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What Should I Do if a Car Accident Caused My Brain Injury?

Car Accident Brain Injury

Following a car accident, you may be overwhelmed by many emotions. You may wonder if your life will return to normal, especially if you have a severe injury, such as a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In some cases, you might be able to pursue a legal case if you were injured by a negligent party.

For some people, it will take time and plenty of hard work developing a strong personal injury case. A permanent injury can change your life completely, and you may not even be able to work again. That is why it is of great importance to seek reputable legal representation if you have a severe car accident injury.

What is a TBI?

A TBI is caused by a severe blow to the head, often from a solid object that disrupts the natural functions of the brain. In a car accident, a TBI can occur when a person is traveling at a high speed and comes to a sudden stop, resulting in the brain moving back and forth inside the skull.

Brain injuries are not as easy to diagnose as broken bones or other ailments. Head trauma often goes undiagnosed. A TBI can linger long after the accident has taken place.

What are the Symptoms of a TBI?

After a car accident, you should seek immediate medical care. It is important to monitor any symptoms. Some symptoms of a TBI include:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue or drowsiness
  • Problems with speech
  • Dizziness or loss of balance
  • Blurred vision
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Inability to smell

Symptoms may not appear right away, which is why it is critical to seek medical attention after any type of accident.

Time Constraint

If you have been involved in a car accident, you should know that there is a time limit when it comes to filing a car accident lawsuit, which is known as the statute of limitations. In Delaware, you have two years from the date of your car accident to file a lawsuit, otherwise, you run the risk of your case getting tossed from court. Consulting an experienced lawyer is an important step when you wish to pursue a legal case for a TBI related to a car accident.

Wilmington Car Accident Lawyers at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. Advocate on Behalf of Those Suffering From Accident-Related TBIs

The extent of damage caused by a traumatic brain injury from a car accident can be severe. That is why you need the legal help of our compassionate Wilmington car accident lawyers at Jacobs & Crumplar, P.A. Call us at 302-656-5445 or complete our online form for more information and to schedule a free consultation today. We are located in Wilmington and Millsboro, Delaware, and we serve clients throughout Dover, New Castle County, and Sussex County.