Brain Injury Lawyers Supporting Car Accident Victims in Washington, DC
Injure your head in a crash? Our attorneys will help you seek justice
Our Washington, DC car accident lawyers are strong advocates for people who have sustained head or brain injuries in collisions. An injury such as a TBI (traumatic brain injury) or concussion can change your quality of life forever. Through no fault of your own, you may get hurt in a car crash and never be the same. A head injury can range in severity from something as simple as a bump or bruise to a skull fracture. Whether you've suffered a concussion, skull fracture or head wound after your collision, a Washington, DC car crash attorney can help you hold the at-fault driver responsible. You may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Mike Slocumb Law Firm today for a free consultation.
A head injury from a car crash doesn't have to be a gushing wound for it to be serious, and a brain injury doesn't have to cause permanent damage for it to have a negative impact on your quality of life. The severity of your head injury depends on a lot of different factors. Some common indications you've suffered a minor head or brain injury are:
- Minor confusion
- Feeling lightheaded
- Short-term ringing in the ears
- Feeling nauseous
If you've suffered a major head or brain injury, such as a TBI or concussion, you may have some of the above symptoms along with:
- Blacking out
- Clear fluid leaking from the ears or nose
- Throwing up
- Stubborn headaches
- Headaches that get worse
- Loss of balance/coordination
- Severe disorientation
- Inability to focus/irregular eye movement
- Loss of muscle control
- Loss of memory
- Mood swings
"How much compensation can I get for my head or brain injury?"
If you've suffered a head or brain injury in a car accident that was someone else's fault, you are probably eligible for compensation. Washington, DC has a no-fault insurance system, which means if you get into a car accident, you must file a claim with your own insurance company, regardless of who's responsible. Many times, people don't have enough coverage on their policy to take care of all their expenses, especially those who've suffered a severe head injury or a TBI, like a concussion.
Your own insurance also doesn't cover things like pain and suffering, disfigurement, or disability. If that's the case, you have the option of taking legal action against the other driver. In order to receive compensation, the other driver must be found 100 percent responsible for the collision. Though there are some exceptions, crash victims also can't file a claim with their own insurance company and take action against the at-fault driver. They must choose one option or the other.
So how much is the average settlement for a head or brain injury? The answer is, it depends. Every case is different, and every outcome is different. Compensation could be in the thousands, or it could potentially be in the millions. Therefore, it's so critical to get a Washington, DC car accident lawyer in your corner, fighting for what you deserve. Contact the Mike Slocumb Law Firm today for a free consultation.