Frequently Asked Questions About Brain Injuries

We at Leavitt Yamane & Soldner believe that being well-informed about your injuries, options, and rights is an excellent foundation for any legal situation. Because of this, our knowledgeable Honolulu personal injury attorneys have collected some of the most common questions regarding brain injuries we encounter and have provided the answers below. We hope this information helps you take legal action for yourself or a loved one who is currently dealing with this serious injury.

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What is a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury is a common injury that results when brain tissue is damaged by the back and forward motion of the head, such as whiplash motion during a car accident. Traumatic brain injuries can also occur when the head is hit against a hard object or surface. Traumatic brain injuries can be closed-head or open-head injuries. Open-head injuries occur when an object pierces the skull. Closed-head injuries aren't so obvious because the damage is internal.

Is a mild traumatic brain injury case for concern?

A mild traumatic brain injury, while not as serious at first-glance as severe traumatic brain injuries, still requires prompt and serious medical attention. The effects of a mild traumatic brain injury can be subtle, which can make it difficult to detect. Some symptoms of mild traumatic brain injuries include poor concentration, temporary hearing loss, vision problems, mood changes, mental slowness, and irregular sleeping patterns.

What kind of symptoms should I be looking out for?

After an accident, keep a close eye on any symptoms or signs that may indicate that you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury. Some of these symptoms include inability to concentrate, mood changes, sight and hearing impairment, difficulty walking, and poor attention span. We recommend that you keep a journal of your symptoms.

What signs indicate that a brain injury persists after an accident?

If you have a feeling that something is still wrong after you or a loved one is discharged after an accident, it is better to be safe than sorry. We recommend that you see your primary doctor again or visit the emergency room in order to determine if you sustained a minor traumatic brain injury. These kinds of injuries can be difficult to detect.

What is Post-Concussion Syndrome?

Post-Concussion Syndrome refers to the group of symptoms that a person can experience after an accident or receiving a blow to the head. Behavior and physical changes such as changes in personality and chronic headaches can occur. These symptoms can persist for weeks and months after an accident. Other individuals suffer from depression and anxiety as a result of Post-Concussion Syndrome.

Why should I hire Leavitt Yamane & Soldner to represent me?

You should consider hiring our firm to represent you because we have handle many traumatic brain injury cases over the years. Since 1971, we have been representing injured individuals across the Hawaiian Islands and have been successful in recovering compensation on their behalf. We also offer initial consultations, free of charge, to our prospective clients. If you are unable to meet with us in person, we are ready and willing to travel to meet with you in your home or hospital room. Nothing is more important to us than the needs of our clients.

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