Blacking out after hitting your head in a car accident is a serious matter. It’s a sign that you’ve suffered a brain injury. Early treatment can prevent the worsening of brain injuries, and so can compensation. Our brain injury lawyers can get you the compensation you deserve.
The consequences of a brain injury can be life-altering, and you deserve to get paid for it if someone else caused your brain injury. Pendleton Law will investigate your accident to see if you’re eligible for compensation, then fight aggressively to get you the full amount you deserve.
Causes of Brain Injuries
Did you know that over two million people have brain-related emergency room visits every year in the United States? Negligent accidents cause many of these, which means victims can seek compensation. Here are some of the common causes we see.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Even with modern safety features, it’s still possible to get a head injury in a motor vehicle accident. All it takes is enough force if you’re in a vehicle. Pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists are at significant risk for brain injuries in accidents since they have little protection.
If you black out, feel dizzy, or feel like you’ve been concussed after your accident, see a doctor immediately for a checkup for brain injuries. The shock of the accident can keep symptoms from appearing for a while. By then, it may be too late to halt the spread of the damage.
The number one cause of a brain injury accident is a fall, accounting for nearly half of all ER visits involving a brain injury. Premises liability involving children and the elderly is a real possibility in these cases. We can help you sue the property owner.
Falls can happen at work too, especially on construction sites or in warehouses. There are also plenty of opportunities for objects to fall on your head, or to bang your head on a piece of equipment. Industrial accidents like a plant explosion can also send workers flying or throw metal shrapnel into someone’s head.
If you are hurt as a victim of crime, you can sue the criminal for damages. This can be tough if they do not have a lot of assets, but it never hurts to investigate. If someone shoots you in the head or hits you in the head with a weapon and you live, you could get a brain injury.
If you had a loved one die because of a brain injury for one of these causes, we wish to extend our deepest condolences. You may be able to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of your loved one. Our wrongful death attorneys can help you with this process.
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Signs You Cannot Ignore
After your accident, you’ll notice aches and pains that you didn’t at the time of the wreck. It’s the nature of the body to protect itself from immediate pain. You might shrug off some of the pain, but there are some signs you shouldn’t ignore. See a doctor if you have any of these brain injury symptoms following your accident:
- Trouble thinking or concentrating
- Mood and behavior changes
- Ongoing headaches and nausea
- Sensitivity to light, sound, and other sensory stimuli
- Amnesia of any kind
- Fluid leaking from eyes, ears, or nose
- Coordination issues
- Vision problems
Any of these can point to a brain injury getting worse. See a doctor to get your symptoms documented and to start treatment if you notice these. If you get diagnosed with a brain injury, your next step is to call a brain injury lawyer for advice.
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How Our Brain Injury Lawyers Can Help You
Proving that someone else’s negligence caused your injury can be tough without legal help. Getting the proper amount of compensation is even harder. All brain injuries should be treated as a serious injury. Don’t shrug it off as minor and try to settle it on your own.
Insurance companies are always looking for ways to pay as little as possible. A brain injury lawyer knows the tactics they use and how to counter them. They can give you advice on how to handle them and what you need to do to maximize your chances of success.
There are also avenues of compensation that you may not know how to access, like how to calculate the value of non-economic damages or know how to ask for punitive damages in court. You do not need the stress of working on claims or trying to represent yourself in trial if you have a brain injury. Let us handle it instead.
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If you live in Wytheville and suffered an accident that caused a brain injury, call the Pendleton Law Team for a free consultation. We can speak with you or your representative even if you’re in the hospital. One free call will get your compensation process started.
You have two years from the date of your accident to file a claim before the court can deny all compensation. The sooner you start, the better your chances of receiving compensation. Don’t delay. Call now or contact us online to schedule an appointment.
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