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What to do After a Car Accident Causes a Head Injury

Car Accidents are a common cause of serious head injuries which may result in Traumatic Brain Injury.

head injury from car accident.jpgAn auto collision could happen to anyone.  Recently, just outside of Morgantown, WV, a car accident occurred on W.Va. 7 when the driver attempted to round the Wagon Wheel curve near Greer Limestone.  The vehicle left the roadway, overturned, and came to rest on its roof on the highway.

The roll-over accident was reported by another driver whose car accidentally hit the upside down vehicle on the highway.  According to news reports, the driver of the overturned car sustained a serious head injury.  Route 7 at Tyrone Road was shut down for several hours, and the accident is still under investigation.

Unfortunately, a serious head or brain injury can happen in an instant and could afflict anyone: a husband, wife, or children.  Here are some steps you can take to protect your auto insurance claim.

Steps to Take after Suffering a Head Injury from a Collision

  • Seek medical attention:  The first priority is always to seek appropriate medical attention.  Evidence is increasing which indicates that brain damage can occur even if a person does not become unconscious.  Long term, permanent brain damage can sometimes be averted by proper medical treatment.  So, it is important to be evaluated even if you think you are all right.
  • Gather as much evidence as possible:  Order a copy of your police report to check for errors and contact your insurance company to notify them of the situation.  *Do not consent to a recorded statement or sign any important paperwork until you have consulted with an experienced personal injury attorney. 
  • Record all Your Memories of the Accident:  When and how did the accident occur, details you remember about the accident and all that happened after it, what you were doing at the time of the accident, what the other drivers were doing, and what medical treatment you received.
  • Find an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney:  Locate a Board Certified trial lawyer in your state with credentials and a track record indicative of experience and success.  If you can't remember certain details, that's okay, but always be completely honest about everything.
  • Do Not Post Anything on Social Media about the Accident:  We have seen seriously injured people ruin their own case by posting seemingly "innocent" statements about their accident and activities following the accident.  Don't let this happen to you.  Be proactive about protecting your legitimate injury claim.

Remember, some symptoms may not show up right away and brain injuries are sometimes misdiagnosed.  If you believe you have been seriously injured in a collision, you need an advocate on your side to gain your best financial recovery.  You may be eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and future medical treatments. 

Questions?  Call the Robinette Legal Group, PLLC to schedule a free consultation today.  1-304-594-1800 or after hours, 1-304-216-6695.

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