Injuries from a car accident aren’t always visible, especially when they come in the form of migraines. For Ritty, the head injury she sustained in a motor vehicle collision continues to affect her to this day.
In 2018, Ritty was involved in a 3-car accident that was so severe that she briefly lost consciousness and suffered a debilitating concussion. She was diagnosed with a cervical strain and a concussion with loss of consciousness at the emergency room. Soon after, she started to experience crippling migraines that could only be temporarily eased by rest or medication. Before the accident, she had not suffered from these types of headaches.
After treating with various physicians for almost two years, Ritty was still dealing with migraines regularly. M. Austin Jackson Attorney at Law engaged a board-certified neurologist to examine Ritty’s symptoms and injuries from the car accident. The neurologist found that, given her treatment history and the pain she continued to suffer from her 2018 car accident, Ritty’s symptoms were a direct result of the car accident. Furthermore, he said that she would require ongoing treatment for the foreseeable future. Austin took the neurologist’s assessment, Ritty’s medical records, and her bills to argue the case against the insurance company. His goal was to ensure that she received what she needed to continue her treatment as needed.
The good news is, he achieved his goal, reaching a six-figure settlement for Ritty!
When dealing with an invisible injury, one of the most important things to do is to let us know if you are having such symptoms and, if so, if they are continuing or getting worse. The compensation she received won’t erase what happened to her, but it will help with future medical costs, as well as easing a portion of her pain and suffering.
If you or your loved one have been injured in a car accident Georgia or South Carolina, a personal injury lawyer may be able to help you obtain compensation for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. The Augusta personal injury lawyers at M. Austin Jackson Attorney at Law specialize in helping victims that suffer from negligence of others.