Documenting Your Traumatic Brain Injury
Posted on Tuesday, November 29th, 2022 at 12:16 pm
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a very serious injury that can occur as the result of an automobile, truck, motorcycle or other accident. A TBI can alter your life forever and leave you with a long-term need of treatment and other lifestyle modifications which can be very costly. An insurance company will want to minimize your TBI. Our experienced attorneys will help you build a solid case proving the extent and severity of your injury. Below are three effective ways you can help:
- Keep a log of your symptoms. Depending on the area of the brain that is injured, TBIs can affect many physical, cognitive, and emotional activities. Some symptoms may be obvious right away, while others may emerge more gradually. Signs of a TBI can include headaches, dizziness, memory loss, fatigue and sleep disruptions, difficulty concentrating or processing information, loss of coordination or bodily functions, anxiety, depression, inappropriate social behaviors and so much more. Write down your symptoms in a log or diary. Include the date, what the symptoms are, and their severity.
- Be communicative with your doctors. Not only are your medical providers better able to help you the more specific the information you give them, but they are also a chief source of proof of your TBI and its effect on your body. Be sure to tell your doctor all your symptoms. It’s also important that you follow all of the doctor’s treatment instructions and not miss any appointments.
- Ask for the help and support you need. If you are having trouble understanding the doctor’s instructions or need help in executing them or in any other areas, be sure to ask. There are many support services and groups available that can provide assistance to someone with a TBI and their family. The road to recovery and also to successfully completing your legal battle can be long. Taking care of yourself and your family to the best of your ability is essential.
Have you or a loved one been a victim of a DUI, car, truck, or motorcycle accident, dog attack, or a slip and fall incident? If so, Tiemann Law Firm can help. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free, same-day consultation by calling: (916) 999-9000 or toll-free: (800) 712-2000.