Out of 1.4 million people, 280,000 people in the United States will receive a traumatic brain injury from a car accident every year. These injuries can range anywhere from mild to severe and immediate medical attention is the best way to catch them before they become a serious problem. Whiplash is one of the most common injuries in these accidents, which can surprisingly be very damaging to the brain. You could be knocked unconscious or even experience a coma. What types of damages should you expect to receive when you have been injured in a serious car accident?
When you receive a brain injury in a car accident, there are many different types of symptoms that can put you at risk as well as cause long-term effects. For instance, you may experience loss of consciousness, traumatic amnesia, a concussion, and more. Because of this, you may have many medical appointments and lose time at work, which can put you in dire financial strain. Now you can find out what damages may be available to you in your situation.
Medical Expenses: Your head injury may be very minor or it may be extremely serious, but in any event, you will probably receive medical attention at some point in the process. Medical expenses can mean expenses for many things including physical therapy, ambulance fees, consultations with professionals, permanent disability, and more. Your attorney may help you calculate the likely costs of all your medical treatment.
Pain and Suffering: If you experienced physical or mental distress as the result of your accident, you may receive pain and suffering damages. States handle pain and suffering differently, which is why you must speak to an attorney about your options.
Lost Wages: When you receive a TBI from a car accident, you may lose earning capacity through your work. You may have an inability to work due to your injuries or you may lose time attending various therapy sessions relating to your accident. When you can’t earn your usual wages, you may file your claim to receive money that you lost out on, what you would have earned in the future, and more.
Loss of Companionship: If you are married, an injury may have affected you in a way that coincides with the affection that you can give your spouse. Your uninjured spouse may claim these damages.
If you have been injured in a car accident and received a TBI, your accident may have caused you lasting effects that will have a direct impact on your life. Because of this, you should seek the help of an attorney immediately. Call us today at Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi for more!