The Symptoms Of Traumatic Brain Injury Are Not Always Obvious
Increased media coverage of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) often is focused on their occurrence in sports, yet a higher percentage of TBIs occur in non-sporting incidents. Motor vehicle accidents and falls are some of the leading cause of TBIs.
The Symptoms Of TBI Are Not Always Obvious
As serious as a TBI is, the symptoms can be subtle and difficult to diagnose or detect. Many of the symptoms of a TBI are not recognized as something that needs to be treated immediately. These often include:
- Persistent headaches
- Difficulty sleeping
- Irritability or mood swings
- Vision problems
- Cognitive difficulties or difficulty processing information
- Short- and long-term memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating for even short periods of time
Don’t Wait To Act
If you or someone you love is involved in a car accident, a slip-and-fall accident or other incident, and begins to experience TBI symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. If the incident resulted from someone else’s negligence, it also is a good idea to seek legal advice regarding a personal injury lawsuit.
We represent clients throughout Minnesota in these cases and will travel to meet with you. Use our online contact form to schedule a free consultation.
At Vukelich Law Firm, PLLC, in Duluth, we help individuals who have been injured through no fault of their own recover compensation for medical costs, lost wages and other damages.
The High Cost Of A TBI
TBIs can be debilitating to those who suffer them. Not only may a person be unable to work, he or she may suffer a significant decrease in enjoyment of life due to persistent symptoms that are outlined above. Long-term medical treatment may be necessary from a cadre of brain injury specialists.
Pursuing damages through a personal injury lawsuit allows a TBI victim to receive the best possible medical care while not depleting their finances. However, lawsuits involving a TBI are complex and frequently aggressively defended. It is imperative that you enlist the services of an experienced personal injury lawyer like John E. Vukelich, who understands the nuances that often make huge differences in how these cases are resolved.
Mr. Vukelich has completed numerous hours of training on brain injuries and the law. In addition, our firm works closely with neuropsychologists, neurosurgeons and other specialists who are able to explain how a brain injury occurred and the debilitating effects it has on a victim’s life.
What Can Be Recovered
We work to maximize the amount each client recovers in injury lawsuits. In TBI cases, this includes all current and future medical costs (including rehabilitation and psychological counseling), lost income, diminished earning capacity and damages for pain and suffering.
In many cases involving a TBI injury, a spouse may have a claim of his or her own for loss of marital consortium. That is more than just a loss of marital intimacy.
Personal injury lawsuits involving a TBI are highly complex matters that require extensive resources to pursue and often take a year or more to resolve. We invite you to schedule a meeting with us to discuss your case. We will review the facts and recommend a course of action.
Ready To Protect Your Rights Following An Injury
Our clients work directly with attorney Vukelich throughout the case. Because these cases can take so long to resolve, we emphasize clear communication from start to finish. Call 218-520-0558 to schedule a free consultation.