Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms Should Not Be Overlooked
Not all brain injuries are immediately visible after an accident. Some injuries take time to develop, and ignoring the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury is never a good idea. Traumatic brain injuries are life-changing and can alter the course of the future. Traumatic brain injury symptoms are most likely an indicator of a more serious issue, which requires serious attention. If you have been in a car or trucking accident, been hurt on the job, or otherwise suffered a severe blow to the head through the negligent actions of another, you are entitled to recover damages for your injuries. The Salt Lake City, UT, attorneys at Jones Waldo know how to recognize when symptoms may be a sign of something more serious, and can get you the compensation you need to heal.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries
After a serious accident, you may be suffering from several severe injuries. You may have broken bones; spinal cord and nerve damage, or need emergency surgery. These injuries are readily apparent, but brain injuries do not always manifest right away so it is important to watch for symptoms in the days and weeks following an accident. Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Depression or memory loss
- Difficulty sleeping
- A lack of coordination
- Extreme nausea
- Fluid draining from the ears or nose
- Becoming easily irritated or violent
If you have been in an accident and notice any of these symptoms begin shortly thereafter, you should seek immediate medical treatment to determine if you have a traumatic brain injury. If so, the party causing the accident is responsible for the care needed to treat the injury. This includes payment for all necessary medical care and long-term treatment needs.
Types of Damages for Traumatic Brain Injuries
When an accident is caused by the negligence of another, that party is responsible for repayment of all damages suffered by the victims. The types of damages victims can expect to recover may include:
- Lost wages, for time off work taken to heal, to go to doctor visits, or therapy
- Medical expenses, including the costs of care received and any future needs
- Pain and suffering
- Punitive damages, which are typically reserved for the most severe cases.
When a party has acted so egregiously in causing an accident, an award of punitive damages is appropriate. This type of damage is intended to send a message to the culpable party that the actions will not be tolerated. In a sense, punitive damages are meant to “punish” the negligent party.
To establish your need for damages and an amount that will adequately reimburse you, a thorough examination of the facts in the case is needed. Once the facts and evidence are gathered, a demand for repayment can be made.
Where to Turn for Help with Traumatic Brain Injuries
If you have been hurt in an accident and suffered a traumatic brain injury, we can help to maximize your recovery. The law office of Jones Waldo helps people who have been hurt by others. Contact us online or call us at (866)-571-0939.