Edward II, Edward III, a brain injury and an injury claims lawyer in Leintwardine
Leintwardine is a large village in north Herefordshire, close to the border with Shropshire. Leintwardine is listed in the Domesday Book of 1086 as Lenteurde, and was recorded as being a large settlement for its time. It is 8 miles from Ludlow and the A4113 passes through the village on the alignment of the old Roman road, Watling Street. Roger Mortimer, the lover of Edward II’s wife Isabella and usurper of Edward III’s throne, founded a collegiate chantry at Leintwardine and built a chapel where he used to pray for the souls of his family. Edward III made pilgrimages to the chapel between September and November 1353, laying a cloth of gold at the feet of a statue of the Virgin Mary. There is a lot more to the history of the village, but for now let’s consider what would happen if one of the present day residents sustained a brain injury in an accident that was not their fault. They may want to use the services of an injury claims lawyer in Leintwardine.
Brain injuries and using an injury claims lawyer in Leintwardine
The brain is one of the most fragile parts of our body. Normally well protected by the skull, there are accidents that can damage it and the effects for the victim and their family can be horrendous. If they survive, they can be left in a vegetative state, unable to care for themselves any longer or they could just find life a little harder to cope with and need day to day help. Whatever their condition might be, it may be best if a family member makes the contact with an injury lawyer in Leintwardine.
How a brain injury can change the victim
The effects of a brain injury can be devastating for the victim and those around them. For the family, it can feel like living with a different person and some of these effects are:
- A loss of, or altered, speech
- Loss of memory
- A shortened attention span
- Finding concentrating difficult
- Speed of thought
- The emotional reactions can change dramatically
- General behaviour changes
- A lack of co-ordination
- Trouble with balancing
- Difficulty walking
- Difficulty with understanding or comprehending
- Changes to the senses of smell, taste and touch
With any of these effects, life is going to be difficult and the victim should be compensated for that. They or some one on their behalf should speak to an injury lawyer in Leintwardine.
The personal injury compensation claim
When it comes to personal injury compensation claims for brain injuries, it is nothing unusual for it to be a family member that contacts Accident Advice Helpline on behalf of the victim. This is OK with us. Just because the victim is not able to make the claim him or herself, does not mean they should lose out. They may well need the compensation more than any other injury type; there could be extra care costs involved as well as many other things to make their life bearable.
Some one should contact us on 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our friendly, compassionate advisors, and we will take it from there.
Date Published: 1st October 2013
Author: David Brown