A car accident can leave you with a variety of serious injuries, like a concussion. According to the Cleveland Clinic, a concussion is caused by a bump or blow to your head. If a person sustains a concussion in a car accident, they might experience prolonged and persistent headaches and require extended periods of rest and immobilization.
You may not be able to immediately return to work if you need time to recover from a concussion. If you are struggling to keep up with expenses while trying to heal, you may be able to hold the at-fault driver legally responsible for paying for your medical care and other damages by pursuing a personal injury claim or lawsuit.
If you or a family member was injured in a car accident, a Powell concussion lawyer can help you pursue the at-fault driver or the insurance company that represents them. Find out how you can get started on your case by calling (614) 538-1116 to reach the personal injury team at Bressman Law today.
Seek Immediate Treatment for a Concussion
Getting medical care after a car accident is important. Not only can it treat obvious injuries, but it can also uncover injuries you might not even know you have. Cleveland Clinic lists the following symptoms as signs you might have a concussion:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Confusion, dizziness, or lightheadedness
- Vertigo or loss of consciousness
- Vision trouble or light sensitivity
- Cognitive and functional impairments
Cleveland Clinic also lists the following treatments that your doctor might recommend:
- Extensive rest
- Prolonged immobilization
- Over-the-counter (OTC) and prescribed medications
- Patient education and coping skills
Full recovery can take weeks or months, and you might remain unable to return to work during that time. Whoever caused the accident that gave you a concussion should be held responsible for paying for your treatment costs, not you. To find out how a Powell concussion lawyer can help you fight for the financial compensation you might be owed, contact the personal injury team at Bressman Law by calling (614) 538-1116.
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Seek Financial Compensation for Your Medical Bills
If your injuries were incurred in a car accident, you may be able to request compensation for your medical bills from the at-fault driver or the insurance company that represents them. In addition to your medical bills, you can request compensation for the full range of your injury-related expenses. Those expenses can include compensation for current and future loss of income if a concussion prevents you from going back to work.
To begin calculating your damages, you can create a list of your medical expenses, including costs for in-home assistance, assistive medical devices, and medications. You may also be able to receive compensation for other damages, such as pain and suffering, property damage, and psychological trauma.
Our team will work hard to represent you in your personal injury claim for compensation. We can review your case to determine which damages you may include in your demand letter and help you calculate the total extent of your losses.
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Proving the Cause of Your Concussion and Other Injuries
When you seek financial recovery for medical bills and other injury-related expenses, you must prove that the other driver’s actions or driving behavior led to the collision that caused your injuries and property damage. A lawyer can help you build a case that supports your argument of being a victim of the other driver’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing.
To establish cause in the accident, our team may:
- Review crash reports
- Read notes from the investigating officer
- Review your medical records
- Locate and identify accident witnesses
- Obtain photos of the scene of the accident
If needed, we may also conduct an independent investigation, which may involve obtaining video camera footage of the accident from a residence or business establishment.
Do not hesitate to request legal assistance. Once the cause of the collision is determined, you can pursue compensation from the at-fault party. You do not have to fight this legal battle on your own. Our team is committed to fighting for the compensation you need and negotiating a financial settlement.
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Our Team Can Negotiate a Settlement on Your Behalf
According to the Ohio Revised Code § 2305.10, the statute of limitations is generally two years in personal injury cases. That means you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver to recoup your financial losses.
You may be able to avoid a court case altogether by negotiating a financial settlement with the at-fault driver. If you can agree to a dollar amount to resolve your claim, your case will settle out of court, and you will agree to not seek additional financial recovery after you accept the settlement.
Accepting a settlement offer is always up to you. Your lawyer may review the value of your claim and the amount of money the insurance company is offering to resolve your claim. However, you—not your lawyer—always get to decide whether to accept or reject a settlement offer.
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Put a Powell Concussion Lawyer to Work on Your Claim for Compensation
If a car accident resulted in a concussion for you or a member of your family, our team may be able to help you with your case. We have been serving personal injury clients for more than 30 years, so we know how to get the job done. If you are interested in seeking financial recovery, contact the personal injury team at Bressman Law by calling (614) 538-1116 today.