How to Make a Brain Injury Claim
Knowing how to make a brain injury claim can help ensure that you are taking the right steps toward getting the compensation you deserve. At Linley Welwood, we understand how devastating brain injuries can be. That is why our team of personal injury lawyers are highly trained and experienced in handling all kinds of brain injury claims.
Get Checked for a Potential Brain Injury
The first step in making a brain injury claim is getting checked out by a medical professional. Make sure to see a doctor immediately after being in a car accident so that you can be assessed for a traumatic brain injury or acquired brain injury. These types of injuries can easily occur in a motor vehicle accident, even if you are wearing a seatbelt.
Types of Brain Injuries
Some of the types of brain and head injuries that can be caused by a car accident include:
- Contusions—Typically the result of a skull fracture that causes brain bruising, swelling, and even bleeding.
- Coup-contrecoup—A contusion caused by the brain hitting both sides of skull, leaving bruises on both sides of the brain.
- Hematoma—Heavy bleeding and blood vessel damage that can place pressure on the brain, leading to seizures, coma, or death.
- Diffuse axonal injury—Torn and damaged nerve tissue caused by a sudden, violent impact or shaking.
- Anoxia—Heavy blood loss causing the brain to suffer complete loss of oxygen, leading to extensive brain cell damage.
- Hypoxia—Blood loss leading to the brain being partially deprived of oxygen.
- Second impact syndrome—A second traumatic brain injury that occurs before an initial traumatic brain injury has healed.
Brain Injury Symptoms
Some of the most common brain injury symptoms that you should pay attention to are:
- Blurred vision and light sensitivity
- Confusion or feeling disoriented
- Loss of consciousness
- Memory loss
- Problems concentrating
- Ringing in ears and noise sensitivity
- Severe, chronic headaches
Hire a Lawyer to Help with Your Brain Injury Claim
The most important step you can take when making a brain injury claim is hiring an experienced lawyer to help. A professional personal injury lawyer will take care of everything from completing an investigation and assisting with medical treatment to consulting with experts and taking care of filing your claim so that you can spend your time focusing on your treatment and rehabilitation. Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer will also ensure that your best interests are being protected and that you will receive the compensation you deserve.
If you would like to learn more about how to make a brain injury claim, or if you are interested in our legal services for brain injuries, please contact Linley Welwood at 604-850-6640 or by filling out a contact form on our website.