Your life and the lives of those close to you could be changed forever, if you suffer a brain injury in an accident that wasnt your fault. As one of the most fragile organs in a body, it controls everything we do, and if it gets damaged If your accident was the fault of someone else, then you may be able to make head injury claims in Boston for compensation with the help of Accident Advcice Helpline.
Normally our brain is well protected by our skull and in day to day life this is enough to keep it safe. But if your are in an accident, injuries to your head can affect your brain and even the mildest of brain inures, concussion, can have long term effects for the victim.
People tend to think of concussion as having headaches, maybe for a day or two, and in many cases that is all it is. But there are times that the headaches do not get much better, and the victim suffers with memory problems and their sight can become impaired.
The head injury claims in Boston that victims make
There are number our brain injuries other than concussion, a few of them being:
- Closed head injury where there is an impact to the head that does not break the skull but damages the brain
- Penetrating head injury is where an object pierces the skull and the brain
- Diffuse brain injury is where the brain is damaged by being thrown around inside the skull
- Brain confusion happens when the brain tissue swells after a break or crack in the skull
- Bleeding inside the skull around the brain
Often, the consequences of a brain injury mean that the victim is no longer able to handle their own afford, but they should not lose their compensation because of this. Someone close to them should contact us, we can still help make head injury claims in Boston for compensation.
Not leaving a victim
A victim who has taken a knock to the head in an accident should not be left on their own for 24 hours at the very least. The symptoms of a brain injury can take a few hours to show, and if they become irritable or have a vacant stare, immediate medical attention should be sought. Other symptoms from a brain injury can include:
- Loss of or altered speech
- Shortening of their attention span
- A lack of concentration
- Memory loss
- Speed of thought
- Changes in how they react emotionally
- Behavior changes
- Weakness or paralysis
- Difficulty with balance and walking
- Lack of co-ordination
- An altered sense of smell, taste or touch
- The inability to understand or comprehend
Getting the victim the right legal help
At Accident Advice Helpline we have dealt with many brain injury victims, and after over 15 years of making such claims, have the experience and expertise to give your claim its best chance of success. We will keep the claim as simple and efficient as we can so that at this terrible time, no more stress is created for the victim and their family.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 11th July 2014