A Brain Injury Can Change Your Life
Even if an accident, such as a car accident, seems minor, serious injuries can result. These include traumatic brain injuries (TBI). After a brain or head injury, many individuals may not immediately realize that something is wrong. However, once the symptoms of a TBI begin to appear, the injury may already be permanent and have a lasting impact on the victim’s life.
Putting An Experienced And Skilled Lawyer On Your Side
At the Knoxville law firm of Pryor Priest & Harber, our Tennessee lawyers have years of experience handling a wide range of traumatic brain injury and closed head injury cases. While some people may only suffer a concussion and recover after a short period of time, others may endure a mild or traumatic brain injury with permanent damage.
We work hard for our seriously injured clients to make sure that they are provided with compensation that suits their current needs and addresses any needs they may have in the future. A personal injury claim can help you obtain what you need to face the future.
Learn how our lawyers can help you following a traumatic brain injury.
Symptoms And Effects Of Brain Injuries
Although your skull is strong and designed to protect your brain, the brain is still very vulnerable to injury. Depending on the extent of the force of the car accident, falling object or other accident, various levels of brain injuries can result. Some of the symptoms of a brain injury can include:
- Memory loss
- Speech impairments (slurred speech)
- Loss of motor control
- Mood swings or personality changes
- Other varying symptoms
Typically, the effects of a concussion or a contusion are both immediate (brain swelling, internal bleeding) and long-term (memory loss, personality change, concentration difficulties). Early intervention and rehabilitation can make a lifelong difference in a victim’s degree of recovery of normal functions.
Seek Immediate Medical Attention And Then Call An Attorney
If your insurance company — or the insurance company of the person responsible for your injuries — is not providing you with the compensation you need, we will help you.
Let us help you understand your rights and options after you or a loved one has sustained a serious brain injury in an accident. Send us an email or call Pryor Priest & Harber locally at 865-522-4191. We offer free initial consultations for personal injury cases and evening and weekend appointments upon request.