What to Do After Suffering a Brain Injury in an Accident
A serious accident can be painful enough, but the types of injuries you could suffer are especially bad. From broken bones to whiplash, the damages you could face after an accident could be serious. Sadly, you might have suffered head trauma, one of the more dangerous types of accidents, and be struggling to recover.
Knowing what to do after suffering a brain injury in an accident is tough without help. You might know little about your rights to compensation, and your brain injury might make it difficult to act quickly and make decisions.
When you’ve suffered a brain injury in an accident, contact an injury lawyer from the Henry Dailey Law Firm to help you through this difficult injury. As you’re seeking medical care for your condition, reach out for legal help from our attorneys.
Seek Help for Your Brain Injury
First, you’ll need to seek the full medical care a brain injury requires. Depending on the type of accident, your head trauma could range from a mild concussion to severe damage that may require surgery. As such, you’ll need to get medical attention immediately to repair the damage and get a doctor’s opinion on your claim.
Having the exam results from your doctor can help you recover the full compensation you deserve. These will show that you’ve suffered serious injuries and need help for your recovery, which your lawyer can use to help your claim.
Calculate Your Losses
Once you’ve gotten treatment for your brain injury, you’ll then need to calculate the losses you’ve suffered because of this injury. The symptoms from traumatic brain injury can range from mild headaches to convulsions, so determining the severity of your symptoms will be important.
The impact on your life will affect the damages you receive. For example, severe damage could cause mental anguish when you’re unable to live your life normally, and you may be physically unable to return to work for some time.
As such, you’ll need to include any damages that you’ve suffered since the accident that caused your brain injury. This should include any of the following you’ve suffered:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Household services
Meet with an Alabama Personal Injury Lawyer
Dealing with head trauma is difficult, and you might not know what to do after suffering a brain injury in an accident. You might be confused and unable to function as you once did. Fortunately, however, a lawyer can help.
At the Henry Dailey Law Firm, we’ll guide you through the steps you need to take and ensure you get the proper care you need while you’re healing. We’ll even start with a free consultation, so you know we’re serious about getting you the compensation you need.
If you’re struggling with a traumatic brain injury after your accident, don’t hesitate to get the help you need for a successful claim. Give us a call at 205-995-2412 or complete the online form below to get your claim started.