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Finding Financial Recovery After Brain and Head Injuries
Salt Lake City Personal Injury Attorney
Following an accident, one question that people are often asked by emergency medical providers is whether or not they lost consciousness. The provider is concerned about whether you may have suffered a concussion and possible brain injury. However, the accident victim is often dazed and is not in a good position to answer.
At the law office of Rasmussen & Miner in Salt Lake City, we offer a free initial consultation to answer your questions about brain injury or any other issue related to your accident. Often times, our lawyers are the ones who send our clients to get medical treatment because the first responder missed the injury.
Even a minor concussion can have catastrophic consequences for a person’s life. Conversely, a major concussion may have no effect at all. What’s most important for anyone after an accident is to seek treatment and make sure you are all right.
Symptoms of Brain Injury Following an Accident
A physical trauma to the head that causes brain injury can result in retrograde amnesia. The person who suffers the injury loses a snippet of time, even though they may be unaware that they lost consciousness.
The sudden acceleration-deceleration of a car accident can result in the brain being shaken within the skull. The interior of the skull contains boney protuberances, which can cause permanent damage to the brain. The person who suffers the injury may not even be aware that an injury has occurred. Family members are usually the first to notice symptom such as:
- Personality changes
- Doing things that are out of character
- Problems with short-term memory
- Loss of certain functions such as inhibition control
Brain injury can be difficult to detect using a MRI or even a CT scan. There are people with normal MRIs who are in comas. Our lawyers often recommend that accident victims see a neuropsychologist, who can assess brain function.
Free Consultation with an Experienced TBI Attorney
Come in with questions, leave with confidence that your personal injury case will be handled properly. Call (801) 363-8500 or fill out the contact form on this Web site to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer at our Salt Lake City office.