Near Penticton, British Columbia
Don’t brush off a head injury. You could be forfeiting your right to compensation following permanent brain damage. Brain and head injuries are life-changing injuries that can reverberate throughout your career, health, and relationships. One blow to the head, slip, fall, or accident can create serious long-term injuries that leave you unable to operate at your full capacity.
Motor vehicle accidents are common causes of head injuries. In some cases, a head injury is a traumatic brain injury that prevents you from experiencing normal brain function. If you’ve sustained a head or brain injury due to the negligence of others, it’s important to contact Davie & Associates to speak with a personal injury lawyer in Alberta or British Columbia about protecting your rights. Here are some signs that you may have a head or brain injury following an accident:
It’s also possible for a severe injury to go unnoticed if swelling surrounding the brain comes on slowly and subtly. It’s important for anyone who has been involved in an accident to see a doctor immediately and continue to monitor for signs of a brain injury in the hours, days, and weeks after the event even if they’ve been cleared through an examination. If you’re experiencing any cognitive or physical changes, it’s essential that you seek help for a potential brain injury as quickly as possible.
Brain injuries occur from any kind of blow or jolt to the head. Motor vehicle accidents are common causes of brain injuries. It’s common for someone in an accident to hit their head on the steering wheel or seat during the impact of the accident. Many people experience both whiplash and post-accident concussions. In addition, falling, being hit with any kind of object, and colliding with another person can produce brain injuries.
Brain injuries are common because the brain is so vulnerable to serious injury. Unlike bones that may be injured during motor vehicle accidents, the skull doesn’t have marrow that makes it difficult to break. As a result, the skull cannot protect the brain from the blow of the impact as effectively as people might think. Brain injuries are often accompanied by skull fractures that can exacerbate symptoms of pain, dizziness, and constant headaches.
Brain injury cases can be complex because the symptoms of brain damage are difficult to pin down. It takes knowledge and understanding of how to use documentation of injuries, a client’s personal experience, and medical literature to form a case for proving that someone’s life has been altered by a traumatic brain injury. That’s why you need the experienced law office of Davie & Associates working on your behalf.
There’s no limit to the pain, suffering, and limitations a person can experience following a brain injury. Brain injuries can cause difficulties with speaking, comprehension, vision, intellectual capabilities, the ability to understand others, mood, and sleep. Some brain injuries can even prevent a person from completing tasks because the messaging signals in their brain have been disrupted. Many people suffering from brain injuries are unable to work because they cannot function at their pre-accident capacities. It’s also possible for head injuries to cause blood clots that create stroke-like symptoms.
A concussion is the most common form of head injury. Symptoms of concussion include blackouts, dizziness, cognitive issues, mood issues, sensitivity to light, and headaches. A concussion is often part of a larger traumatic brain injury (TBI) that has permanently altered the function and performance of the brain. A head injury called a diffuse axonal injury (DAI) often occurs when a head is shaken back and forth during a car accident. Injuries called hematomas occur when blood clots form on the brain as a result of a blow.
Call Davie & Associates if you’re looking for personal injury lawyers specializing in severe injury involving the head or brain. What you may be brushing off as harmless memory loss, blurred vision, loss of consciousness, or headaches may be symptoms of concussion that point to a brain injury that can change your life for the worse very quickly. Contact Davie & Associates for a free, no obligation consultation with experienced personal injury lawyers regarding your legal case at one of our offices in Red Deer, Edmonton, or Penticton today.