What are the long-term implications of a head injury after an accident in West Virginia?

Miley Legal Group

The long-term ramifications of a head injury, also called traumatic brain injury (TBI) after an accident in West Virginia can range from mild to severe, but it’s very often difficult to determine how serious these injuries are due to their nature.

When you or someone you love suffers a head injury that you suspect is the result of negligence, malfeasance, or failure to act by some other person or party, speak to a Clarksburg injury lawyer who can help.

Victims of a TBI, even when the injury itself is mild, may experience some of the following symptoms, most of which develop several days after the accident itself:

  • constant headache;
  • difficulty remembering or concentrating;
  • confusion;
  • acute or aching neck pain;
  • slow or slurred speech;
  • blurry vision or other vision complications;
  • ringing or buzzing in the ears;
  • nausea or vomiting;
  • paralysis; and
  • loss of consciousness.

Head injury symptoms vary widely from patient to patient and depend on very specific variables that are difficult to measure from the outside. If you should suffer a head injury, seek medical attention immediately. The delicate brain tissues protected by the human skull can be torn or ruptured by impacts that would do no more than bruise other parts of the body.

If you or a loved one has been injured from an accident in West Virginia, a Clarksburg injury lawyer can help you by investigating the circumstances of the accident that caused your injuries.

If the accident was the result of negligence, an attorney can build a compelling case that clearly demonstrates that negligence occurred, that you were injured as a result, and that you are owed for your damages and suffering.