Even seemingly small bumps can become a catalyst for a traumatic brain injury (TBI). When you are in a car wreck, your body is moving at the vehicle’s speed. When the car comes to a sudden stop, your body continues traveling at the previous rate.
Suppose you or a family member has been in a vehicle accident, even at moderately low speeds. In that case, it is essential to seek medical treatment. If the accident was not your fault, it might also benefit you to seek the counsel of a Glasgow traumatic brain injury lawyer.
Compensation for a Traumatic Brain Injury is Possible After a Glasgow Accident
Suppose you have been diagnosed with a TBI. In that case, our Glasgow personal injury team could help you get compensation if a negligent act caused your traumatic brain injury. There are two general categories for compensatory damages—economic and non-economic.
Economic damages are reimbursable based on your expenditures due to the accident. They may include expenses for anything related to your brain injury, including:
- Medical treatment includes treatment at hospitals, doctors, and specialists, tests, medications, medical equipment, and physical and occupational therapy. We will also estimate costs for future treatment related to your TBI and include them.
- Loss of wages if you are unable to work because of your injury, you can add your lost wages to a claim for compensation. You may also include bonuses you would have qualified for, lost vacation days, pending promotions, and more. Because a TBI can severely limit your abilities, you may not be able to return to work at the same level, resulting in future losses.
- Property loss if you were in a vehicle accident. You might be able to receive compensation to repair or replace your vehicle.
This area of compensation covers things with no tangible value. Instead, they are monetary compensation for lifestyle changes due to your TBI. Non-economic damages may include:
- Pain and suffering if your injuries have you in near-constant pain. Even though money won’t “fix” the problem, you may receive additional compensation.
- Emotional distress may occur due to bills, medical treatments, the loss of your job or ability to work, or simply the trauma of the accident. This award may help you seek more advanced therapeutic help to cope with the changes in your life due to your TBI.
- Loss of enjoyment covers things such as watching your child play on a sports team. After the accident, you may not “feel” like watching as it may no longer give you the same enjoyment.
For a free legal consultation with a traumatic brain injury lawyer serving Glasgow, call 800-333-9999
Finding a Glasgow Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Is Easy When We’re Here!
Suppose your Glasgow family has been affected by a TBI. In that case, our traumatic brain injury lawyer could help you begin to put your lives back together. While recovery from a TBI can be extensive, your family doesn’t have to travel the road alone. Our TBI team can assist you and your family through the legal process, from the initial diagnosis to a final settlement.
How Our Law Firm Can Help You Fight for TBI Compensation
Our TBI team has experience dealing with head trauma and all associated details. We know what questions to ask, what information to seek, and how to assemble your claim for the best possible outcome. Some things our law firm can help your family with are:
- Conducting a complete investigation to determine the cause of your accident
- Identifying the liable parties
- Reviewing your documentation to ensure we have all the facts
Above all, our team will work diligently in aggressively pursuing compensation for your TBI and any other related injuries.
Paying for Legal Assistance With Your Claim
You don’t need another bill right now—you need help. That is why our TBI team works on a contingency-fee basis. This means we cover all the costs to investigate your case and assemble your claim. If we settle or win in court, we deduct our fees from your settlement amount. We don’t charge upfront fees or costs. Even your initial case review is complimentary!
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Medical Treatment for a TBI Is Necessary for Your Health and Case
TBIs may not be apparent right after an accident. Symptoms may not appear for quite some time after an accident. Therefore, seeking medical treatment after an accident, fall, or impact is important, as a doctor should check your head. If a TBI is suspected, medical personnel will run a battery of tests, including:
- A neurological evaluation, including the Glasgow Coma Scale
- CT scan or CAT scan
- Skull X-rays
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
Symptoms of a TBI That Could Qualify You for Damages
The symptoms of a TBI may be mild or severe, depending on the degree of damage. Please, always seek medical care if you are unconscious, even for just a few seconds. Other symptoms may appear several hours after a head injury.
Sometimes it may take several days or longer for symptoms to appear. Still, you should see a doctor if you experience (or witness a family member experiencing) any of the following:
- Unusual memory loss or confusion
- Dilated pupils
- Blurred vision
- Excessive fatigue
- Uncommon mood changes or irritability
- Dizziness, vertigo, or fainting
- Nausea and vomiting
- Light sensitivity
- Sensitivity to odors or smelling odd things that no one else does
- Difficulty speaking or slurred speech patterns
- Convulsions, tremors, or seizures
- Headache that won’t go away
In children, watch for any of the symptoms above. Additionally, non-verbal or very young children may cry continuously and may not nurse, eat, or drink. You should immediately take your child to an emergency room if you suspect a brain injury. Our team could help you pursue compensation if you or a family member suffered any of the symptoms we mention.
TBI Increases the Risk for Long-Term Effects
Cleveland Clinic states that permanent brain damage and disability are potential long-term effects of TBIs. Your lawyer can consider future expected medical costs when valuating your losses. Some of the other long-term effects may include:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Brain bleeds
- Seizures (epilepsy)
- Alzheimer’s disease and dementia
Contact sport athletes may develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) from repeated blows over an extended timeframe. CTE is currently only diagnosable with an autopsy following death. If you lost a loved one to negligence involving a sports accident, we could help you seek justice.
Our TBI Team Is Ready to Get Started; Call Us Today
We’re just waiting for you to accept your case review so we can evaluate your claim. The traumatic brain injury team at Isaacs & Isaacs Personal Injury Lawyers is ready to begin working on your case so you can resume working on your slip and fall or car accident recovery. Contact our office serving Glasgow for your case review.