Head Injuries in Car Accidents
Head injuries resulting from car accidents can range not only in discomfort and pain levels, but also in how they may have a permanent, lasting effect on a victim’s life. From minor concussions to traumatic brain injury, car accidents are one of the leading causes of head injuries, and the drivers responsible for such injuries should be held liable. Miami car accident attorney Robert Dixon of the Law Offices of Robert Dixon helps victims seek compensation from those responsible for their harm through personal injury claims. Many times, insurance benefits do not cover the costs of significant, long-term head injuries sustained by car accident victims, and legal action is necessary to make sure the financial resources are available for their care. Mr. Dixon and his staff offer compassionate and knowledgeable legal guidance for clients throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties, as well as across South Florida. If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury in a car accident, and you have questions about your legal rights and options, please contact the Law Offices of Robert Dixon today to schedule a free consultation.Common Types of Head Injuries in Car Accidents
Car accidents can lead to a variety of head injuries, which may affect a victim’s scalp, brain, or skull. Concussions are the most common head injury that results from a collision, and are a type of traumatic brain injury that happens when a victim’s brain strikes the inside of his or her skull, which may happen during a rear-end accident. Contusions, which are bruises affecting a victim’s brain, may also occur in an automobile accident, and usually result from a victim’s head directly colliding with an object such as a dashboard or steering wheel. Penetrating head injuries are those caused by an object such as a projectile penetrating a victim’s skull.
These head injuries may result in long-term symptoms such as chronic headaches, nausea, memory issues, fatigue, personality changes, paralysis, and other cognitive disabilities. It is important for those who have been involved in a motor vehicle accident to seek medical attention right away, as symptoms of some of these injuries may not be readily apparent. Prompt medical diagnosis and treatment are vital to ensure a victim’s head injury does not get worse, or lead to complications. When another party’s negligence in causing a car accident has led to a victim’s head injury, that victim may have legal recourse against those responsible for their harm. A skilled injury lawyer can help you assert your legal rights.Liability for Head Injuries in Car Accidents
All motorists and drivers owe each other a duty to act as a reasonable person would under the same or similar circumstances. When a party breaches the duty of reasonable care, causing another’s injury and resulting in damages, that party has acted negligently and can be held accountable. For example, if a driver is speeding excessively while tailgating another vehicle and causes a rear-end collision whereby the other party suffers a head injury, that speeding driver may be found negligent. Those who have been injured may be awarded compensation for their past and future medical bills, loss of income, diminished earning capacity, and in some cases, pain and suffering. In Florida, even a victim who has contributed to causing his or her own head injury may still pursue a claim against other liable parties. For instance, an injured motorist who is determined to have been speeding at the time of the accident, and is found to be 45 percent responsible for the crash, may still recover 55 percent of their damages from another negligent motorist.Car Accident Attorneys for Miami Area Residents
Proving liability after a car accident can be a tedious process, often involving detailed evidence and testimony from medical experts and accident reconstructionists. While victims of these accidents focus on their recovery, car accident lawyer Robert Dixon is dedicated to helping them hold the responsible parties liable. Head injuries can cause more than short-term discomfort, and may require long-term and costly care. If you need legal assistance following a serious car accident, please call 877.499.4878 or contact us online to schedule a free, no obligation consultation and find out more about your potential legal claims. We represent clients in areas including Fort Lauderdale, Miami, and West Palm Beach.