Concussions and Auto Accidents
Our Texas Car Accident Lawyers Explains What You Need To Know
Injuries caused by car accidents in Texas can often be severe. And among the most severe injuries drivers and passengers sustain in crashes are concussions, a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI).
The effects of a concussion can be deceptive. Sometimes, head injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents can appear mild at first. Or perhaps you have constant headaches, headaches that won’t go away or delayed headaches that appear several days or weeks after your accident. What people might not realize is many seemingly mild concussions turn out to be severe, life-altering injuries.
If you or a loved one has sustained a concussion in a car accident, it's critical that you receive medical care immediately. Then contact us. Our experienced Texas auto accident attorneys at Tracey & Fox can help you every step of the way after your crash.
Types of Concussions
Concussions can cover a wide range of severity. In general, doctors classify concussions into three categories: Grade 1 (mild concussion), Grade 2 (moderate concussion) and Grade 3 (severe concussion).
- Grade 1/mild concussions involve no loss of consciousness and symptoms that only last temporarily for a few minutes.
- Grade 2/moderate concussions have symptoms that last more than a few minutes but the injured person still does not lose consciousness.
- Grade 3/severe concussions result in the injured person losing consciousness and often more permanent symptoms, including brain damage.
Even a seemingly mild concussion is a potentially serious injury. That's why it's so important to see a medical professional right away if you sustain a head injury in an auto accident.
Concussions are not always obvious right away. Sometimes, the symptoms can be subtle. That's why it's important to have a doctor examine you as soon as possible after a head injury. Some of the most common symptoms of a concussion include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Slurred speech
Don't try to diagnose yourself. Have a medical professional examine you or a loved one right away. Then contact our law firm as soon as possible.
If another driver caused your crash, you shouldn't have to pay for your accident-related expenses. The other driver or the other driver's insurance company should be held responsible for compensating you.
In most cases, accident victims are eligible to receive financial compensation for medical expenses, lost income, lost future earnings, physical therapy and other accident-related expenses. You may also be eligible to receive compensation for pain and suffering.
Our attorneys can help you understand how much money your Texas car accident is worth. We know because we have a strong track record of success. Case results matter here. Find out how we can help you. Schedule an appointment at one of our three offices in Dallas, Houston or San Antonio.