Hitting your head in a car accident can lead to some very serious problems. A traumatic brain injury is the most severe of these issues and can leave you incapacitated, in a coma, or unable to move your body as you would normally. That is the most severe scenario. The least severe is that you no longer think clearly, speak clearly, or you are unable to comprehend some things most other people understand. Your condition may be permanent, or temporary. Either way, you will need car accident lawyers to defend you in court. Here is why:
A hard knock to the noggin is enough to leave you with a temporary processing disorder. Showing up in court without a lawyer in this condition could mislead the judge to believe that you are inebriated, or worse. A processing disorder tends to make people frustrated and upset too since they cannot understand what the court judge is saying or deciding. Emotional outbursts from this frustration would reflect on you negatively, and then your case would not have a satisfactory ending. A lawyer could explain your current medical condition, as well as use your diagnosis to show why you are due compensation for your accident.
Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries could make you seem alright, but only on the surface. (Those that survive such things appear alert and able to comprehend, but you could be far from it.) Most family members pursue a lawsuit on behalf of those that have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury after a car accident. They and the car accident lawyer represent the injured in court, although the injured party could also be present. The severity of such a case is resounding proof that the victim should receive compensation that will take care of him or her the rest of his/her natural life, but only a lawyer can file the paperwork and make that request.
A coma means that only a lawyer and a family member that is very close to you can file for compensation. You are neither alert nor able to speak on your behalf because of the head injury. Unless someone steps forward to speak for you, you are likely to spend the rest of your days in a coma or die if you have to be taken off of life support. Doctors taking care of a coma patient will testify to the accident victim's state, and inability to be present. The lawyer and the representing family member take it from there.