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Common Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury After a Car Accident

Posted in Car Accidents,Personal Injury on October 15, 2019

Head injuries impact many victims throughout South Florida every day. You can suddenly be hurt while traveling in your car, at work, or participating in a recreational activity. It’s important to seek medical attention immediately if you or a loved one are injured in a serious accident. Getting better may require significant and long-term treatment. Our attorneys have worked on many cases where one or numerous victims may have a traumatic brain injury after a car accident. You must take a brain injury seriously, and getting adequate medical help is necessary for a successful recovery. Contact your attorney as soon as possible if you may have suffered a head injury through the negligence of another person. Our team can help you understand your options as you seek compensation for injuries you sustained in a traffic accident.

Contact the Law Offices of David I. Fuchs to speak with a knowledgeable Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyer. We understand how your life can be disrupted and how important compensation is for you and your family. Call us today at (954) 568-3636 or use our online form.

Signs That You Might Be Suffering From a Traumatic Brain Injury

A car accident can be extremely violent, and you may have numerous injuries. Broken bones and deep cuts must be quickly addressed by first responders or at an emergency room. While these injuries are obvious, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is often unnoticed at first. This is understandable since the scene of an accident can be extremely chaotic to say the least. Being aware that you or a loved one can have a TBI is important if you’re going to fully recover from the harm you sustained.

Even a relatively mild impact to your head or neck can cause brain damage. Loss of consciousness, dizziness, or headaches are common signs of a TBI. However, these symptoms are not always present in the event of a brain injury. Other signs that you may be suffering from a TBI include:

  • Lightheadedness
  • Vertigo or problems with coordination
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Unequally dilated pupils
  • Clear fluid draining from your ears or nose
  • Slurred speech
  • Bad taste in your mouth
  • Loss or greatly reduced sense of smell
  • Mood changes or increased agitation or anxiety
  • Difficulty concentrating or making decisions

Steps to Take if You May Be Showing Symptoms of A Traumatic Brain Injury

You and your passengers can suffer significant harm in the event of an automobile accident. The scene of your accident can be very dangerous in the minutes that follow your collision. The first thing you must do, if at all possible, is attempt to get to safety. Car accident scenes can be littered with sharp objects, and other vehicles may fail to slow down as they pass your car. After getting to safety, steps to take after potentially sustaining a traumatic brain injury in a car accident include:

  • Call for emergency help – Call 911 and inform the first responders that your injuries may include damage from head trauma. If possible, give the police an account of what happened.
  • Contact your lawyer – A lawyer can work with police and insurance companies to find out what happened and secure financial damages to help you during your recovery. Your lawyer can help you with all aspects of your recovery, so do not delay in calling.
  • Maintain written records of your accident – Write down details and witness information regarding your accident and share this with your lawyer. This can help build your case, and writing things down will help you remember them as time goes on.
  • Keep up with your medical treatment – Successful treatment for traumatic brain injuries can take time. It’s important to follow up with your doctors and to keep them informed regarding any symptoms of TBI or other harm resulting from your accident.

The Law Offices of David I. Fuchs Can Help You After a Car Accident

It’s important to act without delay after you or a loved one have been in a serious car accident. Your physical and financial recovery can be greatly hindered if you wait too long. Florida’s statute of limitations law will not let you recover from a legal claim for personal injury if you wait more than four years. Unfortunately, insurance companies may seek to stall your case before paying you in hopes that you’ll just accept a low financial settlement offer. For these reasons it’s very important to have a skilled Florida car accident lawyer. Insurance companies do not wish to go to trial only to lose a large judgement. Therefore, they are much more likely to offer you an acceptable settlement if you have legal representation with a proven record of success.

Our firm has represented many people injured through no fault of their own. We understand how to work with police and doctors to build a strong case for damages for you and your family. We also know that you cannot wait for professional treatment to address a potential brain injury. Contact theLaw Offices of David I. Fuchs to speak with a Fort Lauderdale car accident lawyer about your injuries and how we can help you. Don’t hesitate to call our office today at (954) 568-3636 or use our online form.