Traumatic brain injuries1 (TBIs) are a common result of motor vehicle accidents. They can occur when accident victims strike their heads on an external object or if their head snaps back and forth on the neck. TBI victims are often required to undergo significant medical treatment, miss a significant amount of work, and are severely limited in what they can do on a day-to-day basis. Fortunately, in many instances, they are entitled to significant compensation from the party that caused their accident by filing a Michigan personal injury claim.
How can You Tell if You Can Obtain Compensation?
In order to be able to recover for a TBI after a car accident, you need to be able to establish that your accident was caused by someone else’s negligence. There are many ways that a driver could negligently cause an accident, including the following:
· Failure to yield
· Driving under the influence
· Failing to properly maintain a vehicle
· Improper lane usage
· Ignoring stop signs
· Failure to observe traffic signals
· Driving the wrong way on a one way
Whether or not negligence occurred in a particular accident depends on a number of factors, and it is important to have a skilled attorney review your case. In many cases, you may need to gather a significant amount of evidence to establish negligence on the part of the other driver. Examples of the evidence that may tend to show that another driver was negligent include cell phone records, onboard vehicle computer data, surveillance footage, and eyewitness accounts of the way the accident occurred.
Do You Need an Attorney to Recover?
If you have been hurt in an accident, you may be wondering whether you need a lawyer, especially if you have been approached by an insurance company with a settlement offer. It is important to understand that it is very difficult for a non-lawyer to accurately determine what their case may be worth, so accepting a settlement without speaking to an attorney puts you at risk of accepting a settlement that is far below what your case is actually worth.
Call Michigan Injury Lawyers Today to Speak with an Attorney
If you have sustained a traumatic brain injury in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to significant compensation. To learn more about how we can help you, call our office today at 313-GET-HELP or send us an email through our online contact form.