Seizures after Car Accidents
Did you or a member of your family start experiencing seizures after being harmed in a car accident? If you, you likely developed a posttraumatic seizure condition that is causing the seizures. Seizures can significantly many aspects of life; they can significantly decrease quality of life.
If you or a member of your family developed a seizure condition after being involved in a car accident, you should consider the legal options available to you. Based on the details surrounding the incident and the resulting harm, you might have grounds to pursue a car accident claim – you could sue for the seizure condition that developed after the incident.
Are you interested in exploring the legal options available for you and your family? If so, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm at your earliest convenience. You can trust the personal injury lawyers at Downtown L.A. Law Group to provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome.
Downtown L.A. Law Group is a personal injury law firm with many years of experience handling all sorts of injury claims, including car accident claims. Our lawyers have dealt with all sorts of car accident injuries, including the injuries that could increase the risk of victims developing medical conditions down the line. If you are interested in learning more about your right to sue for the harm that you or a member of your family developed after a car accident, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm at your earliest convenience.
Understanding What Causes Seizures after Car Accidents
Some of the most common types of injuries that can be caused by car accidents include head injuries and traumatic brain injuries. This is because collisions can cause victims’ heads to strike stationary objects inside the vehicle, like the door, windows, the dashboard, the steering wheel, the windshield, and even the headrest. If the victim is ejected from the vehicle at any point during the incident, it is also likely that his or her head is struck wherever the landing occurs.
Some of the common head and brain injuries include the following:
- Blunt head trauma
- Epidural hemorrhage
- Open head injury
- Penetrating injuries to the brain or skull
- Skull fractures
- Stretching, shearing, or tearing of brain fibers
- Subdural hemorrhage
These injuries can lead to the development of seizure disorders – specifically, traumatic epilepsy or traumatic seizure disorder.
Brain injuries can potentially lead to posttraumatic epilepsy (PTE) as well as posttraumatic seizures (PTS). These conditions are very different, although they can both result in seizures. PTE is a recurrent seizure disorder (that is, seizures will continue throughout the victim’s life) that develops after a brain injury. PTS, on the contrary, is associated with single seizures (that is, affected individuals never have any other seizures) after a brain injury.
There are two different types of seizures that are associated with posttraumatic epilepsy – generalized seizures and partial seizures.
Generalized seizures (also called grand mal seizures) are associated with the following characteristics:
- The seizure starts in one area of the brain and spreads to other areas of the brain.
- The seizures cause violent shaking (convulsions).
- Some affected parties might not convulse.
- Some affected parties display signs of being disconnected from reality, dazed, or staring into space during their seizures.
- The seizure only affects a small portion of the brain (it does not spread to other parts of the brain).
- The seizures could occur while the affected party is conscious or unconscious.
- The affected party is likely to experience altered senses (including taste or smell) as well as uncontrollable crying or fear.
- The affected party is likely to experience tingling/numbness, sleep walking bed-wetting, and hearing noises/voices.
- The seizures do not lead to convulsions.
Do you Have the Right to Sue?
Can you sue for the harm that you or a member of your family suffered due to a car accident? If the car accident was caused by the negligent actions of a drive or entity, you could sue for all the harm resulting from the incident. Could you sue for the seizure condition that you developed after a head injury or brain injury? You have the right to sue for any harm associated with the car accident – even if the harm develops weeks or months after the incident.
If you decide to pursue a claim, you must be able to establish negligence – that is, that the car accident occurred due to the negligence of a driver or other entity. A lawyer can help you prove that the car accident resulted from negligence.
How can you prepare to sue? Immediately after the car accident, there are a number of things that you should do. Consider some of the following recommendations:
- Take photos of all visible injuries caused by the accident
- Take photos of the damage to the vehicles involved in the incident
- Take photos of the entire scene of the incident
- Collect the contact information of all parties involved in the incident
- Gather insurance information from all parties involved in the incident
- Seek medical attention for the harm resulting from the auto accident
- Collect medical records
- Collect records of lost income
- Collect records of property damage
- Seek legal assistance as soon as possible
As previously mentioned, brain injuries can eventually lead to the development of seizure conditions. After your injury, your doctor likely warned you that seizures could occur.
As soon as you suspect that you are experiencing seizures, you should do the following:
- Seek further medical evaluation – ensure that your doctors know that you suffered a brain injury
- Speak with your lawyer – if you have already started the legal process, you must speak with your lawyer immediately to ensure that she or he can make the appropriate adjustments to your claim
For more information regarding your right to sue for the seizure condition that you developed after a brain injury suffered in a car accident, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm immediately.
Could You Recover Compensation?
Based on the details surrounding your claim, you could be eligible to recover compensation for the harm that you or a member suffered due to a car accident. Although every claim is different, you could be eligible to recover compensation for some of the following:
- Medical expenses
- Loss earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral and burial expenses
- Punitive damages
- Property damages
- Legal fees
How much compensation could you be eligible to recover? What type of compensation could you receive if your claim is successful? The type and amount of compensation that you could be eligible to recover is strictly based on the details surrounding your claim; therefore, the best thing that claimants can do is to speak with an experienced lawyer to discuss the potential compensation that they could be eligible to receive. When you allow the experts at our firm to handle your claim, you can trust that our lawyers will not rest until you recover the maximum amount of compensation available for your claim.
The Statute of Limitations
All claims are subject to a statute of limitations. The statute of limitations determines the total length of time that claimants have to file their claims; if claimants do not file their claims quickly, they could lose their right to sue for the harm that they suffered. How long do you have to pursue your claim? In California, car accident claims are typically subject to a two-year statute of limitations. This means that you will only have two years to pursue your claim. However, based on the details surrounding your claim, it is possible for exceptions to apply. If you are interested in learning more about the total length of time that you have to pursue your claim, contact us at your earliest convenience.
Contact Downtown L.A. Law Group Today
Are you interested in learning more about your right to sue after developing a seizure condition, such as posttraumatic epilepsy, due to a brain injury sustained in a car accident? If so, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm at your earliest convenience. At Downtown L.A. Law Group, our lawyers are ready to provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome. Our experts have many years of experience handling all sorts of injury claims, including those arising from car accidents resulting in brain injuries. Our personal injury attorneys are ready to evaluate your claim and provide you with the guidance that you need to reach a successful claim outcome.
At our firm, we offer free legal services, which include free consultations and free second opinions. During these free legal services, our lawyers will be available to answer all your questions and address all your concerns. Our personal injury experts will be able to provide you with all the information necessary for you to pursue your claim. If you are interested in benefiting from our free legal services, do not hesitate to seek legal assistance with the experts at our firm at your earliest convenience.
At Downtown L.A. Law Group, we understand the difficulties that victims and their families face after personal injury accidents; therefore, we are dedicated to making things simple and remaining accessible to all affected parties. Our firm offers a Zero-Fee guarantee, meaning that our clients will not be required to pay any upfront legal fees. Our firm is also strictly based on contingency; therefore, our clients will not be required to pay anything until after reaching a successful claim outcome.
Are you ready to discuss your claim with the experts at Downtown L.A. Law Group? If so, do not hesitate to contact us at your earliest convenience.
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