Back or brain injury from a car accident?
Car accidents are sudden and life-changing events. Even some of the smallest accidents can cause financial stress and burdens while the biggest ones can cause severe injuries or death. Many of those injuries end up being TBIs or some type of spinal injury. These types of injuries can lead to lifelong problems. TBIs and spinal injuries are scary, but knowing what they are and knowing about the legal steps you can take can help ease some of that fear.
What Is a TBI?
A TBI is a traumatic brain injury. They can range from mild, which are concussions, to severe, which can cause an extended period of unconsciousness or memory loss. In 2014, the second leading cause of TBIs were car accidents at 20%. The possibility of a TBI is one reason why you should always get checked out by a medical professional after an accident. Some symptoms of TBIs are:
Difficulty thinking clearly
Fuzzy or blurry vision
Feeling slowed down
Difficulty concentrating/remembering new information
Nausea or vomiting early on
A TBI can also cause epilepsy and/or increase the risk for brain conditions such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Often times this risk is increased by more severe brain damage rather than concussions, but if you have a genetic predisposition, even a concussion could increase your risk. Fortunately, the majority of TBIs (75%) are mild.
Recovery from TBIs can be a long and expensive process. Attorney Frederick K. Wilson is well aware of that fact. If you are looking to file a personal injury claim because of a TBI, he will be in your corner.
What Is a Herniated Disc?
A herniated disc from a car accident is actually pretty rare, but that doesn’t mean that it, or some other spinal injury, can’t happen. A herniated disc is more than just a sore back. The soft center inside each disc pushes through a crack in the hard outside wall. This can irritate or pinch nearby nerves, leading to pain, numbness, or weakness in an arm or leg, which could disrupt your daily life.
According to the Mayo Clinic, most of the time a herniated disc is caused by aging or strain. However, it can sometimes occur with extreme force, especially if there was a twisting motion. If you think you have a herniated disc as the result of a car wreck, it is important to go to a doctor because, depending on the severity, it may require surgery to fix.
A herniated disc does not always result in pain, but if it does, it can affect your entire life. Fortunately, you may be able to receive some sort of compensation with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney. If you want to file a personal injury claim, Fredrick K. Wilson is fair and knowledgeable and could help to guide you through the insurance claim process with accurate legal advice.
What to Do If You Are Injured
First and foremost, you should get medical treatment. Even if it has been a few days since the accident, get checked out to be aware of any injuries you may have. Car accident victims tend to believe that they are okay at first, but many injuries can have delayed symptoms. Even if you had a small accident, it’s best to be checked out by a medical professional.
Next you would want to contact a personal injury attorney you trust and feel comfortable with. Filing a claim with the insurance company can be a confusing process, and having somebody who knows the ins-and-outs to guide you through is important.
Reliable Legal Service in Houston, Texas
If you have suffered a back or brain injury after a car accident and are curious if you are eligible for compensation, contact the Law Office of Frederick K. Wilson II to schedule a free consultation. Having the peace of mind that you are on the road to recovery with a knowledgeable advocate in your corner is something you deserve.