Injury lawyers in St. Leonards-on-Sea
St. Leonards-on-Sea has been part of Hastings, East Sussex since the late 19th century. The original part of the settlement was laid out in the early 19th century as a new town: a place of elegant houses designed for the well-off; it also included a central public garden, a hotel, an archery, assembly rooms and a church.
If you live in the area and sustain a brain injury as a result of an accident that was not your fault, you or someone else on your behalf (if you are not well enough) should make a personal injury claim using injury lawyers in St. Leonards-on-Sea.
Brain injuries and a discussion with injury lawyers in St. Leonards-on-Sea
There are numerous different brains injuries that can happen as the result of an accident. Even the mildest, concussion, can have long-term effects, but the more severe ones can be life changing for the victim and those close to them. If they are no longer able to care for themselves, there can be the heartrending decision whether to cope at home or put them into full time nursing care, and sometimes they are so affected there is no choice.
No matter how mild or severe the brain injury may be, if it was caused by someone else’s fault or negligence, injury lawyers in St. Leonards-on-Sea should be consulted about making a personal injury compensation claim.
The effects of brain injuries
For the family, the effects of a brain injury can make it feel like living with a different person, and some of these effects are:
- General behaviour changes;
- Body temperature out of control;
- A lack of coordination;
- Trouble with balancing and walking;
- Anxiety and depression;
- Difficulty with understanding or comprehending;
- Changes to the senses of smell, taste and touch;
- Finding concentrating difficult;
- The emotional reactions can change dramatically;
- A loss of, or altered, speech;
- Loss of memory; and
- A shortened attention span.
Changes as drastic as these can make life very difficult for the victim, particularly as the injuries are not visible.
Making a brain injury claim
Just because the mental state of the victim is not good enough to make the claim themselves does not mean they should lose out on the compensation they are entitled to. They may well need the compensation more than for any other injury type; there could be extra care costs involved, as well as many other things to make their life bearable.
We have been helping brain injured people and their families for over 15 years. You will find our advisors friendly and compassionate. They will take the details of the accident and injury then take the stress of making a claim out of your hands, making the whole process much easier for you. You can contact them on our freephone helpline number, 0800 180 4123.
Date Published: 7th November 2013
Author: David Brown