Even though vehicles are better constructed than ever before, people still suffer from devastating head injuries every day. There is only so much that can be done to keep the head from impacting hard surfaces in a vehicle. Unfortunately, head injuries can be both devastating and tricky to deal with so read on and find out more. 

Understanding Head Injuries

Even mild head impacts can cause victims to suffer from dangerous medical problems. To make matters worse, some head injuries don't become apparent right away. That means the victim could be checked out at an emergency room after an accident and return home, never knowing that a ticking time bomb could be in store. Head injury symptoms may appear right away or in a few weeks. If you have been in an accident, watch for these signs that you need to seek medical treatment:

  • Vomiting
  • Headaches
  • Vision problems such as double vision, cloudy vision, or blurred vision
  • Sudden mood changes
  • Feeling confused, unable to remember words or people, and having difficulty speaking.

And more.

Permanent Brain Conditions

Many head injuries get better with time. Some victims, however, experience long-term problems after a car accident head injury. Brains can recover in some cases, but many victims won't be able to attain the same standard of enjoyment of life as they experience before the accident. They may never be unable to work at their jobs anymore because of the cognitive deficits associated with the brain injury.

Compensation After a Head Injury

Some victims will require ongoing care for a very long time. Therefore, it's vital that victims don't agree to an accident settlement that leaves them lacking in future care. Speak to a car accident lawyer so that you can be assured of being paid what you deserve. You are owed for several forms of damage, including:

  • All medical expenses, both past and future
  • Lost wages and lost career opportunities if unable to work again
  • Pain and suffering for the devastating effect of the injury on the victim and their loved ones
  • Payment to outfit vehicles and homes to accommodate the victim and their needs

And more.

Let an Attorney Handle Everything

Those impacted by a head injury, whether permanent or not, will need a personal injury lawyer to help them get paid. This type of attorney understands what the future could hold for a victim, and they know how much they are owed as a result.

Find out more by speaking to a personal injury law firm like Farrar Hennesy & Tanner LLC.