In this Google Hangout, Phoenix personal injury lawyer John Kelly discusses a series of questions about traumatic brain injuries. You may also visit us online at https://www.jkphoenixpersonalinjuryattorney.com/brain-injury-lawsuits/ or post a question to the comments section and John has agreed to answer your questions.
1. Dina – My husband was recently in a car accident, and he was unconscious for a while after the crash. He just hasn’t seemed right since the accident, and I’m wondering if he has some sort of a head injury. What are the signs of traumatic brain injuries?
2. Ralph – I was boating on the lake, when I was struck by another boat that was traveling way too fast. I was thrown from the boat, and nearly drowned. Since the accident, I’ve been having trouble with my memory. While I didn’t receive a blow to the head, is it still possible that I could be suffering from a traumatic brain injury?
3. Randy – My wife was walking across the street when she was struck by a car. The doctor says she has brain damage. We don’t know yet the extent of the problems, but she’ll probably need continuing care from this point forward. What kinds of damages can we expect to collect from the driver of the car that hit her?
4. Carla – I slipped and fell at the store because of a puddle of water that had apparently been there for some time. I hit my head when I fell, but I didn’t lose consciousness. An x-ray of my head was taken at the emergency room, but it did not show any obvious damage. Is it still possible that I suffered a brain injury?
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– We’re with John Kelly. John is a personal injury attorney in Phoenix, Arizona. He’s agreed to answer some questions that have been asked online related to traumatic brain injuries. John, let’s go into the first question. The first question’s from Dina. Dina says, “My husband was recently in a car accident and he was unconscious for awhile after the crash. He just hasn’t seemed right since the accident, and I’m wondering if he has some sort of head injury. What are the signs of traumatic brain injuries?”
– Well, for Dina, I think that it’s extremely important if anyone sees that an individual after an accident is not acting normal, like their normal self, for any kind of confusion. Forgetfulness. Just doesn’t seem like themselves, and I’m not a doctor, so I don’t want to tell people I have all the signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, but that’s something that we need to get a specialist, get to the hospital, initially if that hasn’t happened to make sure that there is no bleeding on the brain, but also follow ups to that can be helpful too to make sure that we’re getting all the diagnosis that we need from the doctors that do know all the very specifics of this to make sure that we’re getting them documented correctly if there is a potential for a case.
– Okay, next question was from Ralph. Ralph says, “I was boating on the lake when I was struck by another boat that was traveling way too fast. I was thrown from the boat and nearly drowned. Since the accident, I’ve been having trouble with my memory. While I didn’t receive a blow to the head, is it still possible I could be suffering from a TBI?”
– In Ralph’s situation, if you don’t receive a specific blow to the head there has been studies that show that just jerking of your body can kind of rattle your brain within your skull and cause a TBI. So it’s definitely possible. So I do think that Ralph, again, just like Dina, needs to make sure that he’s getting to the hospital, getting the treatment, potentially going to the specialist needed who have the experience with diagnosing and treating traumatic brain injury.
– All right, next question was from Randy. Randy says, “My wife was walkin’ across the street when she was struck by a car. The doctor says she has brain damage. We don’t know yet the extent of the problems, but she’ll probably be needing continuing care from this point forward. What kinda damages can we expect to collect from the driver of the car that hit her?”
– Well if the doctors are saying that she has traumatic brain injury from the accident, and it’s been documented properly, there’s a huge scale of results that could happen because it may be a situation where they have post-concussion symptoms that last for 2 or 3 months, and then it kinda goes away. Or it could be more permanent.
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