Abingdon, Bristol and Johnson City
Being involved in an automobile accident in the Tri-Cities can be a stressful and even traumatic experience. Sometimes, the consequences of being in an automobile collision last far beyond the actual incident. If you suffer a head injury during an automobile accident, the symptoms of the injury may not present themselves for hours, days, or even weeks. Your personal injury attorneys at The Law Offices of Michael R. Munsey, P.C., want to educate the public regarding head injuries in automobile accidents: the warning signs, the dangers, and the importance of obtaining experienced legal representation to fight for your rights if this happens to you or someone you love.
A concussion is one of the frequently overlooked types ofinjuries sustained in an automobile collision
National media, and sports media, in particular, have generated increasing awareness about concussions and the dangers of concussions. Nearly every sport now has concussion protocols that must be followed even after an athlete experiences a minor impact, because of the potential ramifications related to suffering head trauma.
Many times, individuals who are involved in an auto collision experience concussion symptoms and mistake the symptoms as stemming from adrenaline, anxiety, nervousness, or fear related to the crash. Ignoring symptoms of a concussion can be the worst outcome possible, as this may lead a concussion to develop into a traumatic brain injury. If you or someone you care about becomes involved in an automobile collision, seek immediate medical attention if encountering symptoms such as brief loss of consciousness, ringing in the ears, seeing stars, sensitivity to light, nauseousness, vomiting,feelings of disorientation, dizziness, trouble maintaining balance, memory loss, confusion, headaches, seizures, unexplained changes in mood, disruptions in sleep, or insomnia.
Your head does not have to make an impact with anotherobject in order for you to suffer a head injury
Head injuries can take place by suffering whiplash, which is a neck injury that occurs due to sudden forces of acceleration or deceleration that causes rapid, unrestrained, forward and backward movement of the head and neck.
Head Injury Attorney in Johnson City
If you or someone you love has sustained a head injury such as a concussion in an automobile accident or is exhibiting symptoms consistent with one of these injuries, then it is crucial for you to find an experienced accident attorney to represent you and fight for your rights. Even if you do obtain an adequate insurance settlement, it could take weeks or even months for you to receive the money you deserve—potentially devastating your finances and exhausting your savings, especially if your injuries leave you unable to work.
Michael R. Munsey has spent more than three decades practicing law—specializing in personal injury cases and winning record settlements in jury verdicts for his clients. Our team of experts will go to work gathering information that is pertinent to your case, as we seek to obtain compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. We hope you never experience an automobile collision or become injured in one of these incidents, but if you do, call us at (276) 451-2056 to schedule a free consultation at our office in Johnson City, Tennessee.
The Law Offices of Michael R. Munsey, PC, serve clients in Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City, Tennessee, as well as Bristol, Virginia.