Almost everyone owns a smartphone today and they use them for any number of tasks for work, fun, information, or just to pass the time. This extra connectivity has spilled over into the professional sphere and office jobs expect workers to always have their finger on the pulse of the business. On top of that, social media dominates our daily lives and everyone is checking Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter to see what their friends and popular accounts are saying. All of this would be acceptable if people weren’t doing it while behind the wheel of a car, but they are and it often causes several car accidents per day.
As Denver car accident attorneys, we are well aware of personal injury suits that are a result of collisions. The worst of them impart severe concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) onto the victims. A victim of a TBI as a result of a car accident may live with the repercussions for weeks, months, or even years. Some victims may even live with the after-effects of a TBI for the rest of their lives, requiring medical and living assistance while likely never being able to return to their former jobs and suffering financial burden, if not outright ruin.
If you have been involved in a car accident and have been dealing with any of the following symptoms, you may have a traumatic brain injury and need to see a doctor immediately and contact a Denver personal injury lawyer immediately.
- Mood swings
- Speech issues
- Memory trouble
- Frequent, or continuous, headaches
Texting/checking your phone while driving puts you and others at risk of car accidents and becoming a victim of a TBI. A moment’s lapse in attention can result in missing a stop sign, yield sign, or red light and causing a T-bone accident with another driver. You are also at risk of hitting a motorcyclist, or pedestrian.
If you’ve been involved in a car accident with a texting driver and/or have suffered a TBI, contact our offices today so that we can discuss the details of the event and plan the next steps.