Head injuries may occur in every type of accident, including intersection crashes, rear-end collisions, rollovers and motorcycle wrecks. Concussions and brain damage are very common and are one of the most serious accident injuries. Immediate diagnosis and urgent treatment can make a difference in long-term recovery.
Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law P.L.L.C. is an experienced boutique auto accident law firm that gives highly personalized attention to our clients. We recognize the challenges you face in the aftermath of a serious auto accident and do all we can to recover your rightful compensation. Our lawyers conduct a thorough investigation to determine what happened and who is liable for your crash. We consult with our knowledgeable team of neurologists and economics experts to understand the extent of your injuries and your resulting damages.
What You Should Know About Head Injury
You do not have to hit your head to sustain a head injury. Your brain may strike the inside of your skull during the sudden acceleration followed by sudden deceleration that happens during a crash. You, therefore, may have no outward signs of a concussion.
You also may not experience symptoms of brain damage right away. Symptoms may not manifest for several days or weeks after the crash and may only become evident to family, friends and colleagues who notice subtle changes in your memory, cognition and judgment. In many cases, only an MRI or CT scan can accurately diagnose head injury immediately after an automobile crash.
These misconceptions lead many car crash victims to forgo or delay crucial treatment. Even if you do not hit your head or notice symptoms, consult with your doctor about the potential of a head injury after a serious accident.
Consequences of a Concussion
Even a so-called “minor” concussion affects your job, relationships and quality of life. In the short term, you may experience headaches, blurred vision, memory loss and impaired cognition and balance. In addition, you risk compounding your injuries if you sustain a second concussion before the first has fully healed, making experienced medical care essential to your long-term health.
Serious Traumatic Brain Injury
Motor vehicle accidents are one of the most common causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Moderate TBI may result in permanent disabilities that range from mild to severe.
The most severe TBI can result in coma, vegetative state, minimally conscious state and brain death from which the victim may never recover. Patients require 24-hour care, often by family members whose lives are also forever changed.
Our attorneys understand the heartbreak when a loved one sustains a serious head injury. We also recognize the tremendous changes in your own life as you care for your loved one. When appropriate, we represent the patient and family members in damages recovery.
Learn More About Recovering for TBI or a Concussion
Recover damages that compensate you for the immediate and long-term losses you suffered because of a concussion or TBI. Contact Hirsch & Lyon Accident Law at 602-535-1900 to schedule a free case evaluation with our experienced Phoenix accident lawyer.