In half of the cases, traumatic brain injuries result from automobile accidents. These injuries occur when a person’s skull sustains fractures or suffered forceful blows. Generally, the side effects may not be visible at the time of the injury, but they can be serious and long-lasting.
If you or someone you know has suffered brain injuries, it’s important to seek medical treatment before anything else. Once you have done so, identify the responsible party. Did the collision occur due to someone else’s negligence? Was it due to an automotive defect? Do you share some responsibility with what happened?
If the accident occurred due to someone’s carelessness or negligence, you have the following rights:
1. You have the right to get proper medical care for your injuries.
Seeking medical attention right after the accident should always be your top priority.
2. You have the right to get compensation for your injuries and other damages. You may have to cover medical bills, such as hospital stays, medication, home nursing care and doctor’s visits.
3. If you prefer an insurance settlement, you have the right not to give a statement to the other driver’s insurance provider. This prevents you from prematurely settling with an amount that may be less that what you deserve.
4.You have the right to sue. In case you don’t arrive at an agreeable settlement with the at-fault party’s insurance company, you may take your case to court.
5.You also have the right to hire an attorney on contingency to help you take legal action.