The brain is one of the body’s most important organs as it is responsible for your thoughts, memory and movement. It sends important messages to other parts of the body. If you suffer from a brain injury, many aspects of your life and functioning may be affected.
Brain injuries are not always easy to detect. However, it is important to watch out for potential signs of a brain injury after suffering from trauma to the head such as during a motor vehicle collision, or other injury accident.
What Are The Symptoms Of Brain Injuries?
The symptoms that you experience after a brain injury may be different than the symptoms others have. These symptoms may or may not persist and may last for different lengths of time.
Symptoms may include the following:
- Physical symptoms – The most noticeable symptoms are physical in nature, such as nausea, vomiting, temporary loss of consciousness, fatigue, headaches, dizziness, problems sleeping, loss of memory, vision problems, changes in hearing, taste or smell, or other sensory problems.
- Cognitive difficulties – Other indicators that a person has suffered from a brain injury include difficulties in concentrating, speaking, maintaining attention or perceiving things accurately.
- Behavioral changes – Traumatic brain injury victims may have mood swings, irritability, disinhibition, changes in personality or emotional outbursts.
What Are The Common Types Of Brain Injuries?
There are different types of brain injuries, including:
Mild Brain Injuries. Even if you’re diagnosed with just a “mild” brain injury, it can still have a substantial impact on you and your family. Brain injuries are classified in this manner if they result in loss of consciousness or disorientation of less than 30 minutes after the traumatic event.
Moderate Brain Injuries. Moderate brain injuries are those that cause loss of consciousness between 20 minutes to six hours.
Severe Traumatic Brain Injuries. Severe brain injuries can result from a loss of consciousness for more than six hours and a Glasgow Coma Scale of 3 to 8. For these injuries to be mitigated, prompt and accurate diagnosis is vital to the potential recovery. Intensive treatment may be necessary.
How Can A Brain Injury Lawyer Help?
A brain injury lawyer in Calgary can be an important advocate during this important time in your life or that of a loved one. We understand how many complications these injuries can cause, even if they are classified as “mild” injuries.
We also know that brain injury victims often have difficulty explaining how the accident happened or may not remember these events. We can work diligently to find other evidence to help establish the cause of your injury and prove how the defendant was at fault. An experienced brain injury lawyer in Calgary can work diligently to pursue the maximum compensation that you need for all of your necessary medical treatment.
Why Hire Vogel LLP?
The brain injury lawyers at Vogel LLP rely on their extensive experience working with other brain injury victims. We are well-versed in all aspects of personal injury law due to our nearly combined 100 years of experience in this field. We help support our clients through this difficult period while tending to all legal aspects of the claim so our clients can focus on their recovery.
Contact Vogel LLP today to schedule a free consultation regarding your personal injury.