Do I Need a Doctor after an Auto Accident Results in a Minor Bump on My Head?
Many minor bumps on the head turn out to be less than minor after time passes. Even if you have few symptoms after a blow to the head in any type of accident, you should let a doctor determine if your injury is relatively trivial or if you need immediate treatment. If the negligent or wrongful act of other parties contributed to your injury, seek support from an experienced Tampa traumatic brain injury attorney as soon as possible.
You do not have to lose consciousness or even suffer severe headaches to be a victim of traumatic brain injury (TBI). In addition to obvious signs such as headaches, vision problems and dizziness, you can have certain conditions that you may not necessarily associate with a serious injury, such as the following:
- Loss of the ability to think clearly or remember new information
- Emotional changes, such as increased sadness, nervousness or anger issues
- Change in sleep patterns
According to WebMD, TBI symptoms range from mild to severe. The delayed onset nature of TBI can add challenges to insurance claims or to lawsuits against negligent parties — particularly if you take no action until your condition becomes severe. So, while seeking immediate medical attention ensures you get the treatment needed to help prevent a more serious condition down the road, it can also protect your legal rights to file a claim. An experienced TBI lawyer in Tampa, FL can help ensure you pursue the full compensation you deserve to help pay the expenses related to your injury.
The attorneys at Larson Johnson, P.L. recognize the issues that are involved with living with such an injury. Once you receive the immediate medical attention you need, contact us for a free initial consultation to discuss your claim.