Louisville car accidents can result in mild or severe Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI. Many of our clients were surprised to learn the symptoms of TBI can take weeks to present and even a mild head injury can result in permanent changes for a car accident victim.
No one is expecting an accident, and it is natural for anyone to attempt to convince themselves they are fine after the impact of a truck, motorcycle or car accident. You may not even realize your head made contact with a visor, the roof of the car or the side supports of your vehicle in the immediate aftermath of the accident. There are several injuries including brain injury and damage to the discs in the neck and spine which can take weeks to show actual symptoms. This is why it is important to get a comprehensive check-up after any accident within 24 hours, even if you seem to be completely fine.
You may not have lost consciousness, or it may have only lasted for a few seconds. However, a bump to the head jars the brain as it floats in the fluids surrounding it within the human skull. Initial examinations including a CAT scan or MRI may appear normal. However, accident victims often develop symptoms such as headache and fatigue. Cognitive problems may become more obvious to spouses and family members as time passes. Accident victims may experience changes in their moods, ability to focus or handle a series of tasks or interruptions. These are signs of a head injury and potentially mild Traumatic Brain Injury.
Serious head injury resulting in loss of consciousness or disorientation and confusion lasting more than 30 minutes may be classified as a severe TBI. Severe TBI may be more obvious in the aftermath of an accident and can result in a permanent impact on functionality or cognitive skills. The attorneys at HLH know Louisville car accidents can result in mild or severe Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI. We have a special commitment to supporting those who suffer TBI or brain injury as members of a nonprofit organization dedicated to the research and aid of victims of brain injuries.
If you or a loved one have suffered a mild or severe Traumatic Brain Injury or TBI in an accident due to another’s negligence we invite you to contact us or call 502-583-9701 for a free consultation. Those who face the difficulty of a temporary or permanent brain injury need immediate and expert legal assistance. Learn more about how we can help your family to recover from what has happened and obtain the financial compensation you deserve for your injuries.