Motor vehicle crashes are responsible for 30% of TBI injuries in Louisiana. Crash-related hospitalizations and fatalities were the primary cause of traumatic brain injury-related hospitalizations and deaths nationwide. These brain injuries are difficult to detect since survivors may seem “normal,” and TBIs may not appear on MRIs or CT scans.
Moreover, because the symptoms are either delayed or misattributed to other collision-related injuries in patients, these injuries can be challenging to diagnose. When this happens, the traumatic brain injury is thought to be hidden by the further damage. For this reason, it is referred to as “invisible injury.” Take the following actions if you have suffered a traumatic brain injury as a consequence of a car accident:
Get checked out right away; time may be of the essence. The sooner a person obtains the necessary diagnostic tests and medical attention for these symptoms following a vehicle accident, the sooner they can rule out a potentially fatal injury.
If you have experienced this injury, get medical attention and a referral for the necessary diagnostic imaging. A doctor can’t treat you unless they figure out what’s causing your symptoms, and the diagnostic tests will help your doctor prescribe the best course of treatment for you and make the appropriate referrals.
This is a severe injury that might be fatal if not treated promptly. As a lawyer, I’ve seen far too many situations where people didn’t want to “complain,” but what they think would be a minor injury or something that would go away in a matter of days or weeks turned into something considerably more severe.
Most experienced lawyers, like Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson, LLC, have assisted persons who have suffered from TBI due to a vehicle accident. A lawyer can also help you review your medical track records, as well as the treatment and care you’re receiving to ensure that bills are paid. They could use a car accident settlement calculator to determine how much your case is worth if another driver’s ignorance or carelessness caused your pain and disability.