Mild Brain Injuries Have Lingering Effects
Posted on Aug 10, 2021 in Personal Injury
Don’t Risk a Potential Legal Claim Passing You By — Contact an Attorney After a Mild Brain Injury
Various types of accidents during work or play can lead to traumatic brain injuries, or TBI. Any head trauma can have a significant impact on your quality of life, whether the injury was slight or severe. Even mild concussions, though they typically pose no long-term health risks, can still cause major personal losses, such as medical bills, missed income, and physical and mental pain and suffering. Such economic and emotional losses can have lasting effects on the victim’s life.
If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury due to the negligence of another, you may be entitled to financial compensation to cover the losses incurred as a result of the accident. If you believe this to be the case, then contact our New Orleans brain injury lawyers here at Bloom Legal as soon as possible.
Why are Mild Brain Injuries a Threat?
It can be difficult to gauge the severity of a head injury with just medical equipment. Even if an MRI or CAT scan appears normal, the victim may have headaches, memory loss, difficulties paying attention, mood changes, impatience, or difficulty thinking about complex subjects. If the loss of consciousness or any following confusion or disorientation lasts less than a half-hour, the brain injury is usually considered moderate. However, describing any brain injury as “mild” can be problematic since most brain scans can’t detect more than the bleeding or swelling to determine whether the brain’s connections have been disrupted in a way that might not heal naturally with time.
When someone has experienced head trauma they need to be taken to a doctor right away. If the medical professionals believe it to just be a mild concussion, chances are a full recovery can be made in a couple of weeks. However, if the victim doesn’t rest and returns too quickly to whatever activity caused the brain injury, whether it was a sport, or a construction job, or another physically strenuous activity, they could be setting themselves up for long-term brain damage.
Of course, seeking medical attention and taking time off work or school can be expensive. This is why, if another person or business was responsible for your head injury it is wise to seek to collect damages. Damages are the financial compensation awarded in civil court for economic and noneconomic losses. These awards can provide great relief to the injured party and their family.
Call Bloom Legal to Protect Your Right to Compensation
Traumatic brain injuries are exactly that—traumatic. Any type of accident can be scary, but a head injury can be particularly frightening as it may cause long-term cognitive disability that may not be immediately apparent. Financial support is necessary for the victim to make any kind of recovery.
To get the compensation you or your loved one needs after a traumatic brain injury, it is best to hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to represent you in court. Here in Louisiana, the dedicated head and brain injury attorneys at Bloom Legal will fight tirelessly on your behalf. If you or someone you know has been injured call us today at 504-599-9997 for a free consultation.