Were you injured in a car accident in Worthington that was caused by another driver’s negligence, carelessness, or recklessness? If your injuries include a concussion, you could be left with long-term and costly medical expenses. You could also be forced to miss time at your place of employment. You may be entitled to recoup both of these injury-related expenses and losses from the driver who caused the accident.
A Worthington concussion lawyer may be able to help you identify the at-fault driver, hold them financially accountable for their actions, and receive the financial compensation you are entitled to. When you are ready to start building a claim for financial compensation, contact the personal injury team at Bressman Law by calling (614) 538-1116 today.
A Concussion Requires Emergency Medical Care
According to the Cleveland Clinic research, a concussion is “a mild traumatic brain injury” that is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Because a concussion can cause serious cognitive and functional damage, prompt treatment is crucial. Cleveland Clinic goes on to recommend emergency treatment for a concussion that exhibits one or more of these symptoms:
- Severe or worsening headache
- Seizures or convulsions
- Loss of consciousness
- Severe dizziness or vertigo
- Persistent vomiting
- Cognitive confusion
- Bloody or watery discharge from the ears or nose
- Numb or weakened limbs
- Irrational behavioral changes
- Fatigue or fainting
While you are in the emergency room, answer any questions members of your health care team have about your injuries, pain levels, prior medical conditions, and medication allergies. Avoid answering any other questions or making statements about the accident or the cause of the accident. Simply answer medical questions. You may want to consult with one of our team members before answering any questions or making any statements about the cause of the collision.
The Long-Term Effects of Concussions
Some concussion patients will suffer from what the Merck Manual calls post-concussion syndrome. Post-concussion syndrome can last for weeks and leave its victims with damaging after-effects such as:
- Persistent headaches
- Difficulty sleeping
- Short-term memory loss
- Cognitive difficulties
- Light and noise sensitivity
- Irritability and mood swings
The physical and cognitive results of post-concussion syndrome may vary according to the severity of your injury. You may require extended periods of rest and careful monitoring, which can make it difficult or impossible for you to return to work to support yourself and your family.
A Worthington concussion lawyer may be able to make sure the income you miss when you cannot work is recovered as part of your financial compensation claim. Contact the case review team at Bressman Law by calling (614) 538-1116 to start building a comprehensive list of your injury-related expenses today.
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Assess the Full Value of Your Recoverable Damages
The financial aftermath of the car accident that led to your concussion should be covered by the at-fault driver. It should not create a financial hardship for you or your family. According to Ohio Revised Code Section 2315.18, the financial damages you may be entitled to recover after a car accident in Worthington include:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Current and future loss of income
- Property repair or replacement
- Physical pain and suffering
- Physical disability or disfigurement
- Mental and emotional anguish
The accident that caused your concussion may have financial expenses and losses that are unique to you. You should not be left with out-of-pocket costs for an accident someone else caused. Your lawyer may be able to help you assess the full cost of your concussion and other injuries and ensure your claim is not undervalued or underpaid.
Do Not Wait To Make Your Request For Financial Recovery
After a car accident—especially one that leaves you with cognitive injuries like a concussion—the time you have to file a personal injury lawsuit can pass by quickly. Because Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10 generally limits the amount of time you have to file your lawsuit to two years, our team is ready to focus on filing your claim on time while you focus on your physical recovery.
If you do not file your claim within the allotted time, you risk being unable to file it at all. If that happens, the full financial impact of the accident may fall onto your shoulders. Our team may be able to help ensure your lawsuit complies with the statute of limitations in Ohio and that you do not run out of time to file your lawsuit.
We May Help You Acquire Supporting Documents and Evidence
When a car accident leads to a concussion or other head injury, it can be difficult to fully participate in your personal injury claim. Our team may request supporting documents and evidence from you. Ask a friend or family for help gathering the following:
- Official crash report
- Medical records
- Medical bills
- Employment records
- Salary history
- Witness statements
- Photos of your injuries
- Photos of your damaged vehicle
Obtain these documents and photos as soon as we request them. If you need help obtaining them, let a Bressman Law team member know right away. We may be able to help you prove the cause and effect of the collision that led to your concussion and ensure the at-fault driver is held financially responsible for his actions.
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It Is Possible to Recover Physically and Financially from a Concussion
With time, rest, and careful observation, you can likely recover from the physical effects of a concussion. Additionally, a lawyer may be able to help you navigate the process of seeking financial recovery from the at-fault driver. Our team works hard on your behalf to get the job done by providing you with warm, supportive care.
The guidance and direction of a Worthington concussion lawyer may help you fight for the full financial recovery you are entitled to. When you are ready to seek financial compensation from the driver who caused your accident, contact the personal injury team at Bressman Law by calling (614) 538-1116 today.