In the days after a car accident, you might notice a new headache, dizziness, blurred vision, and even memory loss. These symptoms can be signs of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), a serious but common injury that can occur in a car accident. TBIs can alter your way of life as you face the road to recovery. Our personal injury attorneys at Hope Law Firm share what you should do if you believe you or a loved one sustained a TBI in a recent car accident.
Seek Medical Attention Immediately
If you were in a car accident and are now experiencing any symptoms of a TBI, you should seek medical attention right away. Symptoms of a TBI can include dizziness, nausea, loss of balance or speech, fatigue, headaches, sensitivity to light and sound, and more.
Traumatic brain injuries are serious, and only a trained medical professional, such as a neurologist or emergency medicine doctor, can give you an accurate diagnosis and plan for treatment. You might wish to ignore your symptoms and hope they will go away on their own. But TBIs can have long-lasting effects, so it is critical to schedule an appointment with a doctor or seek emergency treatment if you believe you have sustained a TBI.
Seeking medical attention shortly after the development of symptoms can also help support your personal injury claim, which may be necessary if you wish to seek damages.
Get in Touch with a Personal Injury Attorney
After your diagnosis, you might be wondering what to do next. If the TBI was caused by a car accident or someone else's negligence, you might be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you file a personal injury claim and seek damages.
Get Help, Get Hope
At Hope Law Firm, we understand that the days following a car or motorcycle accident can be difficult as you come to terms with the event. If you or a loved one was injured and suffered a TBI, your recovery might take more time and affect your day-to-day life. Our personal injury attorneys are available for free consultations to help you get your case started.
If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI in a car accident, contact our office today by calling us at (515) 298-5056 for a free consultation.