Effects of a Brain Injury
The Subtle Effects of Brain Injuries
If you suffered a head injury in an accident – whether a car accident, construction accident or another type of accident – you can’t assume that any physical or mental changes are minor and temporary. They may be the subtle symptoms indicative of a serious traumatic brain injury (TBI). It is important to seek experienced specialist medical treatment and consult a lawyer knowledgeable in the handling of TBI cases to recover the full compensation you deserve.
It is hard to misdiagnose an obvious brain injury when the accident victim has sustained serious head trauma and is in a coma. Too often, however, doctors will overlook less obvious signs and symptoms of TBI, and give their patient a clean bill of health when they are anything but healthy. In some cases, symptoms like headaches, mood changes, and loss of memory are attributed to the stress of an accident, but the reality is that those symptoms may also point to severe, permanent brain damage.
The Serious Effects of Brain Injury
Brain injuries are often classified according to which part of the brain was – frontal lobe, temporal lobe, occipital lobe or parietal lobe – was damaged in the accident. Depending on the severity of the trauma and place of the injury, different symptoms could display. For example, a frontal lobe injury could interfere with decision making, whereas an occipital lobe injury may cause hallucinations and loss of sight.
Proper diagnosis and care is critical to an accident victim’s health and to determining an accurate level of compensation in a TBI claim. Symptoms like mood shifts, nausea and memory loss after head trauma do not go away with time. Untreated, your brain injury could lead to convulsions, seizures or confusion — affecting your ability to live life as you did before the accident. At Alekman DiTusa, LLC, we consider your immediate and future needs when seeking compensation for a TBI claim.
We Take Your Concerns Seriously
Many of our clients with minor symptoms may feel that their families or doctors do not understand their condition and discount their concerns. They may experience depression or psychological agitation that their doctor brushes aside as emotional effects from the accident.
Our law firm is led by experienced personal injury lawyers, Ryan E. Alekman and Robert A. DiTusa. We have over 25 years combined experience representing injury victims. We have worked with clients’ suffering from TBI and recognize the treatment and legal strategy necessary for these cases. If you were involved in a car accident, motorcycle crash or another accident and suspect you have a brain injury, we can help.
Contact an Experienced Brain Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one were involved in an accident resulting in brain trauma, we invite you to contact Alekman DiTusa, LLC for a free initial consultation. Call our office at 413-781-0000 or send us an e-mail to set up an appointment.