How to Identify a Brain Injury
Symptoms of a brain injury may be obvious — such as a coma or bump on the head — or they may be subtle, such as disorientation, irritability, sudden mood swings, personality change, short-term memory loss or cognitive losses.
Persons suffering from a traumatic brain injury often report feeling overwhelmed by the intense sensory stimulation of places like fast food restaurants and grocery stores. Some persons have difficulty following the plot lines of movies and television shows. Untrained lay people sometimes lack the knowledge of how to detect a brain injury.
A brain injury victim is not always knocked unconscious. The injured person may report an altered state of consciousness — feeling “out of it” or “in a dream state.” Perceptions of life following a truck accident or car accident may seem surrealistic to the brain injured person. Persons suffering from a traumatic brain injury often experience headaches and/or vomiting in the hours following the accident.
If you or your loved one “doesn’t feel right” after an automobile, motorcycle and bicycle accident, you should seek medical evaluation at your local emergency room immediately. You are also advised to contact an attorney with ample experience representing brain injured accident victims. At the law offices of Coppola & Melonakis, we are prepared to share our knowledge and experience with you.
After a Brain Injury Has Occurred, We Can Advise You
Our attorneys welcome the opportunity to listen and advise you. In a brain injury case, you may have a claim against a doctor, a hospital or another motorist.
If you are the husband or wife of a traumatic head injury victim, you may have a claim of your own for loss of consortium (disrupted marital relationship). Talk to a lawyer and learn about your own rights as well as the rights of the injured person.
Contact our office to schedule a free initial consultation. We handle most cases on a contingency fee basis. We don’t collect attorney fees unless we obtain monetary compensation for you.