Has Your Accident Resulted In Head Trauma Or Brain Injury?
A brain injury can happen as a result of any type of accident. A slip-and-fall accident, a boating accident, an attack from another human or an animal, or a car or truck accident can cause you to suffer a severe impact to the head, which can cause you to suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Traumatic brain injuries can have many complications for victims, ranging from fairly mild symptoms that are resolved within a few days to a week to severe symptoms that require extensive medical treatment to repair. In some cases, a TBI leaves its victim with a lifelong disability or causes his or her death.
If you are suffering from a brain injury following an accident, you could be entitled to monetary compensation through a personal injury claim. To learn more about seeking compensation for your medical bills, lost wages and other injury-related expenses this way, speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer from Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, LLC. Our Appleton-based team has nearly 80 years of combined experience, and we will work to create a legal strategy that protects your rights and works to ensure that your medical and financial needs are met.
Symptoms Of A Brain Injury
It can be easy to overlook a brain injury after an accident because in most cases, brain injuries do not have physical symptoms. This is why it is critical that you receive appropriate medical attention as soon as you can after your accident – so the doctor can diagnose anything you might have missed. Symptoms of a mild to moderate brain injury include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Blurred vision
- Mood changes
- Memory and concentration problems
In addition to the symptoms listed above, an individual with a severe brain injury can experience the following:
- Loss of consciousness for up to a few hours
- Slurred speech
- Profound confusion
- Convulsions or seizures
- The draining of clear liquid from the nose and/or ears
Suffering from a brain injury can be extremely isolating. Unlike physical injuries like broken bones, other people cannot see your injury. It can also be more difficult to determine a recovery time for a brain injury than it is for other types of injuries. In addition to working with a personal injury lawyer to seek compensation for your damages, consider taking steps to work through the physical and emotional difficulties that accompany a brain injury with help from a counselor or support group. There are support groups for brain injury patients throughout Wisconsin. In Appleton, this type of support group is available at St. Elizabeth Healthcare.
Recovering from a brain injury could require you to do things you never thought you would have to do, like re-learn how to walk, how to eat and how to perform basic tasks that you once took for granted. Do not allow yourself to suffer financially while you recover. Contact an attorney today.
Contact Our Office Today
If you have been in an accident and you are now suffering from a brain injury, work with a member of our team of experienced Neenah brain injury attorneys at Hammett, Bellin & Oswald, LLC, to pursue a personal injury claim. We are here to help you seek the money you deserve for your damages. Call our firm at 920-202-8872 or contact us online today to set up your initial consultation.