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A brain injury often has the potential to be a very serious life-altering injury. If you or someone you love suffered a brain injury in an automobile accident or some other type of accident and you were not at fault, you may be entitled to compensation from the person or business whose negligence caused your injury. A precise diagnosis will not only help in the recovery of your health, but it will also be useful in calculating proper reimbursement and compensation for your injury.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when the brain is forced to contact the inside of the skull. Depending on the location and severity of the collision, a traumatic brain injury may result in a concussion or cause lasting, permanent damage, and in some cases death. With some brain injuries, the victim will not show side effects for days after the accident and this often makes a TBI difficult for a doctor to diagnose.
How to Diagnose Traumatic Brain Injury
The Mayo Clinic says the use of CT scans and MRI’s after an accident where a brain injury might have occurred will help physicians make a diagnosis in a prompt manner. CT scans can potentially show injuries that otherwise might not be apparent, like bruising or bleeding in the brain. Monitoring the pressure within a person’s skull can potentially let physicians know if the brain is swelling, a very serious symptom of injuries to the brain. Physicians also try to find traditional symptoms of injuries to the brain.
These can include but are not necessarily limited to:
Ringing in the ears
Recovering from a TBI
To better help the victim receive sufficient compensation for all expenses associated with the brain injury treatment and rehab, it’s highly important for the accident victim to get a comprehensive diagnosis from a qualified physician. If, at a later point, the injury is found to be more serious, an accident victim that has already settled may soon realize that the settlement was not adequate. Furthermore, having an accurate diagnosis helps in determining if there may be long-term effects of a TBI. This will make it much easier for your Injury lawyer to determine important factors, such as lost wages. Making sure your brain injury is properly diagnosed by a qualified physician is an important first step to a full recovery.
The King Law Firm’s brain injury attorneys in North Carolina have over 30 years of in-depth legal experience. If you, a friend, or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of another person, employer or business, contact the King Law Firm.
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