A blow to the head in a fall or a motor vehicle accident can result in a brain injury that may not be immediately diagnosed or treated. Family members are often the first to notice symptoms that their loved one is not himself or herself after an accident. Sometimes the symptoms are mild, but other times they can be severe and long-lasting.
At the law firm of Seiler, Anderson, Fife & Marshall LC, in Provo, Utah, our Personal Injury Lawyers represent people who have suffered head and brain injuries. We will help your loved one obtain the proper medical treatment for his or her injury. We will also seek financial compensation for everything your family has lost. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your personal injury case.
Diagnosing Traumatic Brain Injury
In a “closed-head” injury, there is no outward sign that a brain injury has occurred. However, the sudden acceleration and deceleration of the brain inside the skull can cause damage. Symptoms that a brain injury has occurred include:
Loss of consciousness Memory problems Difficulty following directions Getting lost while driving to familiar places Irritability and sleeplessness Headaches
Even a mild brain injury can affect a person’s relationships and career. Brain damage may not show up on an MRI or CT scan. An evaluation by a neuropsychologist may be able to determine if traumatic brain injury has occurred.