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.
Learn More About this Serious Injury Below.
What is a traumatic brain injury?
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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