One of the most common injuries sustained from a car accident is a concussion. Due to the force of the impact, you are likely to hit the wheel with your head or shake/twist your neck hard enough to end up with a concussion. It is a traumatic brain injury, which can be serious and life-threatening in some situations.
In the majority of situations, it is not life-threatening and is easily treated. If you ended up with a concussion after a car accident, you may still seek compensation. Here is how much you should look to get, after taking the following into consideration.
Type of Concussion
There are many different types of concussions. Basically, any injury to the brain that results from a bump or hitting your head is called a concussion. Depending on the force of the impact, you could end up getting a mild concussion or a serious one, which threatens additional brain injuries.
Once damage to your brain has been done, the doctors will take a look at you and file a report. You will receive proper treatment (assuming that you or someone else called the ambulance after the accident) and the doctor will tell you what to do next.
Do not by any means neglect your injuries, even if you think that it is just a mild concussion. Additional symptoms may show up later on, and proving that they resulted from an injury may be quite difficult without a doctor’s report.
The most common symptoms of a concussion involve:
- Mood changes
- Getting dizzy
- Ringing in the ears
- Loss of consciousness
- Feeling nauseous
- Constant mood changes
- Changes in your sleep pattern
- Memory loss
- Constant headaches
If you have anything of the above mentioned after an accident, the chances are that you have a concussion. Call the ambulance, get the help you deserve, and then call your attorney to deal with the legal aspect of your injury. If you need an attorney and do not have one, our car accident lawyer in Los Angeles is at your service and only one phone call away.
Compensation For The Following
Once you have been checked, you may seek compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of wages due to inability to work
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Pain and suffering
Once everything is taken into consideration, your attorney will be able to calculate an amount that you should receive if proven a victim. Again, it all depends on the severity of the injuries you sustained, and how much work and income you have lost since that day. Normally, these settlements are between $10,000 and $50,000. In some rare cases where a victim is estimated to develop additional conditions as a result of the accident, the settlement can be significantly higher.
In order to receive a fair settlement, contact the Law Offices of Howard Craig Kornberg today; schedule your free initial consultation, and learn how you can receive the settlement you deserve. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise, and even if you are offered a deal by the insurance company, the chances are that it won’t be nearly as close to the full value of your case. Keep that in mind before you put your signature down on those papers.