Identifying Symptoms of Brain Injuries
A brain injury can be defined as any injury that disrupts brain function, which can range from concussions, closed head injuries, or external brain injuries.
While some brain injuries can be easily diagnosed, others are more subtle. There are some signs that can indicate such an injury has occurred:
- Headaches lasting substantial time
- Trouble concentrating
- Loss of memory
- Dizziness or difficulty balancing
- Sudden mood changes or swings
- Frequent fatigue and irritability
In many cases, it can take extensive time for the symptoms of a brain injury to develop in a person. It may be a gradual process at first, which is why many people don’t initially realize that they have sustained such a serious injury.
6 Steps to Take if You Suspect You’ve Sustained a Brain Injury
It can be difficult to determine what you should do following an accident.
If you suspect a brain injury, make sure you always:
- Get medical attention and care
- Keep track of and monitor any symptom changes
- Organize all medical documents and accident evidence
- Schedule regular check-ups with your doctor
- Know the basis of your case (does it involve negligence on the part of another party legally responsible?)
- Talk to an attorney you can trust with your case
We know as experienced brain injury lawyers in Los Angeles that getting enough money to provide for your loved ones’ needs can make all the difference in his or her quality of life. If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury due to negligence, contact BD&J. We have recovered more than $1.5 billion for our clients over the years and can put our years of experience and trusted representation to work on your behalf.