Minneapolis Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur after a car accident. A TBI is often obvious when there is a skull fracture, brain bleed, or head contusion. More often, however, a TBI is not that obvious. Frequently a TBI occurs without direct head trauma and often occurs after whiplash-type injuries. The rapid acceleration/deceleration of a person’s head during a car accident can cause the brain to shake or impact the skull causing a TBI.
A TBI should be taken very seriously because it can have serious effects on your physical and mental health as well as your cognitive abilities, contact our experienced Minneapolis traumatic brain injury lawyers today.
A TBI is often revealed by one or more of the following symptoms:
- Memory loss/Amnesia
- Loss of smell or taste/strange smell or taste
- Poor attention/concentration
- Sleep disturbances
- Dizziness/loss of balance
- Irritability-emotional disturbances
- Feelings of depression/mood changes
- Sensitivity to light and sounds
- Disorientation or confusion
If you have been in a car accident and are experiencing any of these symptoms you should immediately inform your doctor. A neurological examination may be required. Often your doctor will recommend brain imaging such as a CAT, MRI, and SPECT which can reveal evidence of a TBI. A TBI can still exist even if diagnostic tests come back as “normal”. In fact, it is quite common to have a normal MRI or CT and still reveal signs of cognitive or functional impairment during neurological or neuropsychological testing.
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TBIs are extremely difficult to deal with because the person looks normal and often moves normally but does not feel or think normally. This makes the diagnosis difficult and easy to miss. Family and friends usually notice changes in behavior before the injured person realizes there is a problem. Frustration at work or when performing normal everyday activities often occurs after a TBI.
Unfortunately, some insurance adjusters rely on misinformation and deny TBI claims without evidence of a head impact. So, if you have suffered a TBI due to someone else’s negligence, you will need an experienced and knowledgeable Minneapolis brain injury lawyer to help you collect the evidence necessary to make sure you are fairly compensated by the insurance company.