Tampa and Clearwater auto insurance companies might label that fender-bender you had as “minor impact,” but they’re likely only thinking about your vehicle and not your brain.
It is essential to rule out the possibility that a traumatic brain injury occurred. It is well known that the average automobile crash of 5 miles per hour exerts 50,000 pounds of force. We believe 50,000 pounds of force to be significant. In my experience, we have encountered many clients who sustained significant head injuries in what the applicable insurance carrier labeled as a very minor impact. In fact, a number of my clients who sustained a brain injury did not lose consciousness or impact their head due to the wreck.
Think about that kind of force to the brain?
This is just one reason why consulting with a doctor and a brain injury attorney is critical immediately after any vehicle accident. If you wait, it can become too late to be properly compensated — and possibly treated effectively.Google+