- Long and short term rehab programs
- Primary Care Physician visits
- Specialist visits
- Diagnostic testing (MRI, CT scan)
- Physical therapy
- Speech-language pathologist
- Occupational therapist
- Mental health counselling
You could compromise your recovery if you do not seek medical treatment after your car accident. If you are worried that you cannot pay for the medical bills you can always file a personal injury claim. We will speak to your auto insurer and the insurer of the driver of the other vehicle. We will work to identify all sources of insurance that can help get you back on your feet. If you’re experiencing a concussion after a car accident that wasn’t your fault- you shouldn’t have to pay for it your entire life,
Can A Car Crash Lawyer Help?
If you were following the law, and another person was not- you can make a claim for compensation. Just because someone did not intend to run into your vehicle, they are still responsible for the consequences. Many times you’re not actually suing the other driver- it’s often the insurance company that your fighting against.
Sadly, it is often your own insurance company that is fighting your claim. They are probably telling you that your injuries don’t warrant very much money. Insurance companies often minimize, delay, and deny claims so they can earn interest on your money as long as possible.
You may think you can fight the insurance company alone, but remember this is the work they do every. single. day. That is why you need to call an attorney who only works on personal injury cases. You’ll need car crash lawyer, Drew Palcsik today. Drew and his team of professionals will work together to ensure your lawsuit causes minimal interruptions to your life. If you live in Vermont or Clinton & Essex counties in New York, Drew can help you get the resources you need.