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The long term effects of a brain injury

Are you aware of the long term effects of a brain injury?

Having been in an accident that resulted in a brain injury you might be worried about the nature of that injury. For some of the victims of accidents it sadly becomes necessary to discuss and come to terms with the long term effects of a brain injury.

As a law firm specialising in securing personal injury compensation for accident victims, Accident Advice Helpline has dealt with many such cases since our inception back in the year 2000. Our team of personal injury advisers and accident lawyers work tirelessly together to ensure the injured receive the compensation due to them.

What are the long term effects of a brain injury?

The long term effects of a brain injury can vary from person to person. Depending on the severity of the injury the care that is needed may alter from little and often to round-the-clock care with a live-in health professional.

Some of the injuries that can affect the brain are listed below:

  • Concussion
  • Diffuse Axonal brain injury
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Contrecoup injury

While this might seem like a short list, each of the injuries listed have their own subsections and are many in number. Concussion can cause temporary or long term amnesia as well as dizziness and headaches.

Moving further through the scale to traumatic brain injuries; some of these can cause the victim of an accident to fall into a coma that could last days, weeks, months or even years. This can lead to a vegetative state in which the victim is unable to respond to outside stimuli from medical practitioners on a physical or sensory level.

Other accident victims find themselves afflicted with what is known as ‘Locked In Syndrome’. This condition means the victim is awake and can see and hear everything but cannot move or respond in anyway. For conditions such as these 24-hour care is needed and in such instances the cost of such care is high and often not available via the National Health Service.

You need a professional personal injury specialist

Accident Advice Helpline has a reputation that is unrivalled. Our team of personal injury advisers are on hand daily to answer the questions of anyone who has been injured in an accident that they had no control over.

When you call, an adviser will guide you through our initial assessment to determine if you have a personal injury claim to answer. If you have, and you want us to represent you on a no win no fee basis, our adviser will pass your details across to our team of experienced and professional solicitors.

Our solicitors have secured compensation for thousands of accident victims and just last year were responsible for the awarding of over £30 million in damages.

For more information call our team of personal injury advisers today on freephone number 0800 689 5659. Our lines are open now and our advisers will be able to answer your questions and offer you the advice and support you need.