Getting into an accident can significantly impact all aspects of your life – especially if you were seriously injured. That is why accident victims are so relieved when they suffer no broken bones and see no open wounds after a crash. They refuse to go to the hospital, thinking they suffered no injuries. This can be mistake because you may have suffered a head injury with symptoms that may not surface until several days or even weeks after the collisions.
The force of a motor vehicle crash can cause the brain to smash into the inside walls of the skull as the head jolts forward and back. This can result in an invisible brain injury, such as bruising or even bleeding in the brain.
Looking for Symptoms of an Invisible Brain Injury
A brain injury is often one of the most overlooked injuries after a motor vehicle crash. The reason is that the symptoms of these types of head injuries can be invisible to the naked eye and may not surface until some period of time after the crash. However, some signs could possibly indicate a brain injury, and noticing any of them should be immediately reported to a doctor.
Some invisible signs that could possibly indicate you have suffered a head or brain injury after a collision could include:
- Unfamiliar moodiness
- Spontaneous outbursts
- Unexplained anxiety
- Mental fogginess
- Inability to focus
- Slowed reactions
- Sensitivity to light
- Nausea and vomiting
If a brain injury goes undiagnosed and untreated, it can result in serious lifelong consequences that can impact your health, career, relationships and overall quality of life.
Getting Compensated After a Brain Injury
An experienced Orange County brain injury attorney can help you get the full compensation that you need to help deal with the costly medical treatment associated with a brain injury. Although filing a personal injury claim will not undo what happened, it can help provide the financial relief you and your loved ones need.
Your attorney can help you get compensation for:
- Past and future medical bills
- Loss of income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
- Any other out of pocket expenses related to the accident
Call an Orange County Brain Injury Attorney!
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in an accident caused by another party, you may be entitled to compensation. You should immediately consult with an experienced OC brain injury attorney to help protect your rights and get you the full compensation that you deserve.
For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with a lawyer, please call the Law Offices of Samer Habbas at (888) 848-5084.
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