What to Do If You Suspect You Have a Brain Injury

Are you or have you ever experienced the inability to remember how an injury occurred immediately or up to twenty-four hours after the incident? Are you feeling acute confusion or disorientation, headache, dizziness, blurry vision, or nausea and vomiting? Have you been unable to retain new information or been unable to function normally at your job? If so, you might be the victim of a brain injury and may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, rehabilitation, unemployment, and/or lawyer services. The law firm of Eisenberg, Gilchrist, and Cutt can help you!

EGC Legal can assist you with finding the appropriate and best medical care for your injuries. They can also guide you through the legal processes you will need to go through to obtain damages owed to you. If you suspect you have or might be experiencing brain injury or brain injury symptoms from things such as car accidents, slipping or falling, contact sports, non-contact sports, workplace accidents, assaults or domestic violence, contact those at EGC Legal for advice on what to do.

Types of Brain Injuries:
Concussion – One of the most common types of brain injury. Concussions are caused by a violent jolt or blow to the head. This type of injury is common in contact sports and could result in permanent brain damage.
“Closed” Head Injuries – The most difficult injury to detect, this type of injury could be caused by such things as whiplash (from a car accident) or being shaken intensely. Usually there will be no outward sign you have been injured.
Acquired Brain Injuries – A type of injury that hasn’t resulted from either a concussion or a “closed” head injury. This injury happens when brain cells are deprived of oxygen, as in near-drowning experiences, asphyxiation, exposure to toxic substances, drug overdose or medication misuse.

While injuries in adults are often easier to detect, it is more difficult to discern brain injuries in children as they are not always able to express the seriousness of their injuries. These types of brain injuries may result from falling, being shaken, accidents, or abuse. In children, it is important to look out for these following symptoms:

  • Listlessness
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of new skills
  • Inability to walk or balance

If you or loved one have or are experiencing the symptoms of a brain injury, contact those at of Eisenberg, Gilchrist, and Cutt for legal advice now.

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