A crash that results in a head injury can lead to severe symptoms. One of those symptoms is memory loss. When memory loss occurs, it can impact how insurance adjusters pay out compensation and manage your claim. Unfortunately, it’s not something that you can control, but the steps you take after a car crash can help you.
How Insurance Companies View Memory Loss
If insurance adjusters know that you are experiencing memory loss, they may try to diminish the validity of your statements. They’ll claim that you don’t remember what happened in the accident. If you have a diagnosis for memory loss, you may not be able to challenge insurance companies unless you have taken the steps to safeguard your rights early in the process.
Here are some of the things you can do to safeguard your options once the crash occurs:
- Take as many photos as possible, including of the accident scene, damages, and all visible injuries. You should also take photos of the vital information you need to exchange, including the other driver’s license, insurance cards, license plate number, and more.
- Contact a lawyer immediately so that you can get your statement on record as soon as possible. Even if you forget your statement later down the line, you will have your initial recollection of the accident with your legal team.
- Report your crash to law enforcement if you suffer an injury. They can help you get treatment quickly, but even more, they can create an accident report with statements from all involved parties.
At 'Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we work to help you understand your rights. We know that suffering a severe injury can be daunting, and you need someone on your side standing up for justice when you need it most. Our Jackson car accident attorneys go above and beyond to provide you with care and support while seeking the maximum compensation you deserve.