At the Law Offices of Michael L. Neff, we always stress the importance of seeking immediate medical care after you are injured. Some people want to think if they go home and rest, the injury will heal itself. Remember this: if you suffer an injury in an accident, but don’t report it and seek prompt medical help, an insurance company is likely to argue that your injury wasn’t caused by the accident.
So hoping it goes away is a good thing to do – but seeing a doctor won’t hurt if the pain doesn’t go away. Don’t take a chance. A concussion is a mild brain injury. So report all symptoms, even if you think they are minor. Even a mild head injury can lead to long lasting and serious problems.
Serious brain injuries are usually apparent when the accident happens. But mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) is not as easy to diagnose. Symptoms associated with MTBI include:
· Brief loss of consciousness
· Loss of memory
· Any alteration in mental state
· Focal neurological deficits (nerve-related problems that affect movement, sensations, speech, etc.)
There have been many “mild traumatic brain injury” cases in which the person initially appears fine, but then endures chronic functional problems, including concussion syndrome, which can cause significant changes in personality and brain function. Have you, or has someone you love been in an accident with the possibility of brain injury, through no fault of your own? After calling the doctor for medical advice – call the Law Offices of Michael L. Neff and get the legal advice you need.