Brain injuries are all too common in auto accidents and can have very serious consequences, even when the injury isn’t visibly obvious and the accident itself was not a major accident with heavy vehicle damage. And, your brain injuries can be the injuries that cause you the most harm and suffering, the most debilitating injuries you live with for the rest of your life, even if you have other serious injuries that draw all of the attention.
Maybe you have suffered amputation or numerous broken bones and fractures. You may have suffered life-threatening burns and narrowly escaped death spending weeks or months in the hospital. But it is the invisible brain injury that can cause personality changes, make it impossible to complete the tasks you begin, rob you of your former ability to earn a living and of the relationships that you cherish.
Proving Brain Injuries
When seeking compensation for your auto accident injuries, your brain injuries may be the injuries with the highest life-long costs. The insurance company will try to downplay the seriousness of your injury and its consequences. Brain injuries and their consequences are harder to prove than other injuries for many reasons. Among those reasons:
- They are invisible
- The outcome of brain injuries is unpredictable and the path for each patient is unique
- The symptoms of brain injuries can come and go, and may not develop until weeks or months after the injury occurred
- Brain injuries often go overlooked by the victim and doctors immediately after an accident
- Brain injuries can occur with no blow to the head and no loss of consciousness
- Brain injuries can occur in low speed collisions with little vehicle damage
To recover the full and fair compensation you need for your brain injuries, you will need the help of an auto accident attorney who has experience with brain injury cases and knows how to prove the seriousness of the harm they cause. In Florida or New York, call McPhillips Fitzgerald & Cullum LLP, or email us to schedule your free initial consultation.