BRAIN INJURY LAWYER
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There is nothing simple about a brain injury. The brain isn’t like a bone that is easily understood. When a bone breaks, the doctor puts it back together and uses specific materials to help the break repair itself as the bone naturally grows back together. However, the brain isn’t repaired so easily. While steps can be taken to help reduce things like swelling and bleeding, brain injuries are often long-term and something that you will likely deal with the rest of your life. Even a slight swelling can cause impairments that can last a lifetime. Don’t be a victim twice. Make sure you have an experienced brain injury lawyer to help you seek the compensation you deserve.
Types of Brain Injuries
There are generally two different types of brain injuries referred to as open or closed injuries. A closed injury occurs when the skull and brain are not entered or exposed in any way. Even so, the brain may swell or bleed inside the skull. For this reason, a closed injury isn’t necessarily an inconsequential one. As you might imagine, an open injury involves exposure of the brain or skull. It can also involve something entering the brain, like a flying object that enters as the result of a car accident. Both types of brain injuries are considered some of the most severe injuries that can occur in car accidents.
Results of Brain Injuries
The brain is an amazing but delicate machine. The whole purpose of the skull and brain barrier is to protect the brain. The problem is that in the case of a car accident or other trauma, these protective elements might not be enough to prevent injuries. Because not all of the areas of the brain are understood, neither are the potential damages. A head injury can cause something as simple as a headache, or it can be as extensive as causing a well- educated person to have relearn the most simplistic of chores, like tying shoes. No one in this condition should have to represent themselves in a court of law or risk being victimized all over again while attempting to deal with insurance companies alone.
Don’t Be a Victim Twice
Don’t be a victim twice. If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury as a result of an accident that was caused by another person’s negligence, you need an experienced legal team to make sure they are held responsible. Call 1-800-VICTIM2 immediately.
Symptoms and Effects of Brain Injury
It isn’t always easy to tell when someone has a brain injury. Sometimes the symptoms and effects can be so subtle that they are easily missed early on. In the case of emergency events such as car accidents, medical staff may be focused on other injuries and other tasks such as restoring breathing. If there are no external signs of a brain injury, they may initially miss it. Even if they do catch it from the start, the effects can’t always be stopped. In any case, it’s a good idea to know what to look for so that the effects and symptoms of brain injury can be recognized and addressed as soon as possible.
Mild Brain Injury Symptoms
There is nothing mild about a brain injury, but the term is used to classify severity for the purposes of treatment and clarification. With this type of injury, a person may lose consciousness. If so, they may only lose it for less than 30 minutes. That means it could be as little as just a few seconds. The symptoms can be difficult to recognize at first if you are unaware that there is an injury. They may experience a delay in cognitive functions, memory loss, headache, decreased attention span, or moodiness.
Effects of Severe Brain Injury
Severe injuries are usually more noticeable because the loss of consciousness lasts for longer than 30 minutes and may involve the entry of an object into the brain or an equally obvious wound. The effects can range from mild cognitive impairment to a vegetative state. If the person is awake and aware, they may experience a loss of motor function. For example, he or she may not be able to move his or her arms or legs. This is sometimes only temporary and associated with swelling of the brain that might eventually go down. In other cases, the effects are permanent and life altering. Because brain injuries often have long-term effects, you risk being victimized by the accident over and over again. Don’t be a victim twice.
No matter if the injury is mild or severe, brain injuries should be taken seriously. If you or someone you love has been in an accident that resulted in brain injury, don’t be a victim twice. We can help you figure out the best way to move forward, and if caused by someone else’s negligence, get you the compensation you deserve. Call us at 1-800-VICTIM2 immediately to get started.