Dangers of Brain Injuries
Injuries that are inflicted during a car accident are as varied as the accident themselves. Most of the time, physical damage is apparent right away, such as broken bones, strained muscles, or lacerations. Some injuries, on the other hand, don’t manifest themselves until days, weeks, or even months after the initial accident. Neck injuries, like whiplash, are commonly thought of when it comes to this, but brain injuries are also notable and are very dangerous to those afflicted by them.
Brain injuries that are caused by an automobile or other incident tend to be sustained by trauma, or impact, to the head. In their most minor variety, a concussion could result from a powerful enough impact to the head, but this might be obvious right away, as it sometimes takes a few hours or days for concussion symptoms to emerge fully. More serious brain injuries can be caused by a strong enough strike as well and can lead to symptoms such as memory loss, poor motor control, unstable temperament, and more down the line.
Brain injuries tend to also be among the most expensive to treat. This is typically because specialists are needed in order to properly diagnose and treat such conditions. Medical expenses from doctor’s visits, therapy, and medication can add up quickly. Thankfully, if you can determine that the systemic condition was caused by an injury in an accident, you would be eligible to receive compensation from the at fault parties in that accident.
Navigating through a personal injury case can be difficult enough directly following an accident, but doing so much later and while also dealing the symptoms of a brain injury can be tedious and overwhelming. Thankfully, we at the Franco Law Firm are here to help and see that you earn the compensation that you deserve for injuries wrongly inflicted upon you. To schedule a free consultation with us, please call (813) 872-0929 any time.