Your Lawyer Should be Aware of the Following Facts:
- Brain injury may be present even though the accident involved may not be considered serious
- Brain injury may not be diagnosed or suspected during the post accident medical examination.
- No other injuries may be apparent immediately after the accident
- All medical tests, scans and x-rays may appear normal
- There may be no change in speech, hearing, sight or mobility immediately after the accident
- Signs of traumatic brain injury may show up long after the original trauma and may appear un-associated
- New difficulties in focusing and concentrating, unstable emotions, anxiety and depression can be indicators of traumatic brain injury
Common Effects Of a Brain Injury
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury it is likely that they will have to re-adjust many areas of their life. Abilities that may affect the brain injury victim as a result of traumatic brain injury may include:
- Speech, language and communication
- Social Skills
- Physical movement
- Vision loss or problems
- Mood disorders
- Hand/Eye response and coordination
- Loss of smell
Effects of a brain injury can all add up to an overwhelming load of worry and responsibility for the family. The extra stress takes its toll energetically, financially, and emotionally. Your lawyer should be able to assist you in obtaining the appropriate medical resources, therapy and treatment. A team of medical professionals, accident experts, life-care workers, and neuro-psychologists may be required, as well as a case manager. Your lawyer should be able to guide and offer recommendations that support the injured person in healing and moving forward. Few families have the financial resources to maintain the cost of the care, which may be required.
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