Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) afflict millions of people every year with extremely serious symptoms. Despite their prevalence, the general public still doesn’t understand these injuries. Here are four facts that you may not know about TBIs and how they can damage people’s lives. For more information, call the Fountain Law Firm today at (888) 242-HURT (4878) or send us an email through our online contact form.
Seemingly Minor Accidents Can Cause Severe TBIs
Even people who justifiably think of TBIs as serious injuries are often surprised to learn that relatively minor accidents can cause severe brain trauma. Accidents that can result in TBIs include sports and recreation accidents, slips and falls, bicycle accidents, playground injuries, and slow speed car accidents. Because seemingly minor accidents can produce TBIs, get checked out by a doctor after any incident involving head trauma.
Mild TBIs Can Result in Weeks or Months of Symptoms
Many people do not realize that even a mild TBI can put victims out of commission for a significant period of time. Symptoms like dizziness, headaches, sensitivity to light and sound, memory problems, and difficulty concentrating can make going to school or work impossible for weeks or even months.
People Who Sustain TBIs in Accidents May Receive Substantial Compensation
Traumatic brain injuries are serious matters that can result in significant economic and noneconomic losses. These losses often include medical expenses, lost income, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and lost the quality of life. In many cases, these losses will go on for months or even years. For this reason, victims should retain a lawyer who understands the unique issues posed by TBI cases and who has a successful track record representing victims.
Call a Lawyer as Soon as You Can After You Receive a TBA Diagnosis
Time is of the essence in TBI claims, so call an attorney as soon as possible after you receive a TBI diagnosis. The longer you wait to start an investigation, the greater the chance that someone will lose or destroy evidence important to your case. A lawyer, however, will begin to investigate your case as soon as possible and may put certain parties on notice about their duties to preserve relevant evidence.
Call an Indianapolis TBI Attorney Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation
At the Fountain Law Firm, P.C., we have successfully helped many TBI victims obtain the compensation they deserve for their injuries and related losses. To make sure that you receive all of the compensation to which Indiana law entitles you, hire an experienced traumatic brain injury attorney to handle your case. Attorney Merry Fountain can help you today by meeting in her office or by meeting in your home. Call Merry Fountain or write her online anytime at (888) 242-HURT (4878) for a free consultation.