Head injuries are perhaps the most devastating type of accident injury that may occur. They range from minor closed head injuries that may precipitate minor memory loss and no other symptoms, all the way up to much more serious brain injuries.
Normally, when one attends a medical treatment facility following an injury accident, the victim will be examined for any sign of head injuries. Not all types of head injuries will be evident immediately after an accident. Later, if one thinks that they are experiencing symptoms of a head injury (including memory loss, blurred vision, severe headaches, blackouts, and a number of other symptoms) one should immediately contact their family doctor.
In addition, they should immediately contact an accident lawyer, as there are a number of legal steps that need to be taken to protect the insured victim’s rights. The lawyer will also assist in clarifying what types of benefits are immediately available to the victim. Because of their potentially devastating effect on the victim’s ability to function, head injuries should not be trifled with. It is important to contact a Braithwaite Boyle accident injury lawyer as soon as possible after the injury has occurred.