When a serious automobile collision, workplace accident, fall or sports injury results in a traumatic brain injury, it is particularly important for the victim to undergo proper testing to determine the overall impact. It’s important to be checked for any brain trauma to prevent future complications.
After suffering a TBI, the advocacy of an experienced lawyer can mean the difference between inadequate and ample compensation. You can depend on us to work hard to get you the compensation you deserve. Jim Humphreys was chairman of the Brain Injury Association of America and knows how to evaluate TBI and can represent victims of TBI.
You may be able to recover damages to pay for your current medical expenses, future medical treatment, hospital stays, home modifications for access, lost wages, future lost income, pain and suffering, and more.
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
It is common for the impact of a closed head injury to be underestimated by insurers, juries and some observers. After the crisis of the original injury has subsided and the patient is in recovery, people tend to believe that things are back to normal with the victim.
Close friends, family members and co-workers often know differently when a brain injury accompanied by a concussion or skull fracture leaves a victim changed. Subtle consequences of brain damage after a head injury may include the following symptoms:
- Personality change
- Inability to concentrate
- Inability to work as before
- Persistent headaches
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty multitasking
- Loss of short term memory
If you or someone you love is exhibiting symptoms such as these, it is important that you seek medical attention.
Trauma Can Damage The Structure And Function Of The Brain
An accident can damage either the structure or the function of the brain. When the structure is damaged, it can be assessed through a CAT scan, PET scan or MRI. Brain bleeds, a cracked cranium or torn tissue can also be diagnosed through these tests. Damage to the function of the brain, however, can be more challenging to assess. The brain’s function can be monitored through neurological tests and conversations with a medical professional.
There is No ‘Mild’ Traumatic Brain Injury (MTBI)
A significant percentage of brain injuries are classified as MTBIs. Mild, however, is something of a misnomer. It is still a traumatic brain injury that can result in life-altering symptoms. If you were diagnosed with a mild traumatic brain injury, do not take it lightly. Contact a legal professional with experience in brain injury to learn more about your options for monetary compensation for your injuries.
If you or someone you know has suffered a brain injury, you may be eligible for compensation. Schedule a free consultation with the law offices of James F. Humphreys & Associates, L.C. to discuss your case today.
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