New Mexico Personal Injury Attorney Explains What to Do For a Head Injury After a Motor Vehicle Crash
Your head is the most important part of your body. It is also one of the most fragile and susceptible to injury. All head injuries are serious. These injuries could be caused by a litany of different things. But one of if not the most dangerous causes of head injuries are New Mexico motor vehicle crashes. Even low-speed motor vehicle crashes can launch a victim through a windshield and cause serious head injuries. All occupants in any motor vehicle crash should consult with a doctor for a head injury, including just whiplash injuries.
Here at the Mark Caruso, we know that head injuries caused by New Mexico motor vehicle crashes require special care and attention only a zealous, knowledgeable, and experienced New Mexico car accident attorney can give a victim. We provide a FREE case evaluation to explain what your rights to compensation may be. Call us today to learn more how we can obtain the maximum amount of compensation you may be entitled to by dialing (505) 883-5000.
Steps to Take After a Head Injury in a New Mexico Motor Vehicle Crash
Victims of any motor vehicle crash need to take several steps to protect themselves. These steps apply in all motor vehicle crashes, but particularly are important in accidents causing head injuries or trucking crashes.
1) – Get Medical Attention Immediately – If you are injured in any accident, you must always get medical attention immediately. This is especially true in a motor vehicle crash causing a head injury. Do not refuse medical attention and attempt to treat yourself online with webMD. If you take the steps to do the research online to check your symptoms, you are concerned enough that you should be going to the hospital or to a doctor. A head injury is very serious and any delay in treatment can result in irreversible and permanent damage. The longer you wait, the worse you will make your claim as well. Delays in treatment just allow defense attorneys to pick apart your claim that you were seriously injured. Obviously if you did not go right to the hospital you most not have been that injured!
2) – Obtain the Police Report and See if There Was an Investigation – After you have stabilized yourself with medical treatment, you need to contact any first responders to get any accident reports or investigation notes. If you are still in serious condition for several weeks after the subject accident, you need to get someone close to you to contact the first responders. Start with the police report which will get you a basic understanding of what occurred. Also ask if there was an investigation performed by police, this is common in very serious accidents resulting in critical personal injuries. Get all of the records that police will provide to you.
3) – Put in a Claim with Your Insurance Carrier – Let your insurance carrier know as soon as possible that there was a serious personal injury caused by a motor vehicle accident. You need to report the crash to get compensation for your vehicle damage and to your medical bills. But you may want to wait to call your insurance company until you . . .
4) – Call a Personal Injury Lawyer – Any injury caused by a motor vehicle crash should be evaluated by a personal injury lawyer. This is especially true when there is a head injury. These are very serious injuries which are complicated to prove in court and to win compensation. You need to have experienced and zealous representation. You also need someone who know what games the insurance company will pay with you, and how to prove your head injury to get compensation.
Head Injury? Call the Zealous, Knowledgable, and Experienced New Mexico Motor Vehicle Crash Attorneys at the Mark Caruso to Get the Maximum Compensation You May Be Entitled To
If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident, call the experienced New Mexico car accident attorneys at the Mark Caruso today by dialing (505) 883-5000 You can also contact us on our website through the easy to use and convenient Contact box located by clicking here.