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Holding at-fault drivers responsible for traumatic head injuries

There is no doubt that drivers in Kentucky can make mistakes on the road. In fact, with so many large interstates and busy areas of the state, it’s easy to see how errors could be made and crashes could be caused.

No matter what the cause of a collision is, the reality is that a crash can cause life-changing injuries. If you hit your head in the collision or suffer from a brain injury due to whiplash or penetrating objects, then you deserve to be treated fairly and to seek the compensation you deserve.

Your injuries are traumatic and deserve care

Head and brain injuries are traumatic and require medical care as soon as possible. You may have serious symptoms such as:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Weakness and fatigue
  • Changes in vision
  • Short- or long-term memory loss
  • Trouble communicating
  • Changes in your vision

These symptoms must be addressed as soon as possible. There is a potential that the swelling and damage to the brain could leave you with lasting injuries and disabilities.

When you suffer a brain injury, medical costs soar

The cost of treating a traumatic brain injury will vary, but you should expect to have significant medical bills, a loss of income if you cannot return to work, expenses related to making changes in your home to make it more accessible, and to see other financial impacts in your life. It’s reasonable to want to hold someone accountable for those financial losses, and you should.

Holding an at-fault driver responsible for your injuries

Even if the driver is not convicted for a criminal act, like drunk driving, you have the option to pursue a claim against them or their insurance. When you make a personal injury claim, you’ll need your medical information as well as information on the financial losses you’ve suffered so far.

The insurance company may try to settle early, but you should wait until you know the true value of your case before settling. That way, you will get as much as possible out of your case and have the financial support you need as you move forward.