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Head Injuries – Maine Car Accident Lawyers

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Some of the most serious types of injuries that can happen during a car accident are head injuries. They often require extensive treatment and can be life changing. Recovering financial compensation can be complicated, however. That’s why you need an experienced car accident lawyer from at Jabar LaLiberty & Dubord, LLC on your side.

The force of impact during a crash can cause drivers and passengers to hit their heads on a hard surface – such as the dashboard, steering wheel, windshield or door. Head injuries are especially concerning because they carry the risk of injury to the brain, which is the processing center for everything we do and think.

What are the symptoms of a head injury?

A head injury can result in concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Some symptoms may appear right away, but others can take days or weeks to appear. Symptoms can include:

  • Headaches
  • Slurred speech
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Memory problems
  • Changes in mood or behavior
  • Nausea
  • Problems sleeping

How long after head injury does a concussion occur?

In most people, symptoms occur within the first 7-10 days and go away within three months, but in some cases, they can last for over a year.

That’s why it is so important to see a doctor after you’ve been in a car accident because a doctor can take a CT scan. CT, or computed tomography, scans are X-rays that use hi-tech computers to produce pictures of the head and brain to detect bleeding, swelling, skull fractures or other brain injuries. It’s important to understand that in most cases involving head injury, there will not be any positive imaging findings, even with the presence of post-concussion symptoms.

Why do I need an attorney for my head injury?

Extensive treatment may be required to treat a head injury and can include surgery, hospitalization and medication. People with a head injury may also require home health care. The expenses for treating a head injury can quickly become overwhelming. The person with the injury is unable to work, so there is less income coming in.

If a driver’s negligence caused the accident that gave you a serious head injury, you should be financially compensated, but recovering compensation can be a very frustrating and difficult process. For one thing, negligent drivers typically don’t accept responsibility and deny doing anything wrong.

Don’t expect the insurance companies to help. Their main concern is making money. To keep their profits high, they may challenge the extent of your injuries or question the need for certain treatment. They may even blame you for causing the accident, to pay you as little as possible, if at all.

Our car accident lawyers fight to help you recover compensation

A head injury can result in concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Some symptoms may appear right away, but others can take days or weeks to appear. Symptoms can include:

  • Headaches
  • Slurred speech
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Memory problems
  • Changes in mood or behavior
  • Nausea
  • Problems sleeping

Extensive treatment may be required to treat a head injury and can include surgery, hospitalization and medication. People with a head injury may also require home health care. The expenses for treating a head injury can quickly become overwhelming. The person with the injury is unable to work, so there is less income coming in.

If a negligent driver caused the accident that left you or a loved one with a head injury, you deserve financial compensation. Recovering compensation can be a very frustrating and difficult process. For one thing, negligent drivers typically don’t accept responsibility and deny doing anything wrong.

Don’t expect the insurance companies to help. Their main concern is making money. To keep their profits as high as possible, they will try to pay you as little as possible. They may challenge the extent of your injuries or question the need for certain treatment. They may even blame you for causing the accident.

Millions recovered for Mainers

Our Portland car accident lawyers fight for your rights to help you recover the financial compensation you need and deserve. We know the tactics used by insurance companies to limit your compensation and we don’t tolerate them. Our firm has been fighting for the injured in Maine since 1979. We are committed to helping you get the best possible outcome.

Our legal team investigates your accident and gathers evidence that proves a negligent driver caused the crash that left you injured. Our lawyers carefully review medical records and accident reports. We identify and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts and other specialists.

We know the impact a head injury can have on accident victims and their families – physically, emotionally and financially. It can be extremely difficult for families to meet the costs of medical care. Our attorneys determine the total damages you have suffered as a result of head injury. This includes current and future medical expenses, lost wages and other damages such as pain and suffering.

Our attorneys build a strong case that insurance companies can’t ignore. Many times, insurance companies agree to negotiate a settlement rather than face us in court.

If you or a loved one suffered a head injury in a car accident, talk to the attorneys that people in Maine trust. Contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced car accident lawyers in Waterville and Portland. We can review the details of your case, answer your questions and go over your legal options.

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