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“The phrase ‘a mild traumatic brain injury’ bothers me, because what’s so mild about any kind of brain injury?”
Motor vehicle collisions are a leading cause of brain injuries. In many cases, the victim has no idea that they’ve sustained an injury, and their loved ones are the first to notice changes in behavior.
Claude Wyle is an injury attorney and partner at Choulos Choulos & Wyle based in San Francisco, CA. He has nearly 40 years of experience. In this interview, he recommends keeping an eye out for certain brain injury symptoms after a car accident, as well as how a brain injury attorney can help victims and their families.
To learn more, contact the attorney directly by calling 888-981-0826 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.
Due to the invisible nature of most brain injuries, it can be tricky to identify their presence unless there is a clear symptom such as memory loss or bleeding. Unfortunately, brain injuries are commonly overlooked in the emergency room and it is not until later that family members of the victim begin to notice more subtle symptoms of the injury that occurred.
While MRIs can be helpful for identifying brain injuries, mild brain injuries are often diagnosed by answering a series of questions. When the victim of a potential brain injury offers unusual answers to questions regarding their feelings and behavior since the incident, it could indicate that a mild brain injury has occurred. In fact, even physical symptoms within the body like brain bleeding can occur days after the injury was sustained.
This is why Wyle and his team have put together a questionnaire for potential brain injury victims and their families to answer regarding a person’s feelings and behavior after the potential injury. It is important for not only the victims to fill out these questionnaires but for family members to participate as well. There are many instances where a family member or roommate might be the first to notice that something is amiss that could indicate a brain injury occurred.
Inability to concentrate, sudden changes in mood, and difficulty sleeping are some of the most subtle symptoms that could indicate a brain injury has occurred. This kind of injury can also lead to depression, anxiety, and an overall reticence to entertain even the possibility of a brain injury for fear of missing out on work or life. Some of these symptoms can be treated by psychological means while others might require physical medical attention.
If you suspect that you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury, it’s important to seek medical help in addition to contacting an experienced brain injury attorney who will know what signs and symptoms to look for, as well as what to do about the differences in a victim’s life before and after sustaining the injury.
Brain injuries tend to be long-lasting if not permanent. This means that a victim’s life will need to change in significant ways for as long as the injury or effects of the injury continue to affect their day-to-day life. This is why it’s important to contact a trial attorney to help evaluate the needs of a TBI victim both in the present and the future.
It also helps to find a trial attorney rather than a personal injury attorney without trial experience because trial attorneys are well-versed in presenting these injuries and damages to a judge and jury in court. These attorneys also have access to expert resources that can help mitigate costs including MRIs, psychological evaluations, and resources for recovery. While hiring an attorney to handle a brain injury case might seem out of reach, it may help to note that most of these attorneys work on a contingency fee basi. This means that you won’t need to pay for an attorney’s services unless and until they win your case.
To learn more, contact Claude Wyle directly by calling 888-981-0826 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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