American society is increasingly concerned with the prevalence of concussions and traumatic brain injuries. News reports discussing the staggering number of these injuries suffered by professional football players seem to appear every day.
While the injuries themselves are tragic, it's good that we're talking about them. Traumatic brain injuries are severe personal injuries, and those who suffer them have to deal with their consequences.
The costs of treating a brain injury can be staggering. If your injury was the result of another party's negligence, you have the right to pursue compensation to offset those costs. Hayes Law can help.
If you need a personal injury lawyer with experience helping traumatic brain injury victims in North Carolina, please call Hayes Law today at (336) 691-2220 for a free consultation.
Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
One of the dangers of a traumatic brain injury is that these injuries don't always make themselves immediately known. They can linger for months, causing symptoms that are easy to dismiss.
That's why we always recommend you seek medical attention after an auto accident, even if you feel fine. You're not qualified to diagnose yourself. Let an experienced, trained medical professional examine you and determine if you're healthy.
If you get a clear bill of health but you find yourself suffering some of these symptoms, talk to your doctor again. You want to detect a brain injury as soon as possible.
Traumatic brain injury symptoms include:
- Headaches of varying severity
- Personality changes
- Slurred speech
- Inability to think clearly
Traumatic brain injuries can vary in severity, and every case is different. You won't likely experience every possible TBI symptom if you have a brain injury. Not every headache is a sign of a brain injury.
But if you find yourself suffering from these symptoms after an accident, it's reasonable to conclude you might have a brain injury. Don't risk it.
The Cost of Brain Injury
Treating a brain injury is not cheap – studies have found that the lifetime cost of treating a single traumatic brain injury can easily surpass $1 million. You'll have to pay for surgeries, medication and physical rehabilitation, among other expenses.
You'll need compensation. As the victim of another person's negligence, you have a right to pursue it. Speak with our lawyers about your options.
If you've been hurt in or around Winston-Salem, Greensboro or High Point, North Carolina and need an experienced personal injury lawyer, please call Hayes Law today at (336) 691-2220 for a free consultation.