Ohio attorney Art Elk wants you to keep an eye out for your relatives or loved ones who have recently
been in a car accident and are showing signs of modified behavior.
After an automobile accident, you may feel a variety of different aches and pains. Upon examination at a hospital, you may be relieved to learn that you are being released with no serious injuries diagnosed.
However, you may still be at risk for a stealthy condition that can elude diagnosis. If you’ve hit your head in any way during the accident, you may be in danger of a serious brain injury.
A traumatic brain injury can produce a wide variety of symptoms, including headaches, vomiting, blurred vision, ringing in the ears and even a change in personality. Brain trauma can be caused by a direct blow to the head or even by the sudden acceleration of the skull, which can cause permanent brain damage.
Personality changes are often overlooked, as doctors may not be aware of how you normally behave and therefore, have no basis to determine if you have changed. But you notice it. Co-workers, family, and friends notice it. Although something has indeed changed, no evidence of personality change appears in conventional tests such as MRIs and CT scans. Nevertheless, this can be a very serious and debilitating condition and should be addressed right away.
You should speak to an experienced attorney who understands traumatic brain injury and how to evaluate your case. Brain injuries can result in lifelong medical needs. In cases of negligence, you and your family deserve to receive compensation from the responsible party.
To learn more about personal injury law, I encourage you to watch the video above, read this blog and to explore our educational website at elkandelk.com. If you have legal questions, please call us at 1-800-ELK-OHIO. I welcome your call.