HEAD INJURIES AND PTSD
Accidents from a motor vehicle, or a slip-and-fall, can result in these life-changing injuries that are difficult to spot with the naked eye.
The brain is fragile and you don’t even have to hit your head to have a TBI. You can sustain a TBI in any sort of whiplash injury--as the head is snapped back and forth, the brain can actually be bruised even in a relatively mild impact. Of course, actually hitting your head--even on your car’s headrest--can result in a TBI. These injuries range from relatively mild concussion symptoms to permanent brain damage.
In many cases, someone who has been in an accident may seem okay but subtle symptoms can intensify and become more pervasive over time. Many head injuries initially go undiagnosed because the symptoms taken individually do not appear severe. However, the cluster of symptoms can be life-shattering as they begin to saturate every aspect of living, often leaving the sufferer feeling overwhelmed and unsure as to why they are not returning to normal life more quickly.
Each year, 1.7 million Americans are afflicted by a traumatic brain injury, and over 70,000 experience a long-term disability as a result.
Lori S. Haskell specializes in personal injury and is willing to fight for you.
She has handled many TBI cases and works with neurologists and cognitive counselors to get her clients the support they need. Lori won a $1.3 million verdict on behalf of her client against Metro Transit for injuries sustained in a slip and fall on a bus. It is the largest verdict for a slip and fall on public transportation in the state of Washington. Most importantly, this exposed a dangerous condition that existed on Metro buses so that more people would not suffer the same fate.
Have you had an accident and have not felt like yourself since?
You could have an undiagnosed head injury.
Common symptoms that slip under the radar include forgetfulness,
headaches, mood swings, brain fog, fatigue, difficulty finding the right word (aphasia), and disturbed sleep. If you are suffering from any of these, you may have sustained a head injury more commonly known as post-concussive syndrome or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
These are symptoms that often go overlooked in an emergency room or even your doctor’s office. You need medical support and therapy for cognitive disorders.