Why Brain Injuries Are Missed After Truck and Car Accidents

This video features Brian Davis, a Personal Injury attorney based in North Carolina.

Asheville, North Carolina Brain Injury Attorney Brian Davis

Video Transcript:

Rob Rosenthal:

Are brain injuries always diagnosed at the hospital after a car or truck accident? Let's ask North Carolina lawyer Brian Davis for this Ask the Lawyers Quick Question.

Brian Davis:

They are almost never diagnosed at the hospital right after a truck accident case. Generally the hospital, the ER, they're only dealing with what is obvious: broken bones, lacerations, things they can see with their own eyes, generally, they'll do x-rays, but that's generally about the extent of it. And they're usually not concerned, unless someone is knocked out unconscious when they get to the hospital, they're usually not concerned with head injuries, and most of the time, by the time, if someone actually gets to the hospital, they are conscious, they may have been knocked out at the scene for either a short period of time or a few minutes, but if they're conscious when they get to the hospital, no, they're not really worried about head injuries. Does this person have any symptomology, any problems that might suggest a head injury, and then if that's the case, I encourage the client generally to either get to their family doctor to discuss those symptoms or to a specialist, like a neurologist or neuropsychologist to help them deal with these issues.

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