Lawyer for Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries
Get attorney John S. Williams and get the compensation you deserve
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (or mTBI) that impacts brain functioning, which is why it is considered one of the most severe types of car accident injuries. Along with bicycle accidents, car accidents are among the leading causes of concussions and severe head injuries.
Concussions occur when a blow to the head causes an injury to the brain. With that in mind, it’s easy to see why drivers are at risk of suffering a concussion in a crash. If you’re involved in a car accident, your head can strike the dashboard, steering wheel, window, or another part of the car and cause trauma. You may also get a concussion if your head is thrown violently forward and backward during the accident.
Concussion treatment will vary depending on your diagnosis but may include rest, medication to help you sleep, a neurological examination, cognitive testing, observation, and other concussion tests.
If you suffered a concussion in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, it can affect you physically, emotionally, and financially. The person who caused your brain injury should be held responsible for all your accident-related damages, but sometimes the process of recovering compensation isn’t as easy as it should be.
The insurance company for the at-fault driver may question the severity of your injury or claim that you are partially to blame, which will impact the amount of compensation you’ll be able to recover. Worse yet, they may deny your claim and try to give you nothing at all.
If you suffered a concussion or some other type of brain injury in a car accident, call The Law Offices of John S. Williams, LLC right away for a free consultation. Attorney John S. Williams is an experienced personal injury lawyer who treats clients like family and will aggressively advocate for your best interests. Whether it’s in settlement negotiations or in court in front of a judge and jury, he will fight for what’s right, what’s fair and what’s just.
What are the symptoms of a concussion or mTBI?
According to the Mayo Clinic, common signs and symptoms of a concussion include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Slurred speech
- Memory loss
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Feeling nauseous
- Blurred vision
- Confusion and disorientation
- Feeling dizzy
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Problems sleeping
While you can typically recover from a concussion within a few weeks, those who develop post-concussion syndrome experience symptoms that persist beyond three months. If you were in a car accident and you’re experiencing any symptoms of a concussion, you should seek immediate medical attention.
What is a traumatic brain injury?
A traumatic brain injury is a medical term that’s used to describe a variety of head and brain injuries. Some of the most common traumatic brain injuries that occur in car accidents include:
- Edema (swelling of the brain)
- Hematoma (blood clotting in the brain)
- Hemorrhage (bleeding of the brain)
- Skull fracture
Traumatic brain injuries can lead to permanent brain damage, and if not treated promptly, may result in death.
Let a lawyer fight for you and get results
Cases involving concussions and traumatic brain injuries are often complex because the true cost of your accident-related expenses must include the long-term impact of your head injury. You may receive a settlement offer that looks fair now, but then discover later on that it doesn’t even come close to meeting your financial needs. Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer is one way you can avoid leaving money on the table.
Attorney John S. Williams has the knowledge and experience to accurately calculate the total cost of all your damages and build a strong case on your behalf that gets results. He will stand by your side throughout the whole process and keep your best interests at heart as he fights to get you the compensation you need and deserve. Learn how he can help you.
Located on Canal Street, The Law Offices of John S. Williams serves clients in New Orleans and offers legal representation on a contingency fee basis. That means you pay don’t pay us anything unless we make a financial recovery in your case. Contact us today to find out more.