One of the most difficult injuries to deal with are those occurring to the head and brain. Especially in the coal mines of West Virginia, there are many ways that someone may find themselves experienced a catastrophic traumatic brain injury from a fall, explosion, or more. With millions of people affected every year, it is important to know what constitutes a brain injury and how you or a loved one may be able to recover compensation after suffering this kind of harm.
Symptoms of a Closed Head Injury
While head injuries are relatively common, many of the minor ones are mis- or underdiagnosed, leading to victims not able to recover from the accident or suffer additional medical concerns. If you have been hurt in any way and the regular functioning to your brain has been affected, you may be suffering from a closed head injury. There are some common indicators that a brain injury has occurred:
- Blurry vision
- Changes in cognitive function
- Lack of concentration
- Loss of memory
One of the common misconceptions behind head injuries are that the person that is suffering from one needs to lose consciousness or pass out first. Not only is this inaccurate, but symptoms of a brain injury may time some time before appearing. This means that any time you have been hit in the head, the first thing you should do is get immediate medical attention and speak with a doctor to identify any potential spaces for head trauma.
Immediate Help From a WV Personal Injury Lawyer
Given the ability for brain injuries to drastically affect the lives of those that have suffered from them, it is essential that the injured party retain an attorney to represent their interests. Brain injuries can have a profound impact on your life and future- you need to be sure that you are able to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions and recover compensation on your behalf.
Jividen Law Offices, PLLC has served the tri-state area in West Virginia for over 35 years. Working on a contingency-fee basis, our attorneys do not take any payment from you unless we are able to recover on your behalf. Find out more about our team and how we can help you in a free consultation!