A concussion is a common injury after a car accident, but many people do not actually know what a concussion looks like. Most people expect someone to lose consciousness when they get a concussion, and that is a possibility. However, many people never even pass out. A Pike County, KY car accident lawyer can tell you more about what to expect, and they can help you pursue compensation after a crash.
How Do I Know If Someone Has a Concussion?
Signs of a concussion usually make themselves known soon after an accident. You should watch out for:
- An inability to remember what just happened
- Nausea or vomiting
- Issues walking or moving around
- Slurred speech
- Sensitivity to light or loud noises
A concussion can affect multiple senses, making it difficult for someone to function. If someone does not get treatment they could also end up suffering from sleep problems, personality changes, and mood swings.
Do I Need to Seek Medical Attention Right After a Car Accident?
Yes. You need to make getting medical attention a top priority after you get into a car accident. A concussion needs to be treated right away, and you should not ignore any other injuries from the crash even if they seem minor.
There is another reason to get medical attention promptly. If you put this off, an insurance company might try to argue that you were not that injured after the accident. They may even try to argue that you weren’t hurt until after the crash and that you are trying to pass off unrelated injuries as injuries from the accident.
How Can a Lawyer Help Me After I Suffer a Concussion?
Your lawyer can help you build a case and show that a negligent driver caused the crash and your injuries, including a concussion. Your lawyer can:
- Talk to witnesses who saw the accident
- Defend you from accusations of wrongdoing
- Consult medical experts about your injuries
- Calculate fair compensation based on your losses or expenses
- Communicate with the insurance company on your behalf
- Secure crucial evidence, like surveillance footage or copies of the police report
You do not have to fight for fair compensation all by yourself.
Will I Have to Go to Trial?
Some of our clients are nervous about going to trial. Appearing in front of a jury and judge can be stressful, we get that. We have some good news for you though. Many personal injury cases get settled before they get to that point. Your lawyer will do everything that they can to negotiate with insurers to get the best possible compensation offer.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
We will help you with the legal process while you focus on your recovery. Contact Shane Hall Attorney at Law, PLLC and schedule a consultation with our team. We can tell you more about what we can do to help make things right.