Head trauma and brain injuries are one of the most complicated injuries to identify and can also be the most serious. If you or a loved one has had an accident that’s resulted in a brain injury, it can be tough to know what your next move should be.
Thankfully, there are several brain injury helplines out there that can connect you to experts who are there to help you learn more information about traumatic brain injuries, resources on rehabilitation, and even find a local support group. Here’s more information about brain injury helplines and what you can do legally if you’ve incurred a brain injury.
SEEK IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION AFTER HEAD TRAUMA OR POSSIBLE BRAIN INJURY
The first thing you should do is seek immediate medical attention. If you have hit your head in any way, it’s always best to get checked over by a doctor because severe symptoms may not present themselves for several hours. You should especially see a doctor if you are suffering from confusion, coordination issues, a severe headache, or the ability to function normally.
Save all medical documentation that you receive from the hospital or from your physician so that you can stay informed about any treatment plans. You also should save the documentation in case you later decide to file a personal injury lawsuit.
REACH OUT TO A BRAIN INJURY HELPLINE
Most states, including Georgia, have a brain injury association that works to provide community support to individuals and families. Whether you need to understand the effects of a brain injury better, you need to be connected with a support group or know how to effectively manage brain injury symptoms, you can call a brain injury helpline to get the proper assistance that you need.
SEEK OUT LOCAL LEGAL REPRESENTATION
If you’ve suffered an injury and you suspect that you may have head trauma as a result, then it’s important to not only seek medical attention right away but also to connect with local personal injury legal representation so that you can discuss whether to pursue a lawsuit is worth your time.
Whether you’ve injured yourself through a slip and fall incident, a car accident, a boating accident, public transportation accident, a faulty product, or a physical assault, there may be a negligent party responsible for your injury and you may possibly be entitled to a reward.
When you are considering a personal injury lawsuit due to a traumatic brain injury, you want legal representation who is sensitive to your needs and who understands your rights. Call the Fry | Goehring today at (404) 948-3571 for more information.