What to Expect If You Are Diagnosed with a Traumatic Brain Injury
Sudden impacts such as car accidents and falls are the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). These injuries can cause long-term health problems that may leave you with insurmountable medical bills. If another person was responsible for your traumatic brain injury, you might be entitled to compensation.
At Westlake Injury Law, we represent individuals who have sustained traumatic brain injuries in California. Our lawyers have secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients. We will work hard for you and your family to get the largest possible recovery. If you were diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, contact our office at (805) 338-6880 to schedule a free consultation.
What Are the Long-Term Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injuries can cause short- and long-term health problems. Immediately after the accident, you may have light sensitivity, balance trouble, and suffer from headaches, according to the University of Utah Health. Long-term effects, on the other hand, may not show up immediately and may last for months or even years.
As reported by the University of Utah Health, common long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury:
- Loss of memory
- Potential paralysis
- Behavioral changes such as mood swings
- Language problems
Additional signs of a traumatic brain injury may include fatigue and changes in a person’s vision. Untreated, moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries can have a devastating impact on a person’s life. They can lead to a diminished quality of life or may even prove fatal.
What Should You Do If You Are Diagnosed with a TBI?
If you are diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury you need to speak to an attorney. Therefore, one of the first calls you should make after your diagnosis is to an experienced lawyer. In addition to contacting an attorney, you will want to seek medical attention immediately. Failure to seek or continue treatment could result in low initial settlement offers. Never stop treatment unless you are advised to by a medical professional.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries may have several causes. It is essential to remember that you may not realize the severity of your TBI for weeks or even months. Getting seen by a doctor immediately after the accident can help ensure a prompt diagnosis and an accurate treatment plan.
Leading causes of TBIs:
- Car accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Firearm injuries
- Pedestrian accidents
This is only a short list of what may cause traumatic brain injuries. Any time you receive a diagnosis, you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible.
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