Every year in America, nearly 100,000 people suffer serious brain injuries that require medical treatment and affect their ability to perform everyday activities. You do not have to be traveling at a high rate of speed or to strike a hard object in order to suffer a traumatic brain injury. Serious brain injuries can result from falls, car accidents, sports activities, and work-related accidents. Any kind of trauma to the head or neck region can cause the brain to bruise, bleed, tear, or swell. If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury as a result of an accident, and you believe that someone else may be at fault for what happened, you may be entitled to a legal remedy for any harm that resulted.
Accidents causing intensive brain injuries usually have a devastating impact on the lives of individuals and their families. In most cases, brain injury accident could have been mitigated or prevented if someone had not been reckless or negligent. The Stanley C. Franklin Law Firm is in the business of helping those who suffered injuries involving the head and brain resulting from devastating and preventable events.
Soon after an accident or injury, it may be difficult to know whether you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, especially when no visual indications of serious injury exist. Here are some things to look out for when evaluating an accident victim’s potential for brain injuries:
- Confusion and difficulty remembering recent events
- Unusual tiredness or sluggishness
- Nausea and dizziness
- Severe headache
- Weakness or numbness on one side of the body
If any of the above symptoms are present soon after an accident or injury, you should seek immediate medical attention. It is even possible to suffer from a brain injury and still feel fine. Some victims have suffered serious brain injuries in an automobile accident, yet have been able to get out of their car and direct traffic away from the scene. Therefore, if there is any question at all whether a brain injury could have occurred in an accident, it is critical to go to the nearest hospital for a thorough medical evaluation.
Contact the Stanley C. Franklin Law Firm for consultation today.