Pursuing Recovery For Accidents Causing Brain Injuries
There are many ways a person can sustain a brain injury. A car accident, a bicycle accident, a construction accident, a sports injury, a fall from a horse, a surgical error — all can result in permanent damage to the brain. Sadly, many types of brain damage often go undiagnosed until much later than the accident occurred.
If you think your family member may have suffered a brain injury as the result of an accident, he or she may be entitled to compensation. At the law firm of Tucker & Miller in Phoenix, Arizona, our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to evaluate your case.
Learn How To Spot Signs Of A Potential Brain Injury
Anyone can recognize a brain injury when the patient can’t speak or is in a coma. However, the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be much more subtle. The injury may not always be detectable on a CAT scan or MRI. However, the changes to a person’s life after an accident can be dramatic:
- A happy person can become irritable and moody.
- An organized person can take two hours to get dressed in the morning.
- Someone who has lived in a community for many years can suddenly get lost on his way to the store.
- A person with a sharp memory can suffer lapses and loss of short-term memory.
Some brain damage may not be apparent until years after injury. For example, soccer players and football players who suffer repeated concussions can develop late-onset epilepsy or dementia in their 50s and 60s.
Treating And Compensating The Victims
When a brain injury is undiagnosed, the victim may go both untreated and uncompensated. For this reason, you should never settle a personal injury case involving any type of head trauma until you are sure the victim has not suffered a permanent injury.
For More Information
To discuss your brain injury case with an attorney at Tucker & Miller, call 602-870-5511 or fill out our contact form. There is no charge for your initial consultation. Se habla español.