Even the most minor of car accidents can result in injuries for a driver or a passenger. One of those injuries that people usually get from an auto wreck is a concussion. A concussion happens after a blow to the head or after the head has been violently shaken. Your brain suffers from trauma inside your skull, swells, and causes damage.
There are many symptoms and side effects of a concussion. Headache, confusion, vomiting, and loss of consciousness could all point to the possibility that you have a concussion, with the last two symptoms showing that it’s on the more serious end. Whether it’s mild or severe, you will want to get treated for a concussion as soon as possible—an injury to the brain is nothing to take lightly.
When the concussion diagnosis was from a collision caused by another party, you may need legal help from a car accident lawyer.
Get You Compensation for Your Concussion
The main way that a lawyer can help you after a concussion diagnosis is by fighting to get you justice for what you’ve gone through. While they’ll be able to get you legal justice for your injury, they also will be able to work toward getting you financial justice for the damages you’ve suffered.
One of biggest elements of evidence for your car accident claim will be your medical records. Since you’ve sought medical treatment and have been diagnosed with a concussion as a result of the crash you were in, your lawyer will be able to directly connect your injury to the accident. This means they will be able to prove that the collision caused you physical damage.
Through your medical records, your attorney will be able to prove the last elements of fault. The four parts of fault that your lawyer will work to prove of the other party are that:
- They owed you a duty of care.
- They were negligent, which breached that duty of care.
- That breach caused you to be injured.
- Your injuries resulted in damages.
The injuries and subsequent damages are what we’ll be able to prove through your medical records and any bills you have incurred from that treatment. From there, we will investigate what happened so that we can determine what caused that breach so that we can further link your concussion to their negligence.
You might think that since a concussion is a common injury from car accidents that you don’t need to take legal action against the negligent driver, but that’s not true. Any time you’ve suffered damage from someone else’s poor choices, they should be held accountable for that.
Let’s take a look at the reasons you should hire an attorney after a collision that gave you a concussion.
Handle the Complicated Legal Process
Even without a head injury, the legal process for filing a car accident claim can be a complex process that is confusing without a lawyer. When you have a concussion, it can make processing information and focusing very difficult, which in turn makes a legal claim even more confusing. That’s why you should have a lawyer on your side.
They’ll be able to handle all of the complicated parts for you and guide you through the entire process. They can also answer all of your questions, no matter how basic you might think they are. Since you’re concussed, you need everything simplified and straight-forward so that you can easily understand what’s happening and know that you and your lawyer are on the same page.
We know that you need to take it easy to heal from your brain injury, which is why we’ll handle most of the legal claim for you. When the crash that caused your concussion took place in Arkansas, McMath Woods P.A. could be that expert help that you need.
We Are Here for You
After being diagnosed with a concussion, we can help you hold the negligent party accountable for the collision that caused your injury. We will work hard to defend your rights and keep you informed every step of the way. We understand you’re trying to heal your brain, which is why we won’t bother you with unnecessary details—we’ll keep you updated, but not overwhelmed.
At McMath Woods P.A., we’re dedicated to our clients and getting them the justice they deserve. Let us work for you. Reach out to our office today so we can discuss your potential claim and how we can help you recover financially.