Personal Injury

Concussions and Car Accidents

Our San Antonio car accident lawyers can help you

Car accidents in San Antonio often result in very serious injuries. And right near the top of the list of the most severe injuries we deal with at Tracey Fox & Walters are head injuries due to motor vehicle accidents.

Head injuries (also often known as Traumatic Brain Injuries or "TBIs") cover a wide range. One of the most common head injuries is a concussion. Depending on the severity of your concussion, your recovery might take weeks or months, or perhaps affect you for life.

Knowing what to do after a concussion can be confusing. First and foremost, have a doctor diagnose your head injury as soon as possible. Your life could be in danger. Then contact our law firm. Our car accident attorneys can explain all the legal options available to you.

Diagnosis of a concussion may involve a neurological examination, cognitive testing, imaging tests and observation. You may need to be hospitalized for a short period of time. Treatment may vary but may include rest and pain medication. You may also need several follow-up appointments with doctors and specialists.

Medical expenses for treating a concussion can add up quickly. You may wonder how you will be able to pay your bills, especially if you are unable to work. If the negligence of another driver caused the accident that left you hurt, you shouldn’t have to pay. Our lawyers fight to hold negligent drivers accountable.

Types of concussions

Concussions are classified into three, main categories: Grade 1 (mild concussion), Grade 2 (moderate concussion) and Grade 3 (severe concussion).

  • Grade 1 concussion victims have mild symptoms that often only last a few minutes. Another important aspect of this type of concussion is injury victims do not lose consciousness after their accident.
  • Grade 2 concussions are more serious. Injury victims don't lose consciousness but the symptoms often last more than a few minutes.
  • Grade 3 concussions are the most serious type of concussion. This type of concussion involves the person losing consciousness. Symptoms can also often be more serious and can have permanent consequences.

Telling the difference between different types of concussions can be difficult. And if you make a mistake, your life could be at risk. Talk to a medical professional. Then talk to us. Our San Antonio attorneys can help you every step of the way.

How we can help

"Why do I need a lawyer if I sustained a concussion in a car accident caused by another driver?" This is a question we often hear from people who contact us after a motor vehicle accident in San Antonio or elsewhere in Texas.

The simple reason is that your car accident will likely be far more complicated than you first suspected. The driver who caused your crash will likely deny doing anything wrong. And even if they do admit fault, their insurance company will likely do everything it can to reduce or deny your accident claim.

There are many tactics they use to try to minimize your compensation. They may question the seriousness of your concussion. They may try to blame you for causing the accident. Or they’ll make a lowball settlement offer that doesn’t come close to covering all the damages you suffered in the crash.

Insurance companies have lawyers protecting their interests. You need a lawyer who will fight for what’s best for you. Our firm investigates your crash to get the facts. We know where to look for evidence that the other driver was speeding, driving recklessly, texting or under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Our legal team carefully reviews all documentation, such as accident reports and medical records. We identify and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists. Our lawyers build strong cases that insurance companies need to take seriously.

Such scare tactics don't intimidate us. We know how to negotiate with insurance companies and make them pay injury victims the money they rightfully deserve. When you have our legal team on your side, you can dictate what happens. Demand justice. Schedule your free case evaluation today at our San Antonio office.