It’s a frightening thought but a harsh reality that many emergency rooms miss traumatic brain injuries (TBI) after people have been involved in car accidents. The San Francisco TBI lawyers at Hogan Injury have witnessed cases where seriously brain-injured people walked away from car crashes without ever visiting emergency rooms only to become permanently disabled later with brain injuries.
If you are experiencing a loss of coordination after a car accident, you should seek immediate medical attention. Lack of coordination is one of the many symptoms of a brain injury as are:
- Short-term memory problems
- Sleep problems
- Anxiety and depression
- Speech difficulties
- Light and sound sensitivity
- Hostile or anti-social behavior
Symptoms of brain injury may not appear for hours, days or even weeks following an accident. Often times, these symptoms are missed all together as a person may appear fine even though they are acting and feeling differently. Meanwhile, healthcare professional usually focus on treating visible injuries like lacerations and broken bones. It can take months for a brain injured person to be properly diagnosed wherein he or she starts receiving the medical treatment and therapy he or she needs. This is why it’s so very important for vehicular accident victims to be aware of how they feel following a crash.
If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident and has a loss of coordination, you should first seek medical attention so that you are properly diagnosed. Then you should speak to a Bay Area personal injury attorney. If the accident you were involved in was caused by the negligent action(s) of someone else such as another driver, you may be able to file a claim for compensation that would pay your medical expenses and cover any other losses you’ve suffered such as lost wages, the inability to earn a living and pain & suffering.
The attorneys at Hogan Injury understand the seriousness of brain injuries and know how this type of injury can change lives. We work hard to ensure our clients receive the maximum compensation they deserve and need when they’ve been injured due to the negligent behavior of others. Our legal team is available 24/7 to speak with you so contact us today for your guaranteed, no-fee consultation.