Causes of Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury can change the life of a victim forever. Injuries to the brain are unlike any other type of injury and are not always detected by CT scans and x-rays. Despite lacking physical evidence, brain injuries can have catastrophic consequences. It is incredibly important to have an experienced attorney on your side. The recovery process for a brain injury can be difficult and takes a toll on the victim as well as family and caretakers. It is the goal of our office to help you through the process.

Causes of Brain Injuries
There are many different causes of traumatic brain injuries:

Car accidents
Gunshot wounds
Blow to the head
Whiplash injuries
Flexion-extension injuries
Bicycle accidents
Pedestrian accidents
Medical error and/or negligence
Construction accidents
Industrial accidents
Slip and fall accidents

Symptoms of brain injuries include:

Personality changes
Attention deficits
Frequent fatigue
Communication issues
Memory problems
Loss of sensation
Loss of muscle coordination

What Should I Do If I’ve Suffered a Brain Injury?
If you have suffered a brain injury, the attorneys at Gentry & Ashton Law are ready to help you. Our personal injury attorneys will advance the costs and expenses necessary to take legal action for you. We recommend you take the following steps:

SEEK OUT IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION: Brain injuries are among the most painful and traumatizing injuries a person can suffer from. It is extremely important to immediately seek medical attention in order to prevent the injuries from worsening.

DOCUMENT THE SCENE: If possible, document any witnesses and obtain their names and contact information. Take pictures of the site where the accident occurred. If you are unable to do these things due to your injury, ask a friend or family member to do so.

CONSULT AN ATTORNEY: Once you have seen the doctor, your next step is to call a brain injury attorney. We can help you determine what your next actions will be.

If you have suffered a brain injury, you need a dedicated attorney by your side. An experienced brain injury attorney can get you the help you need. At Gentry & Ashton Law, we have handled numerous brain injury cases and we have the knowledge and experience necessary to help navigate this difficult time for you and your loved ones.

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