Injuries always leave a lasting impact on our lives. From a torn meniscus causing our knee to lock-up on occasion or a herniated disc in our back limiting our movement and quality of life. Most injuries linger in some way but in a limited fashion.
Injuries always leave a lasting impact on our lives. From a torn meniscus causing our knee to lock-up on occasion or a herniated disc in our back limiting our movement and quality of life. Most injuries linger in some way but in a limited fashion. When accounting for the national averages, trends, and likelihood of serious injuries, the majority of us will not suffer from a life-changing injury. However, if you are reading this blog, then chances are that averages were not on your side. Traumatic head injuries are a particularly difficult type of loss. A closed or open head injury can have a lifelong impact not only for the individual but for their family and friends. The injury can change a person's personality and emotions significantly. He or she may not be the same person, have the same desires, or be able to communicate effectively. All brain injuries are serious but the most traumatic ones can leave individuals paralyzed, non-verbal, and/or severely impact their mental status.
How Do I Know If I Have a Brain Injury?
The more severe brain injuries that deal with trauma are easy to spot because there will be some other injury to go along with the brain injury. However, brain injuries are generally tricky to spot for normal accidents. You may have been involved in a motor vehicle accident in which you were rear-ended with the at-fault driver going at a high speed. Your aid bag could have failed to deploy and you hit your chin against your steering wheel. This caused you to immediately close your eyes and sit still so your body can assess your well-being after being sent into a minor shock. If you have ever felt dazed after being struck in the head then chances are you received some type of brain injury. When this happens it is important that you seek urgent care to receive the proper medical treatment. In rare instances, a small smack in the head can cause a hemorrhage if the blow was at the right angle.
Degenerative Brain Injuries
Having multiple head injuries is called chronic traumatic encephalopathy which is a brain condition associated with repeated blows to the head. Potential signs of CTE are when you have issues with thinking and memory, your personality changes as well as behavioral changes ranging from aggression to depression. At Bautista LeRoy, we have taken care of our clients who have suffered from extremely severe head injuries and understand how they can affect someone's life in ways that most people cannot understand. As such, we are able to better represent you when dealing with insurance companies or businesses who may be at fault for your injuries. Let's Take Action
At Bautista LeRoy in Kansas City, our attorneys have successfully represented clients across the United States in connection with traumatic brain injuries. There is a considerable amount of time and resources that are necessary to ensure you receive the compensation you and your family deserve so you can continue moving forward with your lives.