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According to data collected by the North Carolina Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV), roughly 27% of crashes across the state result in injury of one or both parties. These injuries may range in severity, from minor cuts and bruises to serious skeletal damage or disfigurement. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are among the most common in car accidents, whether a simple rear-end collision or a complete rollover. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports hundreds of thousands of TBI cases annually caused by motor vehicle accidents, most of which resulted in hospitalization or a visit to the emergency room.

You may wonder about the legal proceedings that occur after such a severe accident. Plenty of things need to happen rather quickly, and it can be overwhelming for some, especially those with a recent head injury. So what happens after a car accident? If you were to injure your head in the crash, what should you do next? Let’s walk through it together so you can get a general idea of your goals as an accident victim.

To receive full compensation for your injuries and properly hold the at-fault driver accountable, you’ll need to build a case that highlights the severity of your injuries and disproves your involvement in the accident. This process will be easier and more likely to succeed with the help of an attorney. After an automobile accident, we recommend that you seek legal counsel as soon as possible to set things in motion.

Your case will be built on evidence such as witness statements, medical records, police reports, and photos of the scene of the accident. Some of these things will need to be gathered on-site, immediately after the crash. But the most important thing you can do after a TBI is have your head examined by a doctor. Not only will a full evaluation set you on the path to full recovery, but you can use it to fortify your case. Professional testimony, brain scans, and medical bills will add credibility to your injury claims. An attorney may also be able to dig up driving records and traffic cam footage that will help bolster your testimony.

If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury, then you deserve compensation. Our team of skilled attorneys helps clients recover damages from hospital bills, extensive rehabilitation therapies, surgeries, and even emotional distress. Here at Wayne Hardee Law, we get results. Get in touch with us to schedule a consultation!