Injuries to the brain can potentially alter your life. The brain is the most crucial organ of the body. Even a simple knock on the head can lead to long-term damage. Since all the functions of the body are regulated by your mind, injuries to the head can be particularly harmful. You may even suffer from a disorder known as traumatic brain injury (TBI).
This usually occurs when you hit your head so hard on a surface that the brain moves from its place inside. However, it does not cause any damage to your skill. Such an injury can be life-altering if it is not treated immediately. In case there’s a puncture in your brain, it may cause some serious long-term damage.
Since it is such a sensitive part of the body, both open and closed head injuries are equally harmful. An open head injury is one where your scalp begins to bleed. A puncture in your scalp can lead to a loss of blood.
Some of the cracked pieces of your skull may even get lodged in the brain. However, the good thing about an open head injury is that the diagnosis is immediate. In case of a closed head injury, the damage may not be discovered until it may be very late.
When the damage becomes quite extensive, the symptoms will begin to show. That’s when you will realize the extent of the injury. In some cases, you may not even figure out that there’s an internal injury for a couple of months or more! Such injuries are only diagnosed through CT or MRI scans, both of which are relatively expensive.
If you have been injured, you need to take immediate action. Visit a doctor as soon as possible, and schedule an MRI in order to assess the extent of the injury. Some of the most common symptoms experienced by the injured person include loss of consciousness, dizziness, drowsiness, loss of motor skills, difficulty in speaking properly, sudden fits/seizures or convulsions and problems with the memory and concentration.
The sooner it is diagnosed, the better. However, after the diagnosis, the rehabilitation process is like a long and winding road. Not only will you have to take a break from your job, but you will also have to spend a considerable amount of money for the treatment.
For the injuries that you sustain, you deserve adequate compensation. You need a reliable, experienced lawyer to fight your case. According to the law of Indiana, you can get adequate compensation for your troubles, but you must fight for it.
Only a good attorney will help you get your share. You don’t want to spend all of your money on a lawyer and legal fees, only to find that you couldn’t get your compensation. An accident can occur at any point in time.
However, if the accident was due to the negligence on the part of another party, we will help you claim damages. At Schiller Law Offices, our attorney will help you through every step of the way and get you your right. We are one of the most reputable personal injury law firms in Indianapolis and the State of Indiana!