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The Car Crash Injury in Which Treatment Should Never Wait

When a car crash happens, victims may experience substantial financial loss as well as immense physical pain. The human body is just so fragile, in that it cannot withstand the blunt force of an intense vehicle impact. When a car accident occurs, our vital organs are particularly vulnerable to damage. It is important that a person who was in a car wreck gets seen by a doctor right away for a full health evaluation.

One of the main conditions that should never have medical attention postponed, are traumatic brain injuries. Our brain is so vital to our body system that a suspected injury should be handled with a sense of urgency. Here in this article, we have delved into why exactly this is the case, and why you may want to consider meeting with a brain injury lawyer Miami, FL residents rely on.

What exactly is a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury occurs when the head has suffered external force, so much so that it can lead to a temporary or permanent impairment of various mechanisms. A victim’s cognitive, emotional, physical, behavioral and social functioning can be affected. At the time of the brain injury incident, the victim may also become unconscious for several minutes, to a few hours.

What are the signs of a traumatic brain injury that I should watch out for?

Depending on whether you are suffering from a mild, moderate or critical brain injury, the symptoms can vary. If you believe you have hit your hit amidst the car crash, it is highly suggested that you get medical attention immediately. A brain injury can quickly become an emergency situation, especially if the brain has started to swell or bleed. Examples of brain injury symptoms are listed as follows:

  • Intense confusion, disorientation

  • Difficulty talking

  • Trouble understanding others

  • Speaking slowly, or rapidly

  • Blurry vision

  • Double vision or eye muscle weakness

  • Intolerance of bright lights or loud noises

  • Ringing in ears

  • Changes in sleeping patterns

  • Seizures

  • Aggression, irritability

  • Depression

  • Feeling “foggy”

  • Period of unconsciousness

  • Nausea and/or vomiting

What should I do if the other driver was at-fault for the car accident?

The driver who caused the car accident due to driving irresponsibly may have to pay you restitution for your losses. Those who suffer a brain injury may have accumulated a steep pile of bills for diagnostics, treatment, medications, an ambulance ride, hospital expenses, and more. An attorney can provide a consultation about filing a civil lawsuit to seek compensation.

What type of paperwork should I gather for the appointment with my attorney?

When first consulting with an attorney about your legal options, there are certain documents that you should bring along with you. An attorney can talk with you further about the car wreck to help you decide if a civil lawsuit is something you want to pursue. You may want to obtain the following supportive evidence for your meeting:

  • Copy of the police report for the car accident

  • Medical bills

  • Receipts for out-of-pocket expenses

  • Estimates for vehicle repairs

  • Witness contact information

  • Doctor exams

  • Diagnostics (CT, MRI, x-rays, lab work)

  • Loss of pay due to missing work

  • Photographs taken at scene

 


Thank you to our friends and contributors at Needle & Ellenberg, P.A. for their insight into brain injuries.


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