Damage to the Head

One of the most common — and serious and permanent — results of many accidents is injury to the head.

It's not just impacts against the head that can be dangerous. In whiplash, when the neck is moved violently back and forth during a crash, the head whips forward and back as well, causing the brain to hit the inside of the skull. A head injury can cause:

  • Headache
  • Brief loss of consciousness
  • Disorientation
  • Grogginess and confusion
  • Blurred vision
  • Nausea, vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Ringing in the ears

Often, the symptoms clear up fairly quickly.

When they don't, it may be a sign of long-term damage.

Linley Welwood's lawyers are here to help you get compensation for that damage.

Head Injury: Long-Term Effects

We will discuss your situation and your needs, both short-term and long-term. If you have suffered a concussion, it may take you some time to recover and you may need to take time off work, even if you are able to function almost normally. Most doctors will suggest avoiding activities like reading or working with computers for a time.

You may also find it difficult to concentrate, learn or remember things in the short term and suffer from emotional instability for a time.

If this is not your first head injury, your outlook may be even more serious. You will be more vulnerable to serious injury, it will be harder to recover from a concussion, and you may have a higher long-term risk of dementia and other conditions. Psychological injuries and chronic headaches or migraines are not unusual.

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), your damages are even more severe.

Contact Linley Welwood LLP

Let us help you pursue a brain injury claim in Abbotsford and surrounding areas. Call us at 604-425-0588 or fill out our online form.