Have you been involved in a car accident? If so, have you seen a medical professional? The chances are, according to statistics, that you may have received an injury even if you are not aware of it.
There are many different types of injuries one may obtain after a car accident. One of the worst ones involves a traumatic brain injury (also known as TBI). But how serious are brain injuries, and what should you do after an accident?
We asked Los Angeles Brain Injury Attorneys for their legal guidance, and they suggested that we do the following.
Seek Immediate Medical Assistance
Regardless of what type of injury you sustained, your safest bet is to get fully checked by a medical professional even if you believe that you only sustained a few bruises. A doctor could save your life by preventing a further development of the injury or condition, as well as help you with any current injuries. You may even have internal bleeding and only feel a minimal discomfort in your abdominal area.
Brain injuries, on the other hand, are manifested through the following symptoms:
- Puking and nausea
- Loss of consciousness
- Loss of balance
- Vision loss
- Hearing loss
- Blurry vision
- Stomach ache
- A headache
- Memory loss (amnesia)
- Sleeping disturbances
Even if you are feeling completely normal and believe that you have suffered a mild concussion, if not treated properly, it may (not necessarily) develop into a brain injury.
A sudden damage to the brain caused by a blow may put your entire body in a state of confusion. For that reason, it is essential that you receive immediate medical attention and start the treatment as quickly as possible.
It is More Serious Than You Think
Approximately 2 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury every year in the United States. About 1.2 million of them end up with a mild injury, 300,000 are hospitalized due to a serious or moderate brain injury, and around 60,000 individuals end up paying the ultimate price.
Some of the common causes involve:
- Car accidents
- Vehicular accidents
- Assault (with or without a weapon)
The highest amount of injuries is obtained from car accidents. For that reason, it is highly recommended that you seek immediate medical representation as soon as the car accident happens.
If your loved one has suffered a serious brain injury and is unable to contact an attorney, you can do it on their behalf. Simply contact one of our Brain Injury Attorneys in Los Angeles, schedule your initial free consultation and learn how you can help them obtain the compensation they deserve.
Regardless of who is at fault, upon consulting with a skilled attorney you may find a way to obtain partial or full compensation for your injuries (or the injuries inflicted upon a loved one). Brain injuries are very serious, and the compensation for such cases can range anywhere from a few hundred thousand dollars to a few million. We understand that in case of death, the money cannot replace the loss of a loved one, but it will certainly help the family cover for the funeral and other expenses. Don’t hesitate to contact our attorneys as quickly as possible.