Concussions and Houston Car Accidents
How much compensation do you get for head injuries and whiplash?
Car accidents in Houston often result in serious head injuries, including concussions and other Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs). Graded on a scale of 1 to 3, concussions can range from mild (Grade 1 concussion) to moderate (Grade 2 concussion) or severe (Grade 3 concussion).
Concussions can have a significant impact on the lives of victims. If you suffered a concussion during an accident caused by a negligent driver, you deserve financial compensation. But the process of recovering compensation can be complicated. That’s why you need an experienced Houston car accident lawyer to hold negligent drivers accountable.
How do concussions happen? During a crash, a person’s head can hit the dashboard, windshield or steering wheel. If a person is not wearing a seatbelt, they can be thrown from the car and onto the ground. A concussion can also happen when a person’s head is thrust violently back and forth from the force of impact.
Depending on the severity of your concussion, you might not be able to work for several weeks or months while you recover. You or a loved one could even sustain permanent brain damage due to a severe concussion.
A concussion can be diagnosed through a neurological exam, cognitive testing, observation and other tests. Treatment may vary, but typically includes rest and medication. Doctors monitor a victim’s progress over time.
If left untreated, concussions can cause serious health problems. That's why it's important to follow the steps listed below, including contacting our law firm. Our Houston auto accident attorneys at Tracey Fox & Walters have decades of experience handling such complex cases.
What you should do if you're in a car accident
Report your accident to the police as soon as possible. That way, you'll have a written record of exactly what happened.
Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following symptoms after your car accident:
- Slurred speech
Don't try to diagnose yourself. Have a medical professional examine you as soon as possible.
Then contact our Houston law firm to discuss the details of your case.
How our car accident lawyers can help
If a negligent driver caused your crash, you would think that recovering compensation would be a pretty simple process. But in reality, it can get very complicated. One reason is that negligent drivers often deny doing anything wrong – even though they were speeding, texting behind the wheel or driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
Insurance companies are supposed to help when you’ve been hurt in an accident. But they are mostly concerned about protecting their bottom line. So they will try to keep payments low to help keep their profits high.
There are many tactics they use to try to minimize compensation. They may question the seriousness of your concussion. An adjuster may try to blame you for causing the accident. Sometimes, the insurance company will make a settlement offer soon after the crash. But it will fall far short of covering all of your damages.
When you have our experienced legal team working for you, you can demand the financial compensation you rightfully deserve for your Houston car accident. We know what evidence to look for, what questions to ask and how to compile all that information into a strong legal case.
We also frequently consult with experts in their field, who regularly analyze accident reports and medical records in search of details documenting your concussion or another type of TBI. Because without evidence, you will likely not receive the financial compensation you rightfully deserve for your Houston car accident.
Our lawyers know how to build strong cases that insurance companies have to take seriously. Many times, insurance companies choose not to fight us in court and we are able to negotiate a settlement that works for you. But if they won’t negotiate, we will be ready to take your case to trial. Our firm has a record of getting results.
You didn't do anything wrong. You shouldn't have to pay for another driver's mistakes. Schedule a free case evaluation at our Houston office and discover what our experienced attorneys can do for you. Your concussion matters at Tracey Fox & Walters.