Car Accident Brain Injury: Symptoms and Treatment

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“The brain isn’t much good to you if you’re not around to use it.”

If you sustained a brain injury in a car accident, chances are that your loved ones will notice the symptoms before you do.

Alan Robertson is a trial attorney with Sloan Law Firm based in Longview, Texas, with offices in Houston and Santa Fe. He focuses his practice on car and truck accidents, as well as oil field injuries and defective products.

In this interview, he explains that brain injury victims often have extremely fragile tempers and will become frustrated with performing what should be simple tasks. He recommends contacting a doctor and an attorney to learn more about what to do about a car accident brain injury.

To learn more, contact the attorney directly by calling 888-364-6814 or by submitting a contact form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you never owe any out-of-pocket attorney fees.

Key Takeaways From Alan Robertson:

While brain injuries might seem like something that should be easy to recognize, in reality there are many circumstances in which a person has suffered from a brain injury and remains unaware of the injury until a loved one or doctor recognized the symptoms.

There are a variety of symptoms to be on the lookout for after a situation in which someone might have suffered a brain injury.

A primary symptom of a brain injury (and the reason family members are often the first to notice the injury) is a hair-trigger emotional sensitivity. Activities that the victim of a brain injury might have engaged in easily before might now be resulting in extreme frustration for the victim of a brain injury. Family members of brain injury victims often report instances of their loved one behaving with unusual agitation or flying off the handle with little or no visible reason for it.

When the victim of a car accident is severely injured, medical personnel will focus first on the most life-threatening injuries.

This focus on first repairing the most severe damage to an accident victim’s body is essential to increasing their chances at life and recovery. However, this can also mean that mild to moderate brain injuries are not always immediately detected. When an accident victim does begin to suspect the presence of a brain injury, they will require a referral to a specialist to evaluate the problem and decide on an effective treatment plan. This might mean that an accident victim must return to the doctor even after they have been sent home so they are able to describe their symptoms and be referred as quickly as possible to a specialist who can help.

Family members can contact an attorney on behalf of their injured loved one.

In many situations, the victim of a brain injury might be unable to contact an attorney on their own. In these situations, the family members of the injured party can contact an attorney on their loved one’s behalf to discuss their eligibility for filing a claim to seek compensation for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, and non-economic damages.

Traumatic brain injuries often affect the type of damages that are compensable in a car accident victim’s case.

Brain injuries often have lasting or even life-long effects on an accident victim’s life and future. This means that in addition to the more standard economic damages, future economic damages and non-economic damages need to be considered as well. An example of this is when a person will need to receive ongoing therapy, vocational rehabilitation, and/or other life care expenses as a result of their injury.

Non-economic damages in these cases can include things such as pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life for one reason or another. Due to the wide variety of damages which might be compensable in a brain injury case, it is particularly important to speak to an experienced brain injury attorney with access to experts who can help evaluate and quantify future expenses and damages. Additionally, most of these attorneys work on contingency, which means you don’t pay unless or until they win your case, allowing the victim of a brain injury to focus first and foremost on healing and recovery.

To learn more, contact Alan Robertson directly by calling 888-364-6814 or by submitting a contact form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you never owe any out-of-pocket attorney fees.

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