Have you been in an accident where you suffered a blow to the head or a sudden jerk to your neck when a car hit your vehicle? If so, you are at risk for a brain injury. Head injuries of any kind are nothing to take lightly because such injuries can have long-term effects.
If you have been in a car accident or fall where you were hit in the head or lost consciousness for any amount of time, seek medical attention immediately. After receiving proper medical treatment, contact a Maryland brain injury lawyer to provide legal assistance.
Identifying a Brain Injury
Brain injuries are medically classified as mild, moderate, or severe. A mild traumatic brain injury is also known as a concussion – but it is anything BUT mild. It is important that you know the symptoms of a brain injury so you can help identify issues with yourself or others and seek medical treatment as soon as possible. According to Mayo Clinic, some symptoms of a concussion include:
- Losing consciousness or feeling disoriented
- Nausea or vomiting
- Feeling drowsy
- Feeling dizzy
- Speech issues
- Change in sleep patterns
- Memory issues
- Mood swings
- Blurred vision or ringing ears
- Light sensitivity
Symptoms of more severe brain injuries include all the above as well as:
- Seizures or convulsions
- Numbness in the extremities
- Trouble waking up
- Dilated pupils
- Cognitive issues
It can be even more difficult to identify these issues in children. If you have a child who has suffered a head injury, seek medical attention immediately—preferably at Children’s’ Hospital— and monitor them closely for any of the above signs. Never let a head injury go untreated, and never minimize your symptoms. Even though a concussion is termed a “mild traumatic brain injury,” the long-term effects of a concussion can be anything but mild.
How Brain Injuries Occur
Head injuries can happen in several ways, but two of the most common are falls and automobile collisions. These accidents are often due to someone else’s negligence or in the case of falls, commercial or corporate negligence. Other brain injury causes include violent incidents such as an assault or gunshot wound. Athletes –especially football players—and combat military personnel are subject to head trauma due to the physical violence involved in their activities.
How Can a Lawyer Help?
If you have been injured in a car accident or in a fall resulting from someone else’s negligence, contact The Lapidus Law Firm immediately. Our experienced brain injury team of lawyers will contact the insurance companies on your behalf and advocate for you to get a fair and reasonable settlement to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, property damages and so much more.
Maryland Brain Injury Lawyer
Our team at The Lapidus Law Firm has over forty years of experience in representing clients who have suffered a brain injury because of someone else’s negligence. We work tirelessly on your behalf so you can focus on your health and healing. We offer a free, no obligation consultation for you to learn your rights and understand how the legal process unfolds.
Call us to schedule today at 301-852-7500.