You can have an accident at any place and at any time. There are lots of different types of accidents that can happen to you, which could lead you to have many different types of injuries. Some injuries can be more serious than other, for example a brain injury.
If you have a brain injury you could end up in a vegetative state, which could mean needing 24-hour care, or you could need to go into a care home. Certainly, whatever the outcome, the lives of you and your family could be changed forever.
The mildest brain injury to sustain is concussion, but even this can have-far reaching effects, the most common symptoms being:
- Loss of balance;
- Feeling stunned or dazed;
- Double vision or seeing stars;
- Difficulty with memory;
- Headache; and
The memory problems usually improve after a few hours, but the other symptoms can take much longer to retreat. If this has happened to you in an accident that was not your fault, then you may be able to use a personal injury lawyer in Prudhoe at Accident Advice Helpline to make a personal injury compensation claim.
The other problems that could arise
Concussion has other, less usual symptoms in the more serious cases, including:
- Slurred speech;
- Glassy eyes or a vacant stare;
- Strange emotional responses, such as tears or laughter for no reason;
- Loss of consciousness; and
As a precaution, if any of these signs are showing then a visit to a local accident and emergency department should be made to ensure there are not more severe brain injuries.
The more vulnerable victims
Some victims of head injuries are more susceptible to the effects of brain injuries than others, including:
- Having conditions such as haemophilia that make you bleed more;
- Anyone taking blood thinning drugs such as warfarin or aspirin;
- People over the age of 65; and
- People who have suffered a head injury before.
A personal injury lawyer in Prudhoe at Accident Advice Helpline will assist you with your personal injury claim
Accident Advice Helpline have been helping people with brain injuries and their families for over 15 years, and we have made sure that they have received the compensation they deserved. If the victim is in no fit state to deal with their injury claim, a member of their family should contact us to make the personal injury compensation claim on their behalf.
You will find our advisors friendly and compassionate. They will take the details of the accident and injury, then take the stress and make the whole process much easier for you. You can contact us on our helpline number, 0800 180 4123.