You’ve sustained a head injury.
You’re feeling foggy, have headaches, not sleeping right, feel dizzy or disoriented and are low on energy. You’re having trouble simply focusing at work, and tasks that came easy to you before come with greater challenges and exhaustion.
Something is wrong, but what do you do?
Ignoring Brain Injury Symptoms is the Wrong Choice
The serious effects of brain injury can affect everything else in your life. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have devastating long term health consequences ranging from memory loss to mood changes, and even loss of cognitive function.
Traumatic brain injuries impact people from all walks of life. Ability to concentrate, focus under pressure, exhaustion, decreased energy levels, and impaired cognitive abilities limit TBI victim’s working and personal lives.
Unlike the obvious manifestation of musculoskeletal injuries, the symptoms of brain injuries can be frequently brushed off by many hard working, dedicated people in the hope that the issues will resolve on their own.
However, traumatic brain injury victims who ignore their symptoms suffer economic damages from a decline in professional performance, in addition to the medical costs associated with their injury.
Having a representative to help you take steps to mitigate these damages and ensure you are protected at work will go a long way in putting you on the path to recovery. Consult with a brain injury attorney as soon as you believe you have a TBI.
Personal Injury Attorney for Individuals with a TBI
Many of our clients suffered for weeks or even months before they sought representation, with a loss of performance at work, loss of focus in their personal lives, and physical pain and discomfort before they consulted with us.
When To Contact A Brain Injury Attorney
Consult with a brain injury attorney as soon as you suspect you may have sustained a traumatic brain injury. A concussion diagnosis is the most common warning sign, but if you’ve suffered brain trauma from any source ranging between head injuries to drowning, be on the lookout for the warning signs mentioned earlier.
An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to guide you through the process to ensure you’re getting the best care as quickly as possible, and give you the greatest likelihood of recovery in any legal proceeding.
If you’ve undergone an MRI with negative results, don’t assume that you have not suffered a brain injury. MRI’s can be valuable tools in diagnosing brain injuries, but like all tools, they have their limits.
Pituitary Gland Injuries
Many individuals who suffer traumatic brain injuries suffer from the unique effects of damage to their pituitary gland, which regulates the release and balance of the body’s hormones. These pituitary gland injuries often go missed or undiagnosed with patients impacted by traumatic brain injury.
Trust yourself – if you feel like something is off, consult with a brain injury attorney to see what steps you can take next.
A recent client of Brain Injury Law of Seattle suffered for months after being rear ended while at a complete stop in Interstate 5. The client had sought some treatment for his shoulder and neck pain, but did not understand why he kept experiencing fatigue, low energy, and loss of ability to focus.
The client initially chalked these issues up to soreness or physical injury, but after consulting his brain injury attorney and having his hormone levels checked, he realized his pituitary gland had been injured when he was concussed.
The client was able to get the health care he needed to return to his pre-accident self and settled his case for over $300,000.
Experience is Key
There are dozens of attorneys who claim they handle “brain injuries” with little to no experience with the complex nature of traumatic brain injuries. When looking for a personal injury attorney to consult with make sure they:
- Have experience with clients suffering from a TBI
- Have a strong knowledge base of traditional medical treatment and cutting edge approaches to care to ensure you’re empowered to make the best decisions regarding your care.
- Have the respect and trust of the medical community to ensure a seamless and efficient transition of your case through both the legal and medical systems.
Over 80% of our clients at Brain Injury Law of Seattle are dealing with the aftermath of traumatic brain injuries. Our brain injury attorneys work with clients suffering from the unique trauma of brain injuries every day.
No two brain injuries are the same, and no two clients will suffer in the same way. Your personal injury attorney should be educated on the treatment options to ensure they can give you the best counsel in making your health care decisions.
The brain injury attorneys at Brain Injury Law of Seattle work with neurologists, neurosurgeons, psychiatrists, osteopaths, sleep specialists, counselors, and countless other medical professionals to get the right solution for you.
If you’re suffering from a traumatic brain injury or are experiencing headaches, dizziness, and low energy, take control of the situation. Contact Brain Injury Law of Seattle for a consultation and evaluation to determine if we can help you.