Perhaps you were in a minor car accident, or you slipped on a wet floor and bumped your head. Although you might think it’s a minor injury, you should immediately seek medical help for any type of head trauma. Traumatic brain injury is a serious condition that can adversely affect your quality of life without proper treatment. If you’ve suffered TBI due to someone else’s negligence, our Parkersburg attorneys can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.
Head trauma patients often experience symptoms such as headache, fatigue, dizziness, and diminished sight and speech, to name a few examples. These could be signs of a concussion, which is considered the least serious type of traumatic brain injury.
A doctor will evaluate the symptoms and conduct tests to determine whether or not a patient has suffered severe brain damage. Common tests used in brain injury diagnosis include:
- MRI (magnetic resonance imaging)
- CT (computed tomography) scan of the head and face
- Vision and hearing test
- Neurological assessments gauging effect on coordination, sensation, balance, etc.
- Testing memory, concentration, and other thinking skills.
People who witnessed the event where the injury occurred can provide further information to medical personnel, which can facilitate more accurate diagnosis and treatment. Witness statements can also help our attorneys build a strong case on your behalf against the party or parties responsible for causing your TBI and other injuries.
Traumatic brain injury often requires a lengthy recovery period, which could put a financial and emotional strain on you and your family. Please contact Jim Leach, L.C., or call 1-304-865-8530 to start pursuing the damages you’re entitled to.