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Published On: Tue, Apr 9th, 2019

How to Proceed After Suffering from an Accident that Causes a Traumatic Head Injury

Traumatic head injuries are some of the most dangerous, life-changing injuries around. It’s estimated that up to 90,000 people suffer from the effects of these injuries every year.

Naturally, not all these injuries are caused by accidents, but a huge number of them are. Likewise, not all traumatic head injuries lead to serious injury and disability.

We’re going to go into what you should do if you’re involved in an accident that causes a traumatic head injury.

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Get Your Injuries Evaluated Immediately

So how do you know if you have a head injury?

This is where the problems start. The symptoms of head injuries tend to not appear for quite some time. In some cases, it can be weeks after the accident when the symptoms finally appear.

So, you need to make sure you get evaluated as soon as you can. Even if you feel fine, you should visit a hospital or get treated at the scene of the accident.

Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Lead to Disability and Death

The most common type of traumatic head injury is a concussion. But things like second impact syndrome can kill. The longer you leave a traumatic head injury the higher the chance of disability and death.

Did you know that traumatic brain injuries are responsible for 30% of all injury deaths?

Many of these can be prevented by getting immediate medical care and following any rehabilitation program given to you.

Hire a Lawyer to Fight Your Case for You

Cases involving traumatic head injuries can be complex. Unlike a cut or a bruise, the damage caused by head injuries aren’t immediately apparent. It’s often difficult for doctors to diagnose the precise extent of the damage.

This is just one of the many reasons why it’s so important to hire a personal injury lawyer to take on and fight your case for you.

Not only will they be able to handle all the paperwork, but they’ll be able to guide you through an extremely stressful time. If you’re dealing with a traumatic injury, you’ll be able to put all your energy into your recovery.

How Should You Handle Yourself During a Case?

After your case has started, you should avoid speaking to anyone except your attorney. This includes any representatives from insurance companies. Say one wrong thing and it could be used against you in a case.

You should also follow any instructions from your doctor and ensure that you don’t post about an active case on social media.

Just focus on getting better and allow a professional attorney to handle everything.

Last Word – Where Should You Find an Attorney to Increase Your Chances of Getting Compensation?

You should begin researching attorneys as soon as possible. Don’t allow yourself to be swayed by lower contingency fees and other perks. Look at the lawyers with the highest success rates and the attorneys that are going to treat you with the care and attentiveness you deserve.

With that in mind, have you recently experienced a traumatic head injury?

Author: Sheikh Hazaifa

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