There are different types of head injuries with different levels of severity, from minor contusions to serious traumatic brain injuries. Even a minor head injury may bring lifetime effects. Since victims of car accidents in West Virginia think that their injuries do not merit civil claims, most of these victims hesitate to take legal actions.
The most common type of injury sustained in a car accident is concussion. The effects of this injury may be suffered by a victim for days or weeks. Some victims may also be unable to work or drive. The extent of the damage may not be realized by some brain injury victims until after weeks or months since the initial accident. Although brain injuries vary in type and severity from one victim to the other, it must be emphasized that the rights provided by law to every car accident victim in West Virginia must be protected.
A victim who sustained a head or brain injury caused by the negligent or reckless actions of another person may be eligible for monetary compensation. Medical bills, cost of therapy and lost wages from missed work, can strain you financially. In pursuing a personal injury claim, the victim should not only take into consideration the actual damage sustained but also the long-term effects or consequences of the injury.
A head injury victim may gradually experience the effects of the injury, not only will this strain him or her financially but this would likewise affect his or her well-being. Our WV lawyers have the necessary experience and competence to evaluate your case and properly consider every option available to you. We can help you even if the injury you sustained was caused by a past car accident, as long as the effects of that injury still exist in the present. We encourage victims to seek legal actions right away even if they are not sure whether they are eligible for the legal actions sought.