Head injuries are no laughing matter. A serious brain injury can cause extreme mood swings, physical impairment that leaves the victim unable to work and support a family, terrible headaches and persistent emotional suffering.
But how can you tell if a head injury is serious?
Even if you’re not a medical professional, you can still follow one basic rule: if you or someone near you has had a blow to the head and loses consciousness for even one second, the right thing to do is to get IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION.
Your physical well-being is the most important thing. Get care as soon as possible.
Even if you don’t have serious symptoms, if you strike your head and lose consciousness for even a moment, you should seek prompt medical attention. People who claimed to feel fine immediately after head trauma have died hours later due to a brain hemorrhage. You might remember news reports of this exact tragedy when Natasha Richardson died after bumping her head in a ski accident. A simple head scan would have discovered the problem and saved her life, but she claimed to feel fine and refused to go to the hospital.
You may not feel injured, and may think you are fine, even if you are not. This is especially true of concussions–if you think someone might have a concussion, do not let them go to sleep. Seek care immediately, and follow your doctor’s advice to the letter.
Once you receive care from a professional medical expert or physician, then you can start thinking about whether your insurance will cover this bill. Head injury victims can seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, lost future income, loss of livelihood, hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation, permanent injuries, disabilities, pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Brain injury attorneys at Kuzyk Law can take care of your financial compensation; our personal injury attorneys have dealt with countless cases involving head injuries. We can make sure you and your family are taken care of.
We’ve helped victims in Lancaster, Palmdale, Rosamond and all over the Antelope Valley and Southern California settle claims with large insurance companies to compensate victims of traumatic brain injuries. This is what we do.
If you’ve had a head injury, your job is to get medical attention and take care of yourself. Let Kuzyk Law deal with getting you the maximum compensation from insurance companies and responsible parties.