Acquired brain injury (ABI) involves damage to the head or brain caused by trauma, such as a car crash. You’re entitled to claim compensation for car crash brain damage if someone else is legally at fault for your accident.
Your lawyer will contact your GP to obtain a copy of your medical report, which details your head injuries and prognosis. They will examine the severity of your brain injury and calculate how much compensation you are entitled to for your pain and suffering. The amount you receive will also take into account any financial losses, such as loss of income, medical expenses etc.
Brain damage sustained during a car crash can range from minor damage which could cause ongoing headaches, to more severe damage which could lead to behavioural and personality changes or even reduce your life expectancy. In cases where the damage is severe, you should expect to receive a larger settlement, which will take into account any ongoing medical and care costs that you may need for the rest of your life.
Have you suffered brain damage after a car crash?
The effect of brain damage on your life can vary depending on the severity of the damage caused. In severe cases, you may notice the following symptoms:
- Extreme fatigue
- Behavioural and personality changes
- Outbursts of temper
- Inability to concentrate
- Inability to communicate properly
In extremely severe cases, you may even be disabled and confined to a wheelchair, or you may require care and assistance with everyday tasks such as feeding yourself, washing and getting dressed. When claiming compensation for car crash brain damage, the settlement you receive will take into account your future care needs and the costs involved.
Claiming with Accident Advice Helpline
When making a claim for personal injury compensation, you want your claim to be as straightforward and stress-free as possible – that’s where Accident Advice Helpline can help you. With over 14 years’ experience in the personal injury industry, our team of lawyers are here to offer you confidential, no-obligation advice, and a 100% no win, no fee* service, so there are no upfront fees to worry about. It’s easy to find out right now how much you could claim by taking the 30-second test on our website, then pick up the phone and call our freephone helpline for advice and to get the ball rolling on your claim. We’re open 24/7, and remember there’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim, so call today.
Date Published: January 20, 2015
Author: David Brown