Settling a concussion claim after a car accident

On Behalf of | Aug 31, 2018 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you have been involved in a serious car accident, it is likely that you suffered some form of head injury or concussion. These injuries can have a profound impact on a person’s life, because they can lead to effects such as memory loss, depression and balance issues.

Therefore, any medical or emotional issues that you suffered after developing a concussion should be addressed. It is likely that you had to pay for medical bills and had to take unpaid leave from work as a result of the accident. In many cases, these losses will probably be able to be covered by insurance.

What types of damages can be covered?

Some damages are very easy to define and to quantify. For example, if you needed to take four weeks off work and as a result lost four weeks of wages, these damages are easily calculated. This is similar to the medical bills you have received. As a patient, you’re going to be charged for the treatment of your concussion or head injury. These types of damages are referred to “special damages,” and they can be easy to calculate, because there are prices on the bills.

However, other damages are much harder to put a monetary value on. For example, you may be suffering from anxiety and depression as a result of the traumatic experience that you had. These feelings might stay with you for many years and can have a profound effect on your life. It is also difficult to quantify the financial damages owed due to pain and suffering experienced.

If you have suffered a car accident in the state of Ohio, it is important that you understand your rights before you accept any settlement.