Concussions and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
Our highly respected McAllen car accident lawyers can help you with your head injury
Concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are some of the most common – and most serious – types of car accident injuries. In an instant, you or a loved one can sustain a serious head injury in a car accident caused by another driver. Suddenly, you may be in severe pain. You might not even be able to think clearly.
If you or a family member sustained a serious head injury in a car accident, it’s critical that you receive immediate medical care. It’s also important to fully understand your rights and the legal options available to you. That’s where we come in. At Karam Law Firm, our highly respected McAllen car accident attorneys can help you every step of the way.
We know how to handle cases involving concussions and other head injuries because we’ve been doing this work for decades. Attorney Aizar J. Karam Jr. has more than 24 years of experience defending the rights of people hurt in accidents. He knows the law. He understands how the system works. That’s why people in Hidalgo County and throughout Rio Grande Valley rely on us after their serious car accident.
What is a concussion?
A concussion is a medical term for an injury to the brain often caused by a blow to the head. In terms of car accidents, concussions often occur when someone’s head strikes the dashboard or another part of the car. A car accident concussion can also occur if someone’s head is violently thrashed forward and backward during the accident.
Symptoms of a concussion often include:
- Memory loss
- Nausea or vomiting
If something doesn’t seem right after a car accident, seek immediate medical treatment. It’s also important to realize that some symptoms may not appear right away. So, if your accident occurred several days ago and you’re just now starting to experience some of these symptoms, see a doctor right away. You could have a serious concussion.
What is a traumatic brain injury?
TBI is term used to describe a wide range of head injuries and injuries to the brain. Some of the most common TBIs associated with car accidents include:
- Edema (swelling in the brain)
- Hematoma (blood clotting in the brain)
- Hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain)
- Skull fracture (break of the skull bone)
A traumatic brain injury is a very serious matter. Permanent brain damage often occurs as a result of a TBI. If not treated right away, many TBIs can be fatal. That’s why it’s important to have a medical professional evaluate you right away after your car accident for a potential head injury.
Why are car accident cases involving concussions or TBIs so complicated?
Car accidents that result in a concussion or another type of TBI often turn out to be very complicated legal cases. Some of the reasons why include:
- The driver who caused your accident denies doing anything wrong.
- The at-fault driver claims you caused the accident.
- The other driver’s insurance company denies your accident claim.
- The family member who sustained a head injury can’t remember the car accident.
There are so many different legal issues that can come up when dealing with a head injury caused by a car accident. That’s why you need our legal team on your side, fighting for your rights. We know how to handle complex cases. We know what questions to ask and what evidence to look for. We often frequently work with experts who can evaluate your case in detail. If necessary, we may even recommend seeing a medical specialist who can further evaluate your head injury. There’s a reason why our lawyers are highly respected throughout the Rio Grande Valley. We go the extra mile in pursuit of justice.
Your car accident injury matters. We can help you. Call Karam.
Take your traumatic brain injury seriously right from the start. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation. Attorney Karam or another one of our experienced McAllen car accident lawyers can answer your questions and explain your legal options. You can count on Karam when it matters most.