Closed head injuries and concussions are common in truck and car accidents. These are frequently caused by direct trauma to the head or from the acceleration/deceleration forces on the head and brain during a vehicular collision. The brain is not connected to the inside of the skull, but instead, “floats” inside the skull cavity. As such, it is not uncommon in trauma for the brain to actually collide with the interior of the skull, causing injury.
Robertson & Robertson has handled many traumatic brain injury cases and thousands of insurance claims involving concussions. Our 100 plus years of combined experience handling car and truck accident insurance claims has given us broad knowledge and experience in dealing with the full spectrum of brain and head injuries, from mild concussions to severe brain injuries involving cognitive deficits.
A significant brain or head injury requires very specialized medical care and attention. Our caring and knowledgeable attorneys and staff are used to counseling clients and families of severely injured individuals in making sure that the best possible care is obtained and paid for in car accident situations. Furthermore, we are very experienced in dealing with neurocognitive testing which is often important for physicians to benchmark the cognitive deficits caused by head or brain trauma. This type of testing also serves as part of the package of proof necessary to advocate for the best possible settlement or recovery for a client who has sustained a head or brain injury in a car or truck accident.
Concussions are often sustained in car accidents but are unfortunately underreported and oftentimes inadequately addressed by doctors. Symptoms from concussions can result in ongoing symptomology. Insurance companies often rely upon the failure of an early concussion diagnosis to deny the relationship between ongoing symptomology and the original accident. As such, if you believe you have sustained a possible concussion in a motor vehicle collision, please call us for a free initial consultation—which we can usually schedule the same day. We will work to make sure that your concussion or head injury is properly addressed by treating medical professionals.
The medical profession is just starting to understand the long-term consequences of concussions and head injuries, even if symptoms resolve. For instance, recent studies have shown the long-term consequences to football players from concussions. Please make sure that you take a concussion—or any symptoms thereof—very seriously. Do not hesitate to call us early in the process for a free legal consultation.