What you Need to Know About Suffering a Brain Injury in a Car Accident

by William Mattar | June 12th, 2019

You don’t have to be involved in a multi-car pile-up vehicle accident on a busy interstate to suffer a life-changing brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), can happen if a solid object hits your head hard enough to cause injury to the brain. Some brain injuries are “penetrating” head injuries (cracked skull or something pierces the brain) while others are “closed”(concussions or brain contusions that do not involve penetration).

Any type of brain injury will require emergency treatment to determine if the injury threatens brain functioning. Diagnostic scans, extended hospital stays and the need for doctors or surgeons specializing in neurology can drown car accident victims in a tidal wave of expensive medical bills.

If you were hit by a reckless driver and sustained a brain injury, call the personal injury attorneys at William Mattar for legal assistance. We may be able to obtain adequate compensation to pay for your medical bills.

Signs of a Brain Injury After a Car Accident

Closed brain injuries may not produce immediate symptoms. In fact, there may not even be a visible mark where your head struck a solid object. Symptoms may not appear until the injury has progressed and worsened.

Signs of severe head trauma or brain injury include:

  • Recurring headaches (radiating, stabbing or throbbing headache pain)
  • Blurry, distorted vision/double vision
  • Problems remembering or thinking clearly
  • Difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much
  • Personality changes/moodiness/irritability
  • Unusual depression
  • Reduced sense of smell
  • Sensitivity to bright lights/loud noises

Why You May Want to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer

Brain injury symptoms may not develop until days or weeks after an accident. This means your car accident lawyer must prove that symptoms are directly related to the accident and not pre-existing conditions. Your personal injury attorney at William Mattar will also take care of gathering medical documentation necessary for obtaining adequate compensation for your physical injuries. Diagnostic scans such as PETs, CTs and MRIs can be critical to support a brain injury diagnosis that is compensable.

If you or someone you know suffered a TBI or other brain injury at the hands of a negligent driver, call William Mattar today to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced car accident attorney.