In addition to other physical injuries you may have sustained, with a brain injury, it can become difficult to concentrate and manage other medical situations that arise from your accident. You may find it challenging to either continue or get back to your regular daily routine.
With these kinds of challenges, it’s important to have a personal injury lawyer who knows how to navigate both the healing and legal process to get you the best result possible in your case.
Below, we’ll outline the most important things you need to know about brain injuries as they relate to accident cases.
Facts about brain injuries
- You don’t have to hit your head to get a brain injury. Traumatic and sudden hyperflexing or hyperextending of the neck can jar the brain inside the skull.
- Some symptoms of brain injuries include memory loss, difficulty processing thoughts, confusion, headaches, dizziness, vision problems, lethargy, light and/or noise sensitivity, sleep disturbances, irritability, and changes in mood.
- You don’t have to lose consciousness to have a TBI.
- After the initial shock of your accident, symptoms may appear and get progressively worse in the days that follow.
What to do if you have a brain injury
- See a doctor. I can help you find neuropsychologists and other expert medical practitioners to diagnose and treat your symptoms. Specialized testing by a neurologist and neuropsychologist can help diagnose your injury.
- For more serious cases, find a life care planner. I can retain independent life care planners who can put together support services for all of your needs.
- Ask your neuropsychologist for daily exercises to help restore brain function.
- If you need it, seek counseling from a licensed therapist to help you cope with the stress and strain of a traumatic brain injury.
- Take notes. Keeping a log of your symptoms and how they are progressing is invaluable for your medical care and case.
- Don’t give statements to another person’s insurance company or sign authorizations giving the other person’s insurance company access to your confidential information.
Why do I need a lawyer if I have a TBI from an accident?
- I will go to court for you and to trial to make sure that your rights are fully protected.
- A lawyer can help manage your case and your life while you are going through this traumatic event. I have helped people with these injuries over the course of my 30-year career. I can hire experts on your behalf. I can help you find the best medical care providers for your injuries. I can help you with insurance to get treatment and find ways to defer payment to expert medical practitioners until your case is resolved.
- My experience working with people who have suffered these injuries is that in most instances you can recover to full function with the proper care and guidance. I will patiently and caringly walk you through the process to the resolution of your case so you can reach maximum medical improvement or full recovery.
- In most instances, our clients typically recover from mild brain trauma in about 6 months. I will be with you every step of the way.
Contact Attorney Barry A. Zimmerman
At the Law Offices of Barry A. Zimmerman, I have been helping people who have suffered traumatic brain injuries for over 30 years. I have helped people with minor brain injuries like mild concussions all the way up to more profound injuries that cause permanent damage and physical limitations. My track record of success in these cases will enable you to get the best result possible for you to recover.
Call me at 530-823-0705 for a free consultation. No fees or costs are incurred until you recover money from the responsible parties.