If you are sleeping a lot after a car accident, it could mean that you have a head injury. According to the Mayo Clinic, fatigue and drowsiness can be symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury, while an inability to awaken from sleep can indicate a moderate to severe brain injury. Complications from traumatic brain injuries can range from temporary brain damage to long-term brain damage or even death.
If you suffer from brain damage or other injuries from a car accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your past and future medical bills and vehicle repairs, as well as a diminished quality of life.
What to Do if You Are Sleeping a Lot After a Car Accident
If you are sleeping a lot after a car accident, seek medical attention as soon as possible. If your doctor gives you specific instructions, be sure to follow them and see them through. Failing to follow medical advice could make your injuries worse and prevent you from recovering damages from the other driver.
Report the Accident to the Authorities
You should report the accident to the police. OCGA §40-6-273 requires drivers to report any accident that results in injury, death, or property damage of more than $500. The police can begin to investigate the accident once you report it.
You should report the accident to your insurance provider, even if you were not at fault. If you fail to report the accident, your provider may deny you coverage later. Be careful not to admit fault in any way to your insurance representative. Remember, your insurance company may be more interested in saving money than getting you the financial recovery you deserve.
You may also wish to call our firm after the accident. A lawyer on our team can advocate for your best interests after the accident. He can recommend a healthcare provider if you need one, begin to investigate the accident, and help you with the insurance process.
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How Much Is a Car Accident Case Worth?
The value of your damages depends on many factors, such as the severity of your injuries, the length of your recovery, the long-term impact on your life, and more. Your lawyer will gather information about the specifics of your case to estimate how much your damages may be worth.
You may be able to recover economic damages for direct expenses such as medical care and vehicle repair or replacement. In addition, you might also have the option to claim compensation for non-economic damages, which have affected you physically and psychologically. Some of these damages might include lost quality of life, pain and suffering, and mental anguish.
Your lawyer can demonstrate how much your case is worth with evidence such as your medical records, pictures of your injuries, and interviews with you, your family, and your friends.
Benefits of Working with a Personal Injury Lawyer on Our Team
While you’re trying to recover from a head injury, the last thing you want to do is add to that burden and pursue a legal case.
On top of quantifying your damages and gathering evidence, a car accident lawyer from our team can advocate for you and take on all responsibilities in your pursuit of compensation, including:
- Updating you on any changes in your case
- Naming the negligent party
- Reviewing your and the other party’s insurance policies
- Communicating with your medical team and the other party’s legal and insurance representatives
- Negotiating for a settlement
- Complying with state timelines
- Representing you in court
We can provide all these services and others on a contingency-fee-basis, so you don’t need to worry about paying us any out-of-pocket or upfront fees. We don’t get our payment unless you get your compensatory award. There is no risk involved when you hire us.
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Georgia’s Deadline for Filing a Lawsuit
OCGA §9-3-33 establishes a general two-year statute of limitations for personal injury and wrongful death in Georgia. This law means that you have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit against the driver who caused your accident.
Once two years have passed, you typically have no legal way to seek financial compensation for your injuries.
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Kaine Law Can Help You After a Car Accident
The team at Kaine Law has multiple decades of experience representing people just like you who were injured in a car accident. Our team has fought hard to recover millions of dollars in damages for our clients. We will fight for you, too.
Don’t brush off sleeping a lot after a car accident – it could mean something more serious than you think. Reach out to the team at Kaine Law to learn more about how we can help you build your case. Call us today for a free, no-obligation case consultation.